Having been confirmed in June, the McLaren P1 GTR has finally come out into the world as a design concept at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Clearly a nod to the F1 GTR racer of the 1990s, the P1 GTR is McLaren Special Operations‘ most powerful model to date, and aims to be “the best driver’s car in the world on track.”
To that end, the road-going P1‘s already-brutal 916 PS, courtesy of its 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 and electric motor, has been increased to the magic 1,000 PS figure. The front track is 80 mm wider, complemented by a more aggressive-looking front splitter and lightweight 19-inch alloys (front 267 mm wide, rear 330 mm wide) wrapped in Pirelli slicks.
An onboard air jacking system (similar to the one on the McLaren 650S GT3 racer) and quick-release centre locking wheel nuts make tyre changes easier. The race-tuned suspension features a lower fixed ride height. As you’d expect, aerodynamics have also been extensively worked on.
A new aero blade behind the front wheel arches cleans the air from the front tyres and directs it along the bottom of the dihedral doors to the high-temperature radiator at the back. The wing mirrors have moved to the A-pillars to reduce drag, while the trailing edge of the door-mounted radiator channels have been extended to collect more air for engine cooling.
The large fixed-height twin-element rear wing, mounted on carbon-fibre pylons, is fitted with a hydraulic Drag Reduction System. Below it sits an all-new exhaust system developed especially for the car. The straight-cut, twin-pipe setup is made from inconel and titanium alloy, and is contained within a carbon-fibre rear diffuser.
The McLaren P1 GTR is set to start production after the 375-unit run of the road-going P1 ends. How much? Tentatively, 1.98 million pounds (RM10.43 million), and that includes the ultra-exclusive McLaren P1 GTR driver programme, which offers specialist driver training and access to the tech, resources and people throughout the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, UK.
Road-going McLaren P1 at launch of McLaren KL showroom