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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/" rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/" rel="tag">Performance</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/mclaren/" rel="tag">McLaren</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/mclaren-p1-paris-2012/"><img height="417" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/02/mclaren-p1-1361855632.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/mclaren/"><br />McLaren</a> took the wraps off its upcoming <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/p1/">P1 supercar</a> nearly five months ago at the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/paris-motor-show/">Paris Motor Show</a>, but the automaker refused to release details about its interior, powerplant or performance - those juicy details would all have to wait.<br /><br />Yet after a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/24/mclaren-shows-production-p1-at-private-nyc-shindig-details-smal/">private showing in New York</a>, followed by another <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/18/mclaren-shows-p1-at-private-event-in-beverly-hills-reveals-more/">exclusive event in Beverly Hills</a>, McLaren began to slowly trickle out information about the P1's <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/06/mclaren-previews-p1s-digital-dashboard/">instrument cluster</a> and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/12/mclaren-reveals-p1-interior-shots/">passenger cabin</a>, before finally disclosing its 903 horsepower <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/20/mclaren-p1-to-get-903-hp-from-twin-power-hybrid/">hybrid powerplant</a> earlier this month.<br /><br />Finally, after much speculation, McLaren has revealed the last piece of the puzzle and announced its tested performance figures. The 100 km/h benchmark (62 mph) falls in "less than three seconds" while the 200 km/h barrier (124 mph) is shattered in "under seven seconds." Lastly, the rear-wheel drive P1 will hit 300 km/h (186 mph) in "no more than 17 seconds" (an impressive 11 seconds faster than its legendary <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/mclaren+f1/">McLaren F1</a>). Those blistering numbers put the P1 among a very small and elite group, with members like <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/bugatti/">Bugatti</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/koenigsegg/">Koenigsegg</a> and <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/hennessey/">Hennessey</a> - the fastest road cars on the planet.<br /><br />If you are wondering how much it costs to embarrass a <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ferrari/">Ferrari</a>, McLaren also broke its pricing embargo today. Base price, in the United States, is a cool $1,150,000.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/26/mclaren-releases-astonishing-p1-performance-figures/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>McLaren releases astonishing P1 performance figures</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/26/mclaren-releases-astonishing-p1-performance-figures/">McLaren releases astonishing P1 performance figures</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:00:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/26/mclaren-releases-astonishing-p1-performance-figures/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20477744/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/26/mclaren-releases-astonishing-p1-performance-figures/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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