Updated on 16th August 2014
The McLaren P1 GTR Concept has been unveiled at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The company claims that this track-only variant of McLaren’s halo supercar is the the “best driver’s car in the world on track.”
We already know that the P1 GTR is much more powerful than the standard car, but there is a whole lot more to the car which makes it one of the best track cars in the world. Aerodynamic efficiency is increased thanks to a increased front track and a front splitter. Radiator ducts, a roof scoop, a lowered -fixed ride height, an aerodynamic blade behind the front wheel arches and an extra rear panel help the P1 GTR be more stable, faster and stickier than the standard car. The huge fixed wing at the back has twin-elements, is mounted on carbon fiber pylons and features a drag reduction system for even higher top speeds.
The car gets 19-inch alloy wheels with a quick release center locking nuts and are shod with racing spec tyres. A air-jack system helps with faster tyre changes.
The car will only be offered to existing P1 customers, they will be offered an experience which betters the ‘standard’ car and the ability fine-tune their racing abilities through simulator training and expert advice.
Updated on 31st July 2014
Now for some news which will really give us Motor-Geeks a high, McLaren has released a digitally rendered image of its soon to be released track-focused hybrid supercar, The Mclaren P1 GTR. The image has been sent to existing customers of the regular P1 and it partially reveales the updated hybrid supercar which is getting an even more aggressive design, enough to make existing P1 customers spend a few more millions on it. The P1 which already costs around a million dollars sold off quickly enough last year, but the GTR version is expected to cost a modest 3,357,000 $ which we shall not be converting into rupees for obvious reasons! It is expected to make its debut at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, an annual event held on the third Sunday of every August, where approximately 200 of the most prized collector cars will be on display. It is considered to be one of the most competitive events in the auto industry.
Talking about the image itself, the rendering shows a very aggressive rear end of the GTR, featuring a huge fixed wing and an equally massive diffuser. Unlike the production version, the GTR’s exhaust consist of two big round pipes mounted centrally under the rear wing. The side profile of the hypercar gets larger intakes and inlets, designed for maximum aerodynamics and cooling, as-well-as the slick racing tires. As for the design of the front end, we will have to wait for an official frontal image, till then we expect an equally extreme fascia.
While the standard P1, churns out a combined output of 903 BHP from its 727 BHP-3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and 176 BHP electric motor, the track-focused GTR, is rated at 986 BHP. Additionally, the kerb-weight of the GTR is also expected to be less than the production version’s 1,400 kgs.
“Conceived in response to requests from buyers of the road legal McLaren P1 for a track focused edition of their car, and available for purchase only to this group as a fully comprehensive programme to include driving events, training and vehicle support, the McLaren P1 GTR will go into production in June 2015 when the 375th and final example of the road car has been completed – two decades on from the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans win by the legendary McLaren F1 GTR,” states McLaren.
And owning this variant of the P1 GTR might not even be the best part about the whole deal. The bigger perk is that owners will be invited to participate in driving events at the world’s most iconic racing circuits with support from specialists. Also, owners will have access to McLaren racing simulators with trainers who have helped train Formula 1 champions and exclusive driver fitness consultations with McLaren design director Frank Stephenson.
Aimed at the Bruce Wayne’s of the world, the McLaren P1 GTR could have easily passed off as a Batmobile in any one of the comics or movies. A perfect blend of technological amazement for the adults while the fantastic design is sure to appeal to kid within.
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