McLaren P1 Hot Lap of BIC Inner Track by GT3 Driver Tim Mullen - Top Gear Car

This video gives you an exclusive driver’s view of the breathtaking McLaren P1 doing a hot lap around the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) Inner Track, driven by McLaren GT3 driver Tim Mullen. Please share the link to this video if you liked it.

This P1 happens to be the same car that was used for the Top Gear programme, as well as the recent reviews by Autocar and GTspirit.

Being a passenger in the P1 during the hot lap was amazing, I only wish it had lasted a bit longer. The only way I can describe the experience is that it was like being on a roller coaster. The high speed cornering grip was unbelievable, as well as the acceleration and braking. It was great having a professional GT3 driver behind the wheel to show what the car can really do.

The speed displayed in the video is mph!!!! So for viewers familiar to kph (or km/h), multiply the speed you see by 1.60934 and you understand how fast this car is!

IPAS was not used during the lap and the tires were still cool, so you hear it wheel spinning and sliding out of some corners!

The P1 really is the next generation hyper-car that sets the benchmark for this decade and gives its passengers an exclusive glimpse into the future. Like its predecessors, the McLaren F1 and its younger brother the MP4-12C, the P1 proves yet again that McLaren Automotive knows how to build performance cars. We hope that this success is carried through into the new F1 season and wish them all the best!

Special Thanks to the organisers for making the filming of this video possible and once again to McLaren Automotive.

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McLaren Press Info:
Following an extensive testing and development programme, McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the McLaren P1™ in the latest stage in the launch of the groundbreaking model. These figures show that the third model in the range accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds.

Groundbreaking levels of performance

The McLaren P1™ has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this, and gives further insight into the potential of the latest model from the Woking-based firm.

Fitted with a twin powerplant powertrain generating 916 PS (903 bhp) from the highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine and the lightweight electric motor, the McLaren P1™ storms from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds, and hits 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds — quicker than many hot hatches reach half that speed.

The relentless acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimised turbos, sees the McLaren P1™ reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds. By way of a benchmark, this is a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).