One of the very first examples of the extremely limited McLaren P1 GTR is currently on display at McLaren Newport Beach in the U.S. Created as the track-only variant of the extreme P1 hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1 GTR is limited to the most enthusiastic and wealthiest owners and collectors from the British marque.
Visually, 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.
Additionally, new race-prepared suspension has been fitted providing a fixed ride height which is lower than the standard car. The wing mirrors have been repositioned onto the A pillars to put them closer to the eye of the driver and reduce aerodynamic drag. Meanwhile, the trailing edge of the door-mounted radiator channels have been extended to draw more air down through the cavity within the door, and into the engine to aid cooling.
Modifications have also been made to the engine of the McLaren P1 to create the P1 GTR. 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.