July 29 2014
McLaren P1 GTR on the horizons perhaps
RMA Track Days talks about the McLaren P1 GTR!
McLaren has revealed a single image of the recently confirmed P1 GTR model, which is set to make its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 15 August. Twenty years after it won Le Mans in F1 guise, the iconic GTR badge is set to return to a McLaren once again.
The company has announced the special track-focused P1 earlier in the year. Designed specifically for the track, McLaren promises its P1 GTRs will offer unrivalled levels of performance and grip. The image shows that the car has a fixed rear wing, rather than the clever active unit of the road car.
The standard road going P1 isn’t exactly lacking in downforce, but without the restrictions of road legislation McLaren Automotive will be able to fine-tune the aero setup of the hybrid hypercar to substantially increase dowforce. The effects of this will be heightened further with the use of racing slick tyres and a widened track, whilst a higher level of tune for the combustion and electric powertrain will result in an extra 83bhp, bringing total output to a staggering 986bhp.
To ensure these even more potent P1 GTRs are accessible for the average-level driver, McLaren will create a driver programme, tailored to each individual to bring their capabilities up standard. This will include consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and Design Director Frank Stephenson, practice in simulators and running in no less than six international drive events held at global F1 tracks.
Production for the limited-run P1 GTR will commence when the 375th and final P1 road car has left the assembly line at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking. To get your hands on one of these extreme track only cars, you’ll need to spend at least £1.98million.