McLaren’s track-only P1 GTR has been officially unveiled as a design concept at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
The British carmaker has reinforced that goal this week when the covers came off the GTR concept, saying ‘phase two’ will begin shortly as the racer hits the track for further testing.
The select few buyers who already own a P1 and part with the £1.98 million (AU$3.55 million) asking price will get a more powerful version of the already hard-core 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 petrol-electric hybrid setup, with 736kW on tap.
Customers don’t just get the supercar, however, with a maintenance program from McLaren Special Operations and a driver training program also part of the purchase price.
McLaren rightly describes its new GTR as “dramatic”, perhaps best demonstrated by the car’s rear ‘styling’.
A huge (and fixed) rear wing is combined with air diffusers, plenty of mechanical visuals and a thin ‘ribbon’ of lights on either side along with a high-mounted twin-exhaust system.
Front styling and the car’s side profile are designed as a nod to the ‘original’ GTR – the McLaren F1 GTR that won the Le Mans 24-hour in 1995.
Other track-focused features include Pirelli slick tyres on 19-inch wheels, a ‘push-to-pass’ system, a front track 80mm wider than the standard P1 and additional cooling aids.
Deliveries will begin next year to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Le Mans victory with a strictly limited production run. McLaren isn’t saying for now exactly how many will be built.
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