We’re going to throw some amazing numbers at you. 903 bhp. Seven speed dual clutch gearbox. One of only 375 examples ever built. Fewer than 250 miles from new. A mere ninety kilogram carbon monocoque chassis. Actually, the whole thing is only 1,395 kilograms.
Truly, the 2015. McLaren P1 is a triumph of modern supercar design. Like most hybrids, its electric motor provides an alternate source of power. Unlike most other hybrids, it “torque-fills”, or supplements regular gaps when the conventional engine doesn’t produce peak performance (for example, during gearshifts). The electric motor produces 176 bhp—that’s how they got up to 903 bhp.
The P1 hits 100 km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h in 6.8, 300 km/h in 16.5, before hitting an electronically limited 350 km/h. It does a quarter-mile in 9.8. Oh, and despite all that, it still manages 34 mpg. Hey, Volvo—how do you like that fuel efficiency?