The McLaren P1 GTR is a 986HP Track Missile: Pebble Beach
How do you improve on one of the most hardcore hypercars the world has ever seen? Easy, you make it look like this. Revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this is the McLaren P1 GTR concept, what the company affirms will be “the best driver’s car in the world on track.” And to do that, McLaren Special Operations has given the company’s road-going P1 a significant track tailoring. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR
Surely you’ve heard this number before, but we’ll repeat it. On the P1 GTR, power has risen from the standard car’s 903-horsepower output all the way up to 986-horsepower, sourced from McLaren’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 and a lightweight electric motor.
Like the road car, the P1 GTR contours the airflow to its benefit (and mastery), only more so in its trackday guise. McLaren has ditched the P1’s retractable rear wing in favor of a large fixed wing – more downforce, more of the time. The wing partners with a Formula 1 derived DRS (Drag Reduction System) to give drivers a bit of a boost on the straights.
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More bevels, flaps, and slats find themselves interwoven into the car’s “shrink-wrapped” carbon fiber body, all helping to press the car further into the road. Unlike the street-legal P1, the P1 GTR will ride on a fixed-height suspension tuned for the track, as well as 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels and grippy slick tires.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 McLaren P1
As for servicing your track-weapon hypercar – MSO has that covered. McLaren Special Operations will run and maintain all of the P1 GTRs, no need to make room in the garage. Development continues on the final product with production hinted at in the early stages of 2015. Though priced at $3.3 million and only available to P1 owners, there won’t be many.
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