When listing performance numbers of any car, top speed gets a special mention. However, cars actually going and achieving their top speed is a rare occurrence. Thanks to this owner of a McLaren P1 we finally get to see the hypercar topping out. The run takes place on the 2.7 mile straight at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida.
The hypercar starts off slow but goes full throttle after 100 mph and goes on to almost hit its top speed which is 217 mph (350 km/h). While the P1 in the video takes 39 seconds to reach 186 mph (300 km/h), we know that the P1 can do it much faster, in 16.5 seconds to be precise and without utilizing the entirety of the 2.7 mile runway. The P1 can theoretically reach 250 mph but McLaren has electronically limited the top speed to prevent damage to its electric motors. Anyway, 217 mph is enough for setting great lap times: number one priority for a track focused hypercar.
As a matter of fact, this is the same McLaren P1 that was sold during the 2016 Monterey Car Week.
The P1 is capable of producing 903 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine combined with two electric motors. While the engine produces 727 hp, rest of the 177 hp comes from the electric motors.