Twenty years on from victory at Le Mans by the McLaren F1 GTR, McLaren will resurrect the famous name from its history for the track-only edition of the P1. The limited-run model will go into production when the 375th and final example of the road car has been completed, and in homage to its race-winning ancestor, the most powerful McLaren to date will be named the McLaren P1 GTR.
With no need to comply with road legislation, McLaren claims the P1 GTR will be designed and developed as one of the best drivers’ car in the world on track. It will also feature technologies and a powertrain more extreme with an intended power output of 986 bhp, slick tyres, a widened track and more aggressive styling.
The decision to produce a track-only variant is in response to demand from current P1 owners. The GTR will be priced at a staggering £1.98m. However, it will include ‘exclusive’ consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and Design Director Frank Stephenson, access to one of the McLaren racing simulators, and participation in six international drive events to be held at some of the world’s most famous Formula 1 circuits. Exact production numbers are still to be determined, but will be strictly limited.