At the recently held Pure McLaren Driving Experience at Spa-Francorchamps, a prototype for the brand new McLaren P1 GTR hit the internationally renowned Belgian grand prix circuit. With the British marque’s chief test driver, Chris Goodwin, behind the wheel, the track-focused monster laid down some blisteringly fast laps.
Typically the P1’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine and electric motor make 903 hp combined. That has been increased to 986 hp (1000 PS) for the McLaren P1 GTR however. Alongside the engine modifications, the British marque has revised the interior while also installing a selection of new aerodynamic components.
All told, the front track of the McLaren P1 GTR has been increased by 80 mm over the road car and has been completed with an aggressive front splitter even more pronounced than the road cars. Reprofiled low temperature radiator ducts seamlessly flow into the leading edge of the aggressively flared front wheel arches while the active aerodynamic flaps from the ‘normal’ P1 have been maintained. The rear-end is then categorised by a massive wing, redesigned diffuser and new exhaust pipes.