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albyneau

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:51:03 PM

By the time we actually see the McLaren P1 in the carbon fiber next week, there won't be many details left not already announced by the British supercar maker. Today, McLaren leaked out the power and engine specs of its new supercar, announcing the P1 would offer 903 hp thanks to a combination of a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 and a massive battery pack that can be charged from the outside — making it the world's fastest plug-in hybrid.

McLaren says the 3.8 liter V-6 will churn out 787 hp on its own, while the electric motor and battery pack add an additional 176 hp, all of which routes through the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels.

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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:48:28 AM

WOW
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leeac
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:13:41 AM

In other words, this is an hybrid hot rod.

[Edited by: leeac at 2/21/2013 6:14:29 AM EST]
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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:03:33 AM

nice
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:55:01 AM

come on, isn't that an oxymoron?
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:06:51 AM

yes!! why not?

here's a matter of fact...

Buick & Pontiac used a turbo and even a supercharger on the 3.8L 3800 V6 engine when GM made it
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BennoBlue
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:05:25 AM

GarRafFra says:
> Probably a real gas guzzler, too -- despite being a hybrid.

According to the article:
"McLaren suggests could get about 25 mpg in everyday driving"
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DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:09:01 PM

I had a 3.8 liter V-6 in my first car, a 1976 Olds Starfire GT, Wonder if it is the same engine?
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ddor
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:48:56 PM

Cool
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:42:41 PM

Probably a real gas guzzler, too -- despite being a hybrid.

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davenles
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:26:12 PM

A six mile battery life isn't really considered an electric car. It's just a new kind of nitro boost.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:02:36 PM

Cool.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:39:36 PM

Let's see it.
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lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:29:15 PM

Wow.........Imagine a car without use of gas ...... period.... never happen......
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:21:14 PM

yikes.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:15:10 PM

What a great grocery getter!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:09:55 PM

and a big seller i suppose ?
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:09:28 PM

As long as they manufacture cars like this, dont complain about gas prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:57:39 PM

6 miles on battery and the buyer's of the car could care less.
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