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McLaren P1's Hybrid Powertrain Churns Out 903 HP

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edited September 2014 in McLaren

imageMcLaren P1's Hybrid Powertrain Churns Out 903 HP

The McLaren P1's hybrid powertrain will produce 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.

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    stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    It is a 900+ hp super rare hyper car. It can run on baby seals and be as loud as a jumbo jet. It isn't exactly going to be a commuter car now is it? Making this thing a hybid is just a pointless addition of weight and complexity.
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    quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @stovt001: You're right. Running a whole 6 miles in electric mode is pretty much a gimmick, other than maybe the silent running. I've still got very high hopes for this car though, and can not wait for a review!
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    stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    Don't get me wrong I love McLaren. It would be more understandable if the reason given was that the electric motors was the best method of getting the torque curve they were looking for or something. Well maybe you could use the electric mode to sneak up on someone and ambush them, like that one episode of The Office.
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