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McLaren's P1 supercar turns out to be a plug-in hybrid

McLaren's P1 supercar turns out to be a plug-in hybrid

Ed Begley's Prius this isn't.

After months of speculation, McLaren officially announced the powertrain for its forthcoming P1 supercar. It's a plug-in hybrid.

The car, which will officially debut in production form at the Geneva Motor Show, will have a total of 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, the company said Wednesday.

Photos: McLaren's P1 plug-in hybrid supercar

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