The McLaren P1™ GTR aims to be no less than the ultimate track-focused driver’s car, and we’d be quick to say it’s succeeded (and then some). McLaren describes the model as “pushing everything to the limit” and, with no road-car regulations to hold it back, the result is an even more brain-blasting experience than anything Jimmy Neutron could conceive in even his wildest fantasies.
Production of the P1™ GTR began immediately upon completion of the 375th and final P1™ road car. Available only to McLaren P1™ owners, the P1™ GTR takes everything that made that model incredible and turns it up a notch, allowing new heights of track-experience to be attained. The machine follows in the footsteps of the F1 GTR, the first McLaren to use the GTR moniker and winner of the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Powering the McLaren P1™ GTR is a mid-mounted powerplant that squeezes out a grand total of 1,000 PS. Special gizmos include the ERS-style push-to-pass system, while form and function combine gracefully in elements like the large, fixed rear wing, which features the Formula 1™-derived Drag Reduction System. Wing mirrors, meanwhile, have been repositioned to augment the A pillars, meaning they’re now closer to the eye line of the driver. The new location also helps to reduce troublesome aerodynamic drag.
The McLaren P1™ sits contentedly at a fixed ride height, resting its sultry bones on a delectable race-prepared suspension. Nineteen-inch motorsport wheels carry it along reliably on its fearsome circuits.
Those who take a gander below the rear wing will get to enjoy a clear view of the exposed, centrally mounted inconel and titanium alloy exhaust. Don’t stare too long, however, or the P1™ GTR might start feeling a bit bashful. Simply rest assured that this all-new straight cut twin pipe design was developed exclusively for the P1™ GTR.