Just as the first customer car is handed over, McLaren has revealed the official performance figures for the McLaren P1.

Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine combined with a light-weight electric motor developing 903bhp, the McLaren P1 scorches from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

It carries on accelerating to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds – 5.5 seconds faster than the iconic McLaren F1.

Top speed is electronically-limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).

Perhaps somewhat amazingly, the McLaren P1 can still return 34.0 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits just 194 g/km of CO2.  Should you care about the cost of road tax, those figures place it in VED Band J (£260 pa).

The P1 is even capable of driving for up to 6.8 miles on electric power alone where, of course, emissions will be zero.

Deceleration figures are equally impressive.  The silicon carbide-coated carbon-ceramic brake discs bring the P1 to a standstill from 62mph in just 30.2 metres – less than a third of the distance listed in the Highway Code!

McLaren P1 Stats

0-100km/h (62 mph)
0-200km/h (124 mph)
0-300km/h (186 mph)
Standing quarter mile (400m)
V Max
2.8 seconds
6.8 seconds
16.5 seconds
9.8 seconds @ 245 km/h (152 mph)
350 km/h (217 mph) electronically limited
100-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
200-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
300-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
30.2 (99) [2.9]
116 (380) [4.5]
246 (806) [6.2]
Fuel efficiency
mpg (combined)
34.0 mpg
8.3 l/100km
CO2194 g/km