McLaren announced that the new P1 hypercar is now completely sold out on the following markets: Asia Pacific, North and South America and Middle East. This leaves the European market with few available units.
At a starting price of over 1.34 million dollars, it is obvious that European economical context has set the potential buyers back from purchasing the unit. Even though, it seems that prices for the supercar have not varied significantly since 1994. Back then, the price per unit was 815.000 dollars, as opposed to today`s price of 1.34 million dollars.
When the engine and electric motor work together, the unit delivers full 903 horse power and 664 lb-ft of torque. While working on its own , the 3.8 liter eight cylinder produces 727 horse power and 531 lb-ft. The electric motor can declutch from the driveline and gives 177 horse power and an effective torque of 192 lb-ft. The 324-cell battery can be charged either by a wall plug stored in the luggage compartment or by the electric model on deceleration. The P1 can move on electric power alone for up to 6.2 miles and the driver can use a button mounted on the steering wheel release all available electrical power when the accelerator pedal near to the floor.
In the interior, the car features climate control, digital navigation, a Meridian sound system and carbon fiber door panels, floor, dash, headliner and central console.
Although McLaren declined to announce who any of the buyers was, rumors have it that there a quite a few celebrities expecting delivery of their own supervehicle.
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