Geneva to See the Birth of Limited Production McLaren P1 GTR
McLaren P1 GTR will premiere alongside the recently announced McLaren 675LT at the Geneva Motor Show on 3rd of March. The car will be dressed in a special livery inspired by iconic McLaren F1 GTR, chassis #06R, making it a very special limited edition. The new design of the supercar pays tribute to the historic yellow and green #06R F1 GTR which was one of the five F1 GTRs that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans 20 years ago.
There will be only minor modifications to the Design Concept presented just six months ago. The limited edition model will be available to those who will participate in the P1 GTR Driver Programme. The latter will start at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain later this year.
Some of the enhancements after extensive tests and continuous development optimize aerodynamic performance and cooling. For instance, the front track is 80mm wider than the road-going P1 and sits 50mm closer to the ground. In addition, it features more aggressive front splitter, 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels and slick Pirelli tyres.
The lightweight windscreen of the road car has been retained; in contrast to the side windows are which are made of polycarbonate. On driver's side there is a sliding ‘ticket window. On the roof the glass has been replaced by carbon fibre panels, thus delivering weight savings of 50kg.
There are some significant modifications to the IPAS powertrain made. The heart that beats in this McLaren is the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with an enhanced lightweight electric motor. Combined, these powerplants generate 1,000 hp (735 kW), from which 800 hp is produced by the petrol engine and 200 hp by the electric motor.
It is also important to mention that the McLaren P1 GTR joins the road-going McLaren P1 in the Ultimate Series. The company has established a three tier naming structure of Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series.
The Sports Series will make its world debut at the New York International Auto Show in April. The Super Series that comprise of 650S, 625C and 675LT will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.