McLaren P1 GTR Revealed At Pebble Beach In California

By Jared Solomon | on August 16, 2014

The legendary British sports car maker, McLaren, has just taken the wraps off of the P1 GTR. The car was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California and the company claims that it will be the "best driver's car in the world on track".

The P1 GTR is a design concept and it has a number of modifications over the road going P1, but the most notable change is the V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo mid-mounted engine and the electric motor, which has been tweaked to bump the hybrid system up to 986bhp. Because there is no need to meet the legislations for road legality, the McLaren P1 GTR has been engineered to be the most track-tailored and most powerful model produced by McLaren Special Operations to date.

The P1 GTR also gets a more aerodynamically focused design with an increased front track and a GT style front splitter. Then there are new radiator ducts, roof scoop, a lowered fixed ride height, and a new carbon fibre body kit. The rear section gets a fixed twin-element wing sitting on carbon fiber pylons and features a hydraulically-operated Drag Reduction System. The P1 GTR also gets race-spec 19-inch alloy wheels.

The design concept on display wears an orange and silver livery that pays tribute to the original McLaren to wear the GTR badge – the F1 GTR.

Even if you have the money to buy one, it will not be easy to get one because the P1 GTR will only be offered exclusively to P1 owners. The owners will also be offered a specialist driver training program and will have full access to McLaren’s racing simulator and driving events.

The P1 GTR has been built and maintained by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), and will enter production next year after the last P1 will be assembled.

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