McLaren’s track-special P1 GTR has been revealed further, with deliveries set to begin next year.
The interior has been revealed for the first time, featuring masses of carbon-fibre, simplistic bucket seats and a Formula 1-style steering wheel; designed as a nod to Lewis Hamilton’s steering wheel from the F1 championship-winning McLaren MP4-23 from 2008.
A racing-inspired dash readout takes the place of any ‘conventional’ dials or gauges, and the only creature comfort for the driver appears to be two air vents at face-level (hopefully dispensing cold air).
Power comes from the same 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 petrol-electric hybrid setup as found in the ‘regular’ P1, but McLaren have tweaked the package to produce 736kW.
The off-track component of P1 GTR ownership is as much a part of the experience as the car itself, with owners receiving a maintenance program from McLaren Special Operations and a driver training program as part of the purchase price.
And that purchase price? McLaren customers who already own a road-going P1 will be given the chance to purchase a P1 GTR, if they can find the required £1.98 million (AU$3.62 million).
Testing of the production model is now underway, as McLaren strives to turn the P1 GTR into the “best driver’s car in the world, on track”.
Having previously remained quiet on the expected production run, McLaren now says it expects to build around 30 P1 GTRs - but not until the full 375-unit production run of the road-going P1 is complete.
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