The Geneva Motor Show: McLaren switched to a plug-in hybrid
McLaren switched to a plug-in hybrid
McLaren presented the first plug-in hybrid P1. It differs from the previous concept. The new vehicle got a hybrid power plant consists of a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 and an electric motor producing total capacity of 916 hp. An explosion engine has 737 hp and an electric motor has 139 hp, that power is shunted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Instant Power Assist System button on the steering wheel allows using all power forcibly switching on the electric motor. Another button changes the angle of the rear wing to reduce drag at high speeds.
The P1 will be able to drive on electric power alone in excess of 10 kilometers, accurate speeds are not published but the acceleration is expected up to 100 km/h in 3 seconds and the top speed is nearby 350 km/h.
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