Jay Leno was the first person outside of McLaren to drive the P1 hybrid supercar and now Autocar has also gotten a chance to drive this technological marvel on track.
Steve Sutcliffe is the lucky guy that got a chance to drive the P1 at the Bahrain circuit, and he clearly enjoys it. Lets face it, the P1 is probably the best supercar out there today together with Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari.
The P1 started production very recently and just 375 cars will be built, with the whole production already sold out, despite the fact it is priced from £866,000.
The hybrid drivetrain combines a 627bhp twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine and a 176bhp electric motor for a total power output of 903bhp and 663 lb-ft of torque, taking the P1 from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, 0-124mph takes 6.8 seconds, 0-186mph just 16.5 seconds (5.5 seconds faster than the iconic McLaren F1). Braking from 62mph to zero takes just 30.2 metres. In purely EV mode it has a range of 6.8 miles.
Top speed is electronically limited to 217mph (350 km/h).
Fuel economy is an impressive 34.0mpg with CO2 emissions of 194 g/km. Clearly not something any owner really cares about, but pretty impressive for a car with 903bhp.
Hit play to see Steve drive this amazing piece of engineering at the Bahrain circuit.