This is the P1 GTR Design Concept that debuted at Pebble Beach. McLaren may characterize it as Design Concept, but in reality it shows us how the production version of an extreme P1 will look like. The car will be for exclusive use in the track, like the Ferrari 599CHCH / FXX / LaFerrari XX and Pagani Zonda R.
You must be in possession of a P1 to have it, with McLaren saying that it will be the strongest and the rarest car they have ever built. The car yields a total of 1,000 hp with the construction and maintenance having taken part in McLaren Special Operations.
It features a new bodykit, which produces large amounts of vertical wind pressure, consisting of front splitter, new air intake, side skirts, roof air intake, active aero, huge fixed rear spoiler, new rear bumper with diffuser like the ones in Formula 1. The very large dual tailpipes made of inconel and titanium alloy stand out, the car sits on 19 inch wheels with slick Pirelli tires.
The front part is bigger by 80mm (in confront to the “simple” P1). The rear arches, have a new spoiler, which diffuses the air from the front tires smoothly along the side of the body made of carbon, while a new airway, disperses additional air through the radiator, while improving the aerodynamic performance of the rear floor .
The mirrors are repositioned on the front pillars, to be closer to the driver’s eyes and to reduce aerodynamic drag. Changes have been made in the rear end of the door, with the aerodynamic channels being extended so that they can send more air downwardly through the motor to assist cooling.
The McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept is painted in the same colors as those of the McLaren F1 GTR with chassis number # 01R, which took the victory in the 24-hour race of Le Mans in 1995.
Each one will cost £1.98 million with McLaren having not decided yet how many units they will send to production. The only certainty is that it will be strictly limited, with its to production to start after the end of the production of the P1.
The owners of the McLaren P1 GTR will have access to racing simulators of McLaren and will take part in at least six international events, with the McLaren taking care of the transport to the tracks of the world, just as Ferrari does with its Corse Clienti for the owners of FXX models.