Performance numbers for the McLaren P1, possibly the most awesome supercar on the planet, are now in and the first production model has been sold and delivered to a customer in the United Kingdom.

The numbers are staggering. Here’s a rundown:

  • 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds
  • 100 km/h to 0 in 30.2 meters
  • 0-300 km/h in 16.5 seconds

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To translate that into American:

  • 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds
  • 62-0 mph stop in 99 feet
  • 0-182 mph in 16.5 seconds

The top speed of the McLaren P1 is a mere 217 mph and that’s because it’s electronically limited to save the transmission.

Now, think about all of that and then think about 34 miles to the gallon (Euro cycle) and the capability of going fully electric for about 7 miles (11 km).

Of course, all of that wicked performance comes with a price tag. The entire P1 is basically carbon fiber and aluminum and to get that 3.8-liter V8 and electric motors in this super hybrid, you’ll have to pony up about $1.15 million.

Makes you start thinking that maybe the kids should pay for their own college and that maybe it’s time to get a tally of the change in the vacation jar..

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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