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Old 02-20-13, 06:46 AM   #1
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THE McLAREN P1™ ADOPTS TWIN POWER TO DELIVER PHENOMENAL TORQUE, INSTANTLY

Feb 20, 2013



IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) and DRS (Drag Reduction System) offer instant boost of power and straight-line speed
916PS (903 bhp) and 900Nm, with emissions of less than 200g/km
Substantially revised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine coupled to low-weight, highly efficient electric motor ensures instant torque for optimised throttle response
Full E-mode offers in excess of 10km emission-free driving

The McLaren P1™ will have the combined force of two highly-efficient powerplants, offering the optimum mix of superb throttle response, day-to-day drivability and top speed. A mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a highly effective electric motor give a combined output of 916PS (903 bhp) and a maximum torque figure of 900Nm, ensuring instantaneous throttle response through the rev range, more akin to a naturally aspirated engine. Emissions of less than 200g/km on the combined cycle are reduced to zero in full electric drive mode, while the Formula 1-derived DRS and IPAS technologies offer an increase in straight-line speed and an instant boost of power.

The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine in the McLaren P1™ is a new version of the familiar M838T unit, that has been significantly upgraded to optimise cooling and durability under the higher loads. The engine block has a unique casting to incorporate the electric motor. The petrol engine produces 737PS (727 bhp) at 7,500rpm, and 720Nm of torque from 4,000rpm. To optimise efficiency of the petrol engine, extensive testing and development work has always been carried out with McLaren Automotive technology partner Mobil 1 on lubrication and hydraulic fluids.

The lightweight electric motor, developed by the McLaren Electronics arm of the Group, produces 179PS (176 bhp), and is unique to the McLaren P1™. The motor produces maximum torque of 260Nm instantly from a standstill, greatly increasing the throttle response of the McLaren P1™, and peak combined torque of 900Nm is delivered from just 4,000 rpm. In addition to this, the McLaren-developed ‘boost’ system, IPAS, provides up to 179PS instantly. The instant response of the electric motor provides a sharper throttle response more associated with a normally aspirated engine, and the significantly enhanced air-charging system enables the McLaren P1™ to have more top-end power – the perfect combination for high performance.

The electric motor is mounted directly onto the engine, and all drive is channelled through the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox to drive the rear wheels. Thus, the electric motor and 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine work seamlessly together, providing more than just added ultimate power and torque.

A further benefit is that the e-motor can provide faster upshifts. This is achieved through the application of instant negative torque at the point of shift, making the engine revs drop as quickly and efficiently as possible to the required engine speed for the upshift.

In addition to the obsessive weight-saving measures demonstrated throughout the McLaren P1™, so too is the optimisation of usable energy. When off-throttle the electric motor provides additional drag torque, recovering energy to the battery that would otherwise be lost to the brakes.

E-mode

The McLaren P1™can be driven in a variety of modes, powered by the engine and electric motor together, or solely by the electric motor. This ensures versatility and ease of transportation, allows use in low emission zones and residential driving is optimised with near-silent running.

Maximum power comes when using both powerplants together, but even in E-mode the performance is strong. E-mode is the most economical mode available with zero tailpipe emissions. In E-mode, the McLaren P1™ can travel more than 10km with electric-only power – enough for most city journeys. When the battery is empty, the petrol engine will automatically start to maintain drive and charge the battery.

IPAS and DRS optimise performance and throttle response

The power available via the petrol engine and electric motor is further enhanced on the McLaren P1™ through two steering wheel-mounted buttons which activate the DRS (Drag Reduction System) and IPAS (Instant Power Assist System).

The Drag Reduction System used on the McLaren P1™ is a technology similar to that employed on Formula 1 cars. Speed is increased by reducing the amount of drag on the rear wing and, where the MP4-28 has a moveable flap on the rear wing, the McLaren P1™ has a wing that reduces in angle to lower drag by 23%. The system immediately deactivates when the button is released, or if the driver touches the brake pedal.

IPAS is designed to deliver power rapidly for high performance acceleration, and provides 179PS of instant additional power. In developing the IPAS technology for the McLaren P1™, power delivery was prioritised over energy storage. This is achieved through a groundbreaking, lightweight battery pack, which offers greater power density than any other automotive battery pack on sale today.

Battery

The high power density has been achieved through a combination of high power cells, low pack weight and an innovative cooling system. The battery weighs just 96kg, and is mounted onto the underbody of the high-strength Formula 1-grade carbon fibre MonoCage chassis, which seals the unit in the vehicle, thus avoiding the added weight of any unnecessary battery packaging.

Due to the amount of power being supplied by the battery, complex cooling is required to guarantee cell performance and reliability. The coolant flow is balanced so each cell is cooled to the same temperature across the entire pack.

In addition to the battery being charged via the engine, the McLaren P1™ is also equipped with a plug-in charger which can recharge the battery, from empty, in only two hours. The plug-in charger can be stored in the luggage compartment, although the customer may choose to store it off-board – in a garage or the pits – to save weight.

Further details of the McLaren P1™ will be released in the coming weeks, before the production-ready car makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.


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This thing is beastly. A new era of Super/Hyper cars is on the horizon and its starting with the P1, 918, Enzo and GT successors etc..
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I loved the 918 when I saw in Monterey but I love the look of the P1
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The car looks sleeker and more sinister at the same time. I'm sure it looks sleeker for aerodynamic reasons.


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That's the first disguised car i've seen that still looks good.
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Production McLaren P1 pics.


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Nicely done McLAREN. Too bad the driver isn't in the middle
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McLaren P1 by the Numbers.
http://insidemclaren.com/2013/02/mcl...y-the-numbers/

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Aaaaaaand we’re back. We’ve just stumbled across some very interesting numbers, a few we knew already and many we didn’t. Let’s start with what we know. The McLaren P1 will produce 903 hp, [727 from the engine and 176 from KERS] and 723 tq [531 engine and 192 from KERS]. Careful with that instant torque. Jalopnik will be gracing us with “Save the P1″ T-shirts in no time.

As exciting as that info McLaren gave us last week is, it didn’t mean much without weight.

Our sources confirm a weight of 1400kg or 3086lbs, whichever is lighter. 0-100kph (62mph) is achieved in, well who knows and who cares. I’m sure a Nissan GTR would win off the line but that’s not what we’re going for here. However, 0-300kmh (186mph) is achieved in less than 17 seconds. For those playing along that is 40% quicker to 186 than a McLaren F1. It’s also a hair faster than a Bugatti Veyron, depending upon which of the 31 flavors you have in your garage.

We’ve also heard an official designation of P1TM. Does this mean we will see an HS or LM version in our future? All signs point to yes.

Worldwide production will be limited to a hopeful 375 units, with a starting price of $1,150,000.

Visit your local McLaren dealer today!
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Gosh this thing is outstanding. Well done McLaren. Ferrari and their Enzo successor needs to hit the ground running
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McLaren P1 TT 3.8L V8 + Electric Motor total output = 903hp and 663lbft
Ferrari LaFerrari 6.3L V12 + Electric Motor total output = 949hp and 663lbft

Natural enemies out the gate. So awesome!
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looks good but not as good as Ferrari... also that huge battery sitting vertically, it would have been good if they were able to put it under the car, like everyone else does.
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