The 2014 McLaren P1 debuted with its hulking 3.8-liter V-8 and electrical motor that collectively produced a mighty 903 horsepower and roughly 1,100 pound-ft of twist. McLaren has already made it clear that there will probably be loads of particular-version P1s, and in 2015 the primary of those arrives within the type of a observe-exclusive P1. In a nod to the McLaren F1 that gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1995, the monitor-prepped P1 carries the identical GTR moniker.

Review 2016 McLaren P1 GTR
Review 2016 McLaren P1 GTR

Review 2016 McLaren P1 GTR

Moreover that includes a bunch of aerodynamic and technical enhancements, which translate into extra horsepower and improved efficiency, the P1 GTR additionally marks the introduction of McLaren’s full buyer racing program. Identical to Ferrari and Lamborghini, the Brits are upping the ante towards organizing non-public racing occasions on well-known Method One tracks, however not earlier than the patrons obtain non-public consultations with McLaren’s racing division.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR  Exterior

Whereas the street-legal P1 is already one of the vital aerodynamic supercars obtainable right this moment, McLaren has managed to take it even additional with the race-impressed body equipment that adorns the GTR.

Modifications start up entrance, the place a new bumper and an enormous splitter change the usual items. The separate bumper that lies proper beneath the entrance bonnet and headlamps has been reshaped and now hosts a bigger radiator. A much bigger, GT-model splitter stands out under the bumper and join with the energetic aerodynamic flaps and the newly designed air ducts forward of the entrance wheels.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR  Exterior
2016 McLaren P1 GTR Exterior

An extra aerodynamic blade is situated behind the aggressively flared entrance wheel arches. The revised facet skirts proceed with a further facet panel on the rear, mounted for each cooling and aerodynamic functions. Different profile modifications embrace a lowered journey top, mirrors repositioned to the A pillars, and a set of light-weight, 19-inch alloy wheels. The rollers are 10.5 inches extensive on the entrance and thirteen inches on the rear and secured with race-spec, fast-launch middle-locking nuts.

Round again, the P1 GTR turns into even sexier. The items overlaying the rear fascia and the realm between the central-mounted exhaust and carbon-fiber diffuser have been ditched altogether. The supercar’s rear internals are actually uncovered, emphasizing the automobile’s aggressive race character. The rest of the rear physique panels and the diffuser have been revised as effectively, however the greatest addition is the fastened wing that extends to the total width of the P1 and is sort of as excessive because the roofline. The big wing works together with the brand new diffuser for enhanced downforce and grip levels. Rounding off the rear part is a brand new exhaust system — a straight-reduce, twin-pipe setup. Developed solely for the P1 GTR, the new exhaust system is made out of inconel and titanium alloy.

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The idea showcased on the 2014 Pebble Seaside Concours d’Magnificence incorporates a livery that pays tribute to the unique McLaren F1 McLaren F1 GTR check automotive, which wore an orange-and-silver coat. The colour combo has been reinterpreted for the P1 GTR, with the orange protecting the decrease areas of the physique.

The manufacturing model revealed on the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, however, sports a yellow-and-inexperienced livery that pays homage to the No. fifty one, Harrods-sponsored F1 GTR that completed third within the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. After that end result, the staff went on to win the ultimate three races of the BPR Championship. The automobile continued to race all through 1996, making it one of many longest-serving examples of the race-spec F1 GTR.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR  Interior

The P1 GTR’s inside is as observe-centered because it will get. The carbon-fiber MonoCage chassis is carried over from the street car, however most facilities have been eliminated to shave extra weight from the automobile. Because of this, the entire construction weighs solely 198.four kilos (ninety kg), a determine that additionally consists of the roof, roof snorkel, engine air consumption cavity, battery, and electronics housing. Making issues even higher is that the race automotive sees no discount in headroom for the motive force, because the rollcage is included into the MonoCage.

The principle spotlight of the interior is the new, race-spec steering wheel. The unit has been designed to make all controls as simply accessible as potential, with all the mode switches situated within the middle of the wheel. This permits the driving force to regulate the setup and traits of the P1 GTR with out having to take his fingers off the wheel. Primarily based on the steering wheel of the McLaren MP4-23 Formula One automotive, the unit can also be geared up with DRS and IPAS buttons, each of which will be operated with race gloves on.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR  Interior

Different options that aren’t out there on the highway automotive embody light-weight, DTM-style seats with six-level harnesses. The carbon-fiber seats are tailor-made to swimsuit every driver, and are mounted on to the chassis. Not like most of immediately’s race cars, the P1 GT3 retains the air-conditioning system from the highway-going car.


The P1’s already highly effective drivetrain has been up to date to ship much more horsepower. The output now sits at 986 ponies, eighty three greater than the road-authorized supercar. The extra energy comes from the motorsport-optimized three.eight-liter, twin-turbo V8 and a light-weight electrical motor. Transmission particulars have but to be released, however our greatest guess is the GTR will maintain the P1’s seven-speed, twin-clutch automated. The autobox is prone to obtain revised internals for faster shifts.

So far as efficiency figures go, count on the P1 GTR to dash from zero to 60 mph in as little as 2.4 seconds, a zero.2-second enchancment in comparison with the usual P1. Top pace ought to remain unchanged at 217 mph.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR  Price

Not stunning, the P1 GTR gained’t come low-cost. McLaren will solely promote it to clients who’ve already bought the highway-legal P1, they usually should fork over £1.98 million ($three.36 million as of 06/13/2014) to purchase one. The sticker makes the P1 GTR twice as costly than its street-spec brother, however McLaren is providing a full racing program with the automotive. This system will embody non-public consultations with the McLaren driver-health crew and firm design director Frank Stephenson, in addition to entry to certainly one of McLaren’s devoted racing simulators. What’s extra, prospects may even profit from no less than six drive occasions to be held on certain Formulation One tracks. Appears like McLaren is lastly establishing a correct buyer program.

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As for the P1 GTR’s availability, McLaren says manufacturing will start proper after it completes the ultimate instance of the street-going P1. There’s no precise schedule, however the 375th P1 ought to roll out within the first half of 2015. There’s no phrase as to how many P1 GTRs shall be constructed, however McLaren says it “can be strictly limited.”