The ultimate race car from McLaren is finally here.
In a press release issued today, the McLaren P1 GTR was introduced to the world as a track-limited variant of the brand’s hypercar. If the yellow and green car in the pictures looks familiar to you, it’s because the livery is based on the McLaren F1 GTR, chassis #06R. The original #06R was one of the seven F1 GTRs to compete in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it was driven to podium position by Derek Bell, his son Justin and Andy Wallace.
The P1 GTR’s body is 80 mm wider in the front when compared to the standard P1. The front also has a new front splitter that demonstrates the 50mm drop in height. Ahead of the front wheels, there are aerodynamic flaps that help with the overall airflow around the car.
In the rear, there is a stark difference between the P1 and the P1 GTR. On the standard P1, you have a technologically-advanced rear wing that repositions itself depending on the situation. The P1 GTR, however, has a large fixed-height rear wing that sits more than 400 mm above the car’s rear body. This wing works in conjunction with the previously mentioned aerodynamic flaps to increase downforce levels by more than 10 percent.
Upgrades have also been made to the P1 GTR’s powertrain, which now creates 986 hp, an 83 hp increase over the base P1’s output.
Be sure to stay with us for more information on the McLaren P1 GTR when it is released as we get closer towards the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.