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Friday, February 20, 2015

McLaren’s 986HP P1 GTR Has Officially Arrived


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Until now, every teaser and rendering of McLaren’s vaunted track-only hypercar – the P1 GTR – has been a concept. That however is no longer an issue, because what you see before you is its finalized production appearance. If you’ve got a standard P1 road car and over $3 million sitting in the bank, this one could be yours. 

While there are few nut-and-bolt physical differentiations between this production P1 GTR and its previous GTR concept, the most obvious visual difference is its livery, which pays homage to the iconic yellow-and-green Harrods McLaren F1 GTR #06R, which campaigned successfully in the 1995 and 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans.


According to McLaren, the GTR has undergone a thorough diet in prepping the already heady 903 horsepower P1 road car for its track-only transformation. As such, this limited production version generates 986 horsepower from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor, sports a widened front track, and adds some new aerodynamic trickery along with a new fixed drag-reduction-enabled wing.

All totaled, the P1 GTR slots in at around 110 pounds lighter than the standard car, boasts 83 horsepower more than the P1, and at speeds of 150 mph its aerodynamics pull down a total of 1,455 pounds of downforce…or about the same weight of a Lotus Elan.


Need to see more of the rare beast? It’ll debut in full at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show, on the stand next to the highly anticipated McLaren 675LT. Anybody looking to see how this stacks up against the 1,036 horsepower Ferrari FXX K?