Watch Chris Harris Have Fun In the Mclaren P1: Video
Despite what some people may think, supercar ownership comes with both ups and downs, since it’s not exactly a walk in the park to use an insanely powerful vehicle on public roads. Chris Harris recently had the chance to spend a whole weekend with a McLaren P1, documenting almost every step of his short "ownership" of the model for our enjoyment. As some of his avid fans may remember, Harris chose the P1 as his "car of the year" in 2014, after having driven the McLaren, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari back-to-back.
As you can guess, the resulting video of his shenanigans with the P1 consists of plenty of sideways action on the track, but it also raises other important points, such as drivability on the open road, creature comforts, and what is like living with a stupidly fast hypercar. In short, Chris crammed as many details as possible in the close to 19-minute video, so there is lots of never-before-seen information in there, including an "attack" of the Goodwood Hillclimb with the P1 in electric mode and a very wet drag race against an Audi RS6 Avant.
As a refresher, the McLaren P1 is packed with a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter, V-8 engine and an electric motor that deliver a combined output of 903 horsepower and 722 pound-feet of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. It can get from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0-124 in a scarcely believable 6.8 seconds.