McLaren Group Executive Chairman, Ron Dennis CBE, and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez will shed more light on the groundbreaking and much anticipated McLaren P1 at next week’s Geneva Motor Show 2013. They will be at the McLaren Automotive press conference on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 11.15CET (10.15GMT) on Tuesday 5 March 2013. The pair, in their first official public appearance together, will be joined by BBC Sport’s Formula 1 presenter Lee McKenzie.
A number of tech features make the McLaren P1 a very fast car. Cutting straight to the figures, the McLaren P1 will travel from zero to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds, zero to 200km/h in under 7 seconds, and zero to 300km/h in no more than 17 seconds. This is thanks, in part to the Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) which is essentially KERS, for road cars. Putting the 300km/h statistic into perspective, this is 11 seconds faster than the legendary McLaren F1 road car. Top speed is electronically limited to 350km/h.