McLaren P1 is a hypercar. At best, it is created to be used once a week – for going on track or just driving along some open roads. However, one man – a lawyer, from Japan drives his McLaren P1 every day. We are not joking. For this guy, the McLaren P1 is a daily driver and that is simply awesome.
Go Hiramatsu is his name and his daily commute includes going to work, stretching 1,000hp’s on the Metropolitan Expressway No.2 in Tokyo in the process and then enjoying his work after such a morning wakes up the blast.
He is a proper car aficionado. Apart from the McLaren P1 he also has a McLaren 650S, but the real fun actually comes with driving the massively powerful P1 at the racetrack. And not just any race track, but the Fuji Raceway. He says that he can hit up to 190 mph on the “long start/finish straight”.
“Looking at the speedometer, I sometimes wonder whether it’s really okay to be doing this!” said Hiramatsu after driving his car at ludicrous speed at the Fuji Raceway.
Well, of course, he can drive it this fast as the car is powered by a 900+ hp hybrid system. 62 mph is cracked in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph takes only 6.8 seconds, and 186 mph is reached in 16.5 seconds. These are bonkers numbers, to say the least.
Interestingly, the car top speed is capped – at 218 mph.
We are quite sure not a lot of drivers actually use the McLaren P1 as their daily driver, although, considering minuscule fuel consumption (it allegedly returns up to 34 mpg) they could. Also, the car is fully capable of getting into city centers without the driver having to pay a special congestion fee – this is a green car, don’t forget that.