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Video: Upcoming TopGear Season 21 Lands McLaren P1 Exclusive

It’s not often that you find somebody that is given a license to throw a supercar around a race track. But Top Gear seems to be an exception most of the time.

Recently, the benevolent McLaren P1 was spotted at the Spa-Francorchamps and with it was the Top Gear crew, fully dressed and looking like they’re ready to do something serious on the McLaren supercar.

The ensuing video proceeds to give us an idea of what we can expect when season 21 of Top Gear comes around. For now, we can enjoy this video and see who we assume to be The Stig giving the P1 all it can handle, including one powerslide attempt at left a lot to be desired.

We doubt that’s the one that’s going to be in the future episode, but we can certainly appreciate the fact that The Stig is running the P1 to its limit. Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised when it comes The Stig and Top Gear, right?

Click past the jump to read about the McLaren P1

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2014 McLaren P1

McLaren P1

The production version of the McLaren P1 was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next to its biggest competitors: the LaFerrari and the Veneno .

The P1 is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 800 horsepower. the gasoline powerplant pairs with a a twin-clutch transmission with an embedded electric motor to create a total power figure of 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque at launch. This output should be enough to sprint the P1 from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.




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