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Uber Now Offering Rides In $1.1 Million Hybrid McLaren P1 Until Oct. 30

28 October 2015, 1:55 am EDT By Dave Calpito Tech Times
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In a bid to promote its show billed "Breakthrough," National Geographic has partnered with Uber. The partnership will bring a bevy of hybrid, electric as well as alternative-fuel vehicles including the $1.1 million McLaren P1 to New York City to offer passengers absolutely free rides.

As such, those who wish to take a ride in a McLaren P1 in New York, all they need to do is to Uber it.

How To Avail Of The Promo

Uber users only need to open the application and key in the promo code: BREAKTHROUGH.

It is worth noting, though, that users can't request the McLaren P1 specifically. However, they will be picked up with any of the cool vehicles available, which include a Tesla Model S, a BMW i8, a biodiesel Porsche Cayenne, a slew of solar-powered prototypes plus a lot more.

It is important to note that the promo is only available in Manhattan below 59th street and it will run from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30, between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Powerful Hybrid Supercar

The McLaren P1 is equipped with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo v8. It boasts 727 horsepower amplified by a 176-horsepower electric motor, giving a total of 903 horsepower.

What's more, this exclusive car can be driven in silent and full-electric mode up to six miles.

It can sprint a quarter-mile distance within 9.8 seconds from a full stop, signifying that this car is indeed blazingly fast.

Breakthrough

National Geographic's newest show will feature "real-time scientific discovery." As such, a few vehicles that spell out the cutting edge of automotive technology were picked as part of the promotion, including the stunning P1.

"'Breakthrough' provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, revealing the world of tomorrow…today," says National Geographic in a blog post.

Each and every episode will follow scientific explorers who are working on newest and most advanced projects which have breakthrough potential.

A few of the notable discoveries the show will follow include finding a way to stop brain seizures, creating an Ebola vaccine, producing a new approach in collecting water and more.

"Breakthrough" premieres on Nov. 1.

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