Jay Leno Gets First McLaren P1, Drives The Heck Out Of It On Normal Roads – video

4 years ago by Jay Cole 5

Jay Leno received the first plug-in McLaren P1 supercar in the United States.

Taking The Wraps Of The First McLaren P1 In The US

Taking The Wraps Of The First McLaren P1 In The US

Then Jay took it straight out and put 1,000 miles on it…on regular roads.   Which is an amazing thing to do considering most limited-run, limited edition supercar would be lucky to get that much road time in a year!

As for the car itself, it is one of only 375 copies made at about $1.15 million a pop – which for McLaren, 375 is a lot, as only 100 of the original F1 were ever sold.

McLaren’s boss actually credits much of the 903 hp P1’s success to Jay Leno’s high profile interest in the car.  The P1 sold out completely almost 6 months ago.

Check out the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s garage (above) to see an episode-long feature on the car.  Also, keep your eye open for a moment of levity at the 19:30 mark when a black Toyota Prius bombs past the comedian.

Because this is a EV-specific site, we should probably mention that the P1 has an electric-only range of up to 12.5 miles at an average speed of 30 mph.

McLaren P1 Specs - Not Too Shabby!

McLaren P1 Specs – Not Too Shabby!

 

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5 responses to "Jay Leno Gets First McLaren P1, Drives The Heck Out Of It On Normal Roads – video"

  1. kdawg says:

    “Also, keep your eye open for a moment of levity at the 19:30 mark when a black Toyota Prius bombs past the comedian.”
    ————
    Deja vu or I saw two black Priuses pass him.

  2. kdawg says:

    Jay Leno says “There’s nothing on this car that doesn’t need to be here”.

    Um.. except a plug.. why even bother?

    1. scoops says:

      That’s funny coming from a Volt driver 😉

      1. kdawg says:

        Being that 85% of my driving is in EV mode, and the Volt has a 38 mile AER, vs the McLaren P1 with a 5 mile EV range that is recharged by the engine, I think the 2 are night & day.

        Who’s going to bother to plug in a car for a measly 5 miles of AER, that can be charged by the engine anyway. Surely gas prices vs. electricity prices are not on the minds of people driving a million dollar car, especially when you are talking about so little of both.

  3. EdoTesla says:

    He’s got a knack for getting passed by Prius-es – at about 11:35 in the video he same thing happens: