Video: McLaren P1 at Spa Francorchamps
Although we know everything there is to know about the McLaren P1 and we’ve seen the hybrid supercar lap numerous race courses, we just can’t get enough of it. This desire to see the P1 is why we’re back with video footage showing McLaren’s prized jewel of the supercar crowd taking on the Spa Francorchamps track. This isn’t the first time Woking’s new bullet sets wheels on Belgium’s motorsport venue, but we just couldn’t say no to a bundle that sees a supercar as exquisite as the P1 taking fast turns on Spa Francorchamps.
The video comes straight from McLaren and shows owner Michael Benham hooning his brand-new P1 only 36 hours after collecting it. Is that the greatest first experience you can have in your P1 or what? Naturally, Benham doesn’t seem to keen on charging up the Eau Rouge at full throttle, but the footage includes a few high-speed scenes, accompanied by that wonderful V-8 roar. Hit the play button for the entire experience.
As a brief reminder the P1, which McLaren introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, is motivated by a 3.8-liter, V-8 powerplant aided by an electric motor. Total output sits at 903 horsepower, while torque goes beyond the 1,000 pound-feet range. The British supercar needs only 2.6 seconds to charge from 0 to 60 mph, and 4.7 seconds to reach 100 mph. Top speed is a mind-boggling 217 mph, making the P1 one of the fastest road-legal vehicles ever built.