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The McLaren P1 needs no introduction to most of us. One third of the hybrid supercar “Holy Trinity,” the Macca has some pretty outstanding numbers – 916 PS and 900 Nm. However, what’s the best way of explaining those figures to a regular person? Well, McLaren has an infographic just for that.

Head to the McLaren P1’s official website, and under the “Specification” tab, you’ll be greeted with said chart. Rather than explaining that the P1 packs a hybrid powertrain, which is made up of a 3.8 litre M838T twin-turbo V8 petrol engine paired with a lightweight electric motor, there’s only the numbers the average Joe/Jane needs to know.

And it is pretty straightforward, with a lot of it involving the amount of time in seconds for the P1 to accomplish something. This is compared to the P1’s forefather, the legendary McLaren F1 (this one’s for sale) and an unnamed average hatchback. Just what the latter is specifically, we’ll never know.

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Starting with the basics, in a quarter mile sprint, the P1 and F1 will hit 100 km/h in 2.8 and 3.2 seconds, respectively. The “average hatchback” will only see triple-digit speeds a little after 9.5 seconds, by which, both the F1 and P1 have already pushed way, way beyond 160 km/h (which came at around the sub seven-second mark). Just 0.3 seconds after the “average hatchback nears its 100 km/h target, the P1 would have finished the quarter mile journey, with the F1 doing the same 1.3 seconds later.

The many other “fun facts” in the chart will certainly be very helpful in explaining the P1’s savagery to your buddy, who may be unaccustomed to cars. Just what does McLaren define or list as an “average hatchback” is anyone’s guess. Now all they need is to make another chart comparing their flagship against the likes of the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.

GALLERY: McLaren P1 displayed in Kuala Lumpur showroom

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