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Official: McLaren P1 GTR Announced

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Twenty years after the McLaren F1 GTR won first place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, McLaren Automotive is bringing back the GTR badge.

According to a press release issued today by McLaren, the Woking, England-based automotive manufacturer will be creating the McLaren P1 GTR, which, with 986 bhp on tap, will be the most powerful car they have ever produced.

In the press release, they stated that this car does not need to meet road legislation, meaning they can focus solely on its track performance. McLaren is hoping for this to be the best drivers’ car in the world on the track.

#59 McLaren F1 GTR at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans
#59 McLaren F1 GTR at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans

As McLaren stated in the press release, “The decision to produce a track-only variant is in response to demand to McLaren P1™ owners.” This means there are plenty of potential buyers who are willing to shell out the extra money for this powerful P1 variant.

That being said, potential buyers should know that the McLaren P1 GTR program will start at £1.98 million, which is roughly $3.35 million USD.

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With this program, customers will get more than just a car. They will also be able take part in a tailored program that will help them build their capabilities as a driver, which includes exclusive consultations with McLaren driver fitness team and Design Director Frank Stephenson, privileged access to one of the McLaren racing simulators and participation in a minimum of six dedicated international drive events held on Formula 1 circuits.

The McLaren P1 GTR will go into production as soon as the 375th road-going P1 is complete, but exact production numbers for the P1 GTR are still unknown.

(Source: McLaren)


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