McLaren has released entertaining footage with the iconic F1 GTR "dueling" with its successor, the P1 GTR.
The P1 GTR is heading to next week's Geneva Motor Show with a livery inspired by the F1 GTR chassis #06R, one of the five cars which grabbed 1 st , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th and 13 th places at the 1995 Le Mans endurance race. Just like its ancestor, the P1 GTR is a track-only car which will be built in very limited quantities and will be used in specially organized events.
It's 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter than the road-going version and also more powerful since P1 GTR now churns a combined output of 1,000 HP (735,5 kW) thanks to a 800 HP twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and a 200 HP electric motor. There are other differences between the two since as the track car is 80mm wider and has been lowered by 50mm. Moreover, the body was further aerodynamically optimized to boost downforce by ten percent, thus allowing the track-only car to generate 660 kg (1,455 lbs) at 150 mph (241 km/h).
McLaren says they developed the P1 GTR to be the "best driver's car in the world on track" and they will bring it to the 85 th Geneva Motor Show which kicks off on March 3 with the first press day.