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NHTSA Issues McLaren P1 Recall in USA

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NHTSA Issues McLaren P1 Recall in USA

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NHTSA has issued McLaren P1 recall in USA. One of the most expensive and exclusive supercars in recent times, the McLaren P1 recall encompasses a few dozen cars sold in the US. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found a problem with the secondary hood latch mechanism which might lead to the inadvertent opening of the hood.

McLaren P1 owners in the US will be notified by their respective dealerships about the recall and subsequent repairs will be carried out free of cost, of course. The cars affected by the recall are the ones built between March 1, 2013 to October 31, 2015. The total number of Mclaren P1s currently identified to undergo repairs amount to 122 which is quite a substantial number given the fact that only 375 cars exit across the world.

Now, the P1 uses a V8 hybrid unit to reach speeds well in excess of 200 mph. A hood coming loose at such great speeds could be catastrophic for the car as well as its occupants. Hence, the recall. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine along with the electric motors delivers a combined output of 903 hp. The sprint from 0-60 mph is pretty instant affair as well.

Source: NHTSA

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