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How The McLaren P1 Puts Its Power Down: Bespoke Pirelli Tires (Video)

 
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Just as the McLaren P1 shares much of its on-road technology with F1 cars (Drag Reduction System, KERS-type hybrid, etc.), it also shares its tire (or tyre) technology with F1's tiremaker: Pirelli.

Like F1 cars, the P Zero Corsas on the P1 aren't off-the-shelf numbers. They're bespoke, made exclusively for the P1, to maximize its handling and application of 903 hybrid horsepower.

With the P1's unique P Zero Corsas, the car can corner and brake at more than 2g--twice the force of gravity--sustained. That's a figure not often seen in road-legal cars, let alone full-bodied, 900-horsepower hypercars.

So how did McLaren and Pirelli come together to make this tire? Watch the video and find out.

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