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McLaren P1 GTR Concept Teased

McLaren has previewed its upcoming track-focused P1 GTR with a new official image.

Jul 29, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

McLaren P1 GTR design concept

McLaren is set to cause quite a stir at this year’s Concours d’Elegance by taking the wraps off its latest super-exclusive track-focused creation.

The P1 GTR will be based on McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar, the P1, but will be faster, more powerful, more aerodynamic and altogether rarer.

That’s because in order to stand a chance of owning one when it goes into production in 2015, you will have to already have a standard P1 sitting in your driveway and a spare £1.98 million to spend.

That’s a lot of money for a car that can’t be driven legally on the public highway, but it could be a small price to pay if, as McLaren claims, the GTR lives up to the hype as the world’s best-performing track car.

The GTR borrows its suffix from McLaren’s 24 Hours-winning F1 GTR.


McLaren P1 Bahrain

The GTR will produce 986bhp, run on specially developed slick tires and boast a wider track in order to help make the most of that extra power.

What’s more, each example will be the racing car equivalent of an exquisitely cut bespoke Savile Row suit as every lucky owner will work with McLaren to help co-develop his or her car and to make sure it is a perfect fit with driving style and capabilities.

This co-development program will include exclusive consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and the company’s design director and access to a state-of-the-art driving simulator where changes and additions can be tested virtually before being applied to the actual car.

The final exclusive touch will be an invitation to compete in regular driving events including a minimum of six dedicated races that are scheduled to be held on some of the world’s most famous Formula 1 circuits.

 says that the P1 GTR that will be unveiled on the 18th fairway at the Pebble Beach Lodge in California on Friday, August 15 is only a design concept model and so some of the features are expected to change before the actual car goes into production in June 2015.

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