McLaren F1 GTR

The five legendary McLaren F1 GTRs that completed the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans are set to complete a parade lap at this year’s edition of the endurance race. Additionally, the brand new McLaren P1 GTR will celebrate its global dynamic debut at the show.

When the five F1 GTRs hit the track, it will be the first time they’ve been on the same racetrack since the chequered flag fell just after 4 pm on the 18th of June 1995. Chassis #01R, #06R, #02R, #07R and #05R will lap the circuit just before the 83rd iteration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans commences. Leading the pack will be the P1 GTR with former racer and 1995 Le Mans winner and F1 GTR driver, Yannick Dalmas behind the wheel. Also included in the parade will be owners of the McLaren 650S Le Mans Edition.

At the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, the five F1s made history after a dominating performance where they claimed first, third, fourth, fifth and 13th positions. These results came despite the F1 GTRs competing only being lightly modified over the road car and going up against purpose-built racing prototypes from much more established racing manufacturers. As a result of this Le Mans victory, McLaren remains the only marque to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 –the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

As for the McLaren P1 GTR set to dynamically debut at the event, it features an uprated version of the road car’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Typically this engine delivers 903 hp when combined with the electric motor but in the P1 GTR, that has been increased to 986 hp.


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