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The 2013 McLaren P1, officially stylized as McLaren P1™ (with the trademark symbol), is a limited production hybrid hypercar manufactured by McLaren Automotive and the successor to the McLaren F1. Making its video game debut in Forza Motorsport 5, as the cover car of that game, the McLaren P1 has since appeared in all subsequent titles, including Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. The P1 also appears with a Limited Collector Edition variant in the Limited Edition release of Forza Motorsport 5, and a Team Forza variant in the 10th Anniversary Car Pack add-ons for Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6.

Following the F1 in 1993, the P1, whose name stands for "Position 1" (which means "1st place"), is the second model in McLaren's "Ultimate Series" model range and the first one since McLaren Automotive's founding in 2010. Designed to "be the best driver's car in the world", the P1 utilizes technologies from Formula One, including a hybrid powertrain.[1]

Only 375 units were produced.[2] In 2017, the P1 was joined by a third Ultimate Series model, the Senna, which is not a direct successor to either the F1 or P1.

Descriptions

Each forzamotorsport.net description is identical with the exception of the last sentences.

Never before has Formula One technology been so integrated into the design and performance of a road car. The McLaren P1 touts KERS and DRS, both enabled by buttons on the steering wheel. Practical application of KERS gives the P1 176 additional horsepower that can be tapped to boost speed, increase overall output, or solely power the car up to 12 miles before needing to charge. This isn’t a car anyone is going to hyper-mile for a little savings at the pump, but it is a hybrid nonetheless. Coupled with 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged, V-8, horsepower numbers exceed 900 with torque above 660 lb. ft. A seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission carries the P1 up to a stratospheric, electronically-limited, top speed of 217 mph. To bring the P1 back down to Earth, carbon-fiber braking by Akebono is precise. When given a chance to drive the P1 Sergio Perez said “when I first touch the brake it really feels like stopping a Formula One.” So your McLaren P1 should feel right at home the grand prix tracks of Forza Motorsport 5.
— forzamotorsport.net [3]
Never before has Formula One technology been so integrated into the design and performance of a road car. The McLaren P1 touts KERS and DRS, both enabled by buttons on the steering wheel. Practical application of KERS gives the P1 176 additional horsepower that can be tapped to boost speed, increase overall output, or solely power the car up to 12 miles before needing to charge. This isn’t a car anyone is going to hyper-mile for a little savings at the pump, but it is a hybrid nonetheless. Coupled with 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged, V-8, horsepower numbers exceed 900 with torque above 660 lb. ft. A seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission carries the P1 up to a stratospheric, electronically-limited, top speed of 217 mph. To bring the P1 back down to Earth, carbon-fiber braking by Akebono is precise. When given a chance to drive the P1 Sergio Perez said “when I first touch the brake it really feels like stopping a Formula One.” So your McLaren P1 should feel right at home the grand prix tracks of Forza Motorsport 6.
— forzamotorsport.net [4]
Never before has Formula One technology been so integrated into the design and performance of a road car. The McLaren P1 touts a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) and Drag Reduction System (DRS), both enabled by buttons on the steering wheel. Practical application of KERS gives the P1 176 additional horsepower that can be tapped to boost speed, increase overall output, or solely power the car up to 12 miles before needing to charge. This isn’t a car anyone is going to hyper-mile for a little savings at the pump, but it is a hybrid nonetheless. Coupled with 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged, V8, horsepower numbers exceed 900 with torque above 660 lb. ft. A seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission carries the P1 up to a stratospheric top speed of 217 mph. To bring the P1 back down to Earth, carbon-fiber braking by Akebono is precise. When given a chance to drive the P1, Formula One driver Sergio Perez said, “When I first touch the brake it really feels like stopping a Formula One.” So, your McLaren P1 should feel right at home taking on any cars that dare attempt to challenge it.
— forzamotorsport.net [5]

Characteristics

The McLaren P1 uses a specialized version of the McLaren MP4-12C's 3.8 L (3,799 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 engine, with the new codename as M838TQ and the power output at 727 hp (542 kW) and torque output at 531 ft·lb (720 N·m). A new technology in supercars, however, is the addition of an electric motor for additional performance. In this case, the P1's V8 engine is paired with an in-house-developed electric motor that produces 176 hp (131 kW) and 192 ft·lb (260 N·m) of torque, giving out a total power output of 903 hp (673 kW) and a torque output of 723 ft·lb (980 N·m), although McLaren instead claims 664 ft·lb (900 N·m) in order to protect the gearbox; this torque figure is also used in the Forza installments. When the electric motor runs out of battery, the V8 engine activates and the battery self-recharges.

The car has a dry weight of 3075 lb (1395 kg) and a curb weight of 3411 lb (1547 kg). The resulting power-to-weight ratio is a minimum of 584 hp (435 kW) per tonne (3.41 lb/1.54 kg per hp) and a maximum of 647 hp (482 kW) per tonne (3.78 lb/1.54 kg per hp). Sending power to the rear wheels is a seven-speed McLaren SSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox like the one used in the 12C, but upgraded.

The McLaren P1 uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission just like the one in the 12C, but improved. The car can do 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, 0 - 124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.8 seconds, and 0-186 mph (300 km/h) in 16.5 seconds, a "full 15 seconds faster than the McLaren F1", as well as 0 - 200 mph (322 km/h) in 23.3 seconds. McLaren claims that the P1's top speed is electronically restricted to 217 mph (350 km/h). However, with the electronic limiter removed, the P1 has a top speed in excess of 245 mph (394 km/h), which not only correctly makes the P1 faster than the F1 in every performance aspect, but is also always reached or exceeded in the Forza games. At 160 mph (257 km/h), the P1 generates 1323 lb (600 kg) of downforce.

Special Variants

Limited Collector Edition

The McLaren P1 Limited Collector Edition is a special tuned variant of the P1 in Forza Motorsport 5. It is exclusive to the Limited Edition release of Forza Motorsport 5, with a special livery and performance upgraded to the top of Class R.

Team Forza

The McLaren P1 appears with a Team Forza variant in the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack add-ons for Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6. In the former game, the Team Forza P1 is basically a reskinned P1 with a Ten Year Anniversary livery. In the latter game, the Team Forza P1 remains the same as in Forza Horizon 2, but with performance upgraded close to the top of Class R.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 6.0 
Acceleration 9.4 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 6.6 
R 867
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 780,000 CR 1,300 TK
Icon Infobox Achievement Be at Tier 5 prior to first playing Forza Motorsport 5
Top Speed: 249.5 mph  (401.4 km/h) Body Family: Modern Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.185 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 95.1 ft (29 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 236.3 ft (72 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.31 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.50 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 9.3 
Handling 6.4 
Acceleration 9.3 
Braking 6.4 
 
R 867
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 780,000 CR
Top Speed: 250.0 mph  (402.3 km/h) Division: Modern Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 261.5 ft (79.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.52 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6Apex Wide Speed 9.3 
Handling 6.4 
Acceleration 9.3 
Launch 8.9 
Braking 6.4 
R 887
Unlock: Accumulate 3 medals to unlock this car
Top Speed: 250.0 mph  (402.3 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 261.5 ft (79.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.52 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 9.3 
Handling 6.4 
Acceleration 9.3 
Braking 6.4 
FM7 T5 
R 867
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,200,000 CR
Top Speed: 250.0 mph  (402.3 km/h) Division: Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 129.1 ft (39.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 302.9 ft (92.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.52 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+2,150)
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 9.3 
Handling 6.8 
Acceleration 9.4 
Braking 6.8 
FM7 T5 
R 898
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,200,000 CR
Top Speed: 250.0 mph  (402.3 km/h) Division: Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.720 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.061 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 126.1 ft (38.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 292.1 ft (89 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.40 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.61 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+2,150)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 8.7 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 10 
S2 998
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 780,000 CR
Icon Infobox Achievement Be at Tier 6 prior to first playing Forza Horizon 2
Top Speed: 250.6 mph  (403.2 km/h) Championship: Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 116.6 ft (35.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 271.5 ft (82.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.39 g
Icon ForzaHorizon2 FF Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 8.7 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 10 
S2 998

Unlock: Complete all parts of Acquire the McLaren P1
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 8.7 
Acceleration 9.4 
Launch 9.0 
Braking 10 
S2 981
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 1,350,000 CR 2,700 T
Icon HUB Reward Be at Tier 8 prior to first playing Forza Horizon 3
Top Speed: 254.8 mph  (410 km/h) Championship: Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.913 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 108.7 ft (33.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 265.3 ft (80.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.13 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.40 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Limited Collector Edition
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 8.7 
Handling 6.3 
Acceleration 9.4 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 6.9 
R 900
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 810,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Limited Edition Car Pack
Top Speed: 232.3 mph  (373.8 km/h) Body Family: Modern Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.185 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 92.7 ft (28.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 227.9 ft (69.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.34 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.58 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Team Forza
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 9.2 
Handling 6.6 
Acceleration 9.4 
Braking 6.5 
 
R 880
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 780,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack
Top Speed: 249.1 mph  (400.8 km/h) Division: Modern Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.916 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 104.2 ft (31.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 257.0 ft (78.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.35 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.56 g
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 8.7 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 10 
S2 998
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 780,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack
Top Speed: 250.6 mph  (403.2 km/h) Championship: Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 116.6 ft (35.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 271.5 ft (82.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.39 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Maximum Upgrade - X Class (with RWD)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 9.4 
Handling 9.1 
Acceleration 9.5 
Launch 9.1 
Braking 10 
X 999
Unlock: Upgrade Shop
Top Speed: missing data Championship: Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data

Conversions

Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain

Performance

The McLaren P1 is currently the best-performing road-legal McLaren in the series, with a high-powered twin-turbo hybrid V8 powerplant paired with other Formula One technologies for maximum performance. Off the line, the P1 has tremendous acceleration, capable of reaching 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, as well as being able to reach 200 mph (322 km/h) faster than most cars, making it one of the fastest-accelerating RWD cars in the series. This is partly due to the use of tight gear ratios. The P1's trick suspension and 1323 lb (600 kg) of downforce at 160 mph (257 km/h) enable fast cornering; in conjunction with the Drag Reduction System (DRS) that operates the rear wing and folds it up under heavy braking to decrease braking distances, the P1 gains a handy performance advantage over many cars. Outperforming its predecessor in all performance aspects, the P1 also has a very high top speed exceeding 246 mph (396 km/h), later increased to 255 mph (410 km/h) in Forza Horizon 3. Its closest competition includes the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Pagani Huayra BC.

In Forza Horizon 3, due to the P1's tight gearing, the car can benefit greatly from a top speed-oriented setup, which exploits wider gearing and subsequently yields a maximum top speed of 272 mph (438 km/h), which can then be increased even further to 295 mph (474 km/h) with the right gearing and the use of the Loop-the-Loop stunt track pieces in the Hot Wheels Expansion. In the same game, the car's braking performance was increased to outmatch that of the LaFerrari, which erroneously had better braking performance in previous games, contrary to real life.

Trivia

  • There are multiple achievements related to the P1 in the Forza series:
  • Pre-release screenshots and videos of Forza Motorsport 5 depict a P1 with different hood vents (pictured in Gallery below).
  • In Forza Horizon 3, the P1's front bumper, carbon fiber exterior door inserts on the sides, rear engine cover, and rear bumper cannot be painted with any decals at all.
  • The P1's mirrors are permanently carbon fiber black and cannot be recolored, despite some real life examples of the car having differently colored mirrors.[6]
  • The McLaren P1's active rear wing works differently in the games than in real life. It always stays up, even when the car is standing still. The wing also tilts to a 0° angle at 140 mph (225 km/h) and stays permanently up, even at speeds of over 230 mph (370 km/h).
    • Another example of this is when the player enters a Festival Hub in Forza Horizon 3 in the P1, the wing automatically retracts.
    • However, in Forzavista, the wing can be deployed and retracted.
  • The P1 comes with only orange and yellow as manufacturer colors, despite the large amount of colors the car can use in real life.[7]
  • The McLaren P1's electric motor was later used in the Formula E SRT_01E electric formula race car.
  • The Horizon renditions of the P1 use a front weight distribution stat of 41%.

Gallery

For more official screenshots of this car in Forza Motorsport 5, see this page.

Standard

Special

Miscellaneous

Model Variants

References

  1. Introduction: McLaren Automotive - Official Website - McLaren P1™ - Introduction
  2. Carbon Series: carscoops.com - McLaren P1 Carbon Series Is A Limited-Edition Masterpiece
  3. Description (FM5): Forza Motorsport - Forza Motorsport 5 - Cars (McLaren)
  4. Description (FM6): Forza Motorsport - Forza Motorsport 6 - Cars (McLaren)
  5. Description (Horizon): Forza Motorsport - Forza Horizon 3 - Cars (McLaren)
  6. Real-life P1 with colored mirrors - Autogespot - McLaren P1 - 14 March 2014 - Autogespot
  7. Color trivia/Real-life P1s in different McLaren colors - Autofluence - McLaren P1 Sunset Cruise by McLaren Newport Beach