The Lamborghini Aventador is well known for its fire-spitting abilities, with one of the cars recently being used to cook a Christmas turkey. Well, it looks like we can crown a new car with the admittedly made-up title of ‘King Of Flames’, the McLaren P1.
The guys at Shmee150 were down at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Formula One circuit recently and we’re able to get up close to two P1 supercars being put through their paces. As the video shows, the P1, in addition to being ferociously loud, spits out some pretty big flames from its exhaust.
These are completely stock vehicles we’re talking about, yet the temperatures reached near the exhaust tips were said to be as high as 1,652 degrees F (900 degrees C)--if you’re fortunate enough to see a P1 revving its engine, it’s probably best not to walk too close to its rear.
Sadly, your chances of actually seeing a P1 in the wild are slim. Only 375 examples are destined for production, all of which have been sold. Producing the flames is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 delivering 727 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. However, the P1 also benefits from an electric motor, which combined with the V-8 boosts the car’s output to the hypercar level of 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.