McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme Calendar Revealed

The calendar for the McLaren P1 GTR programme has just been released after the very first customer example rolled off the production line in the McLaren Production Centre. While dates for the forthcoming track days haven’t been released just yet, we now know the nine different tracks which the P1 GTR programme will visit.

The tracks consists of Circuit de Catalunya (Spain), Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), Circuit of the Americas (North America), Silverstone (UK), Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Italy), Red Bull Ring (Austria), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Bahrain International Circuit (Bahrain) and Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.

As with Ferrari’s XX programme, the P1 GTR programme includes complete technical support for all owners and cars. P1 GTR owners also have custom seats designed for their vehicles and will initially attend a test session at the Silverstone circuit in the U.K.

The design of the McLaren P1 GTR is essentially identical to the concept unveiled last year. As such, the front track has been increased by 80 mm 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.


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