The newly-named McLaren P1 GTR will resurrect the GTR name for the British carmaker, due to begin production when the 375th and last P1 road car has been built.
McLaren says the P1 GTR will be “the most powerful McLaren to date”, adding the rather bold prediction that its creation will also be “the best driver’s car in the world, on track”.
The supercar maker has no plans to make the P1 GTR ‘street-legal’ in any way; the car will be designed and developed with almost a total focus on lap times.
Power, grip levels, aerodynamic efficiency and down-force will all be fine-tuned over the road-going version, while the GTR also gets a widened track and slick tyres.
Buyers who part with the £1.98 million (AU$3.57 million) asking price for the P1 GTR will also be treated to 736kW of power (62kW more than the road car), provided the engineers can match their target output.
Aside from the P1 GTR, the price also includes consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team, access to racing simulators and a minimum of six international drive events at some of the world’s best-known Formula 1 circuits.
The McLaren P1 GTR will only be built in a strictly limited quantity – and only offered to existing P1 customers at this stage - but the carmaker is yet to determine exactly what that quantity will be.
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