A few weeks ago we brought you footage of Jeremy Clarkson driving the McLaren P1 in fury around Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. He was being chased by a camera car and then a helicopter while filming for the next series of the international hit show Top Gear.

New footage has now surface of the view from inside the helicopter. It provides a unique view and angle from above of the beautiful British supercar racing around one of the best and most popular circuits in the world.

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The helicopter would have struggled to keep up with the hypercar as is packs some serious pace! The McLaren P1 will travel from zero to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds, zero to 200km/h in under 7 seconds, and zero to 300km/h in no more than 17 seconds. This is thanks, in part to the Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) which is essentially KERS, for road cars. Putting the 300km/h statistic into perspective, this is 11 seconds faster than the legendary McLaren F1 road car. Top speed is electronically limited to 350km/h.

In spite of these astonishing figures, the P1 still returns 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of a mere 194 g/km. The electric motor offers a reasonable range of 11 km in full electric mode on the NE cycle, which sees emissions drop to zero.

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