A limited edition McLaren P1 GTR makes its way to the Swiss Showroom floor “Geneva Auto Show” this march and all hell is going to break loose with the announcement of the Koenigsegg Regera while we sit here in complete and utter awe.
This car is what dreams are made off, and McLaren pulled this sort of stunt before (more on that later) making their McLaren P1 GTR get 10% more downforce than the road going McLaren P1™ while managing to shave 50kg of the track focused P1 GTR all wrapped in a beautiful yellow and green package reminiscent of the Iconic and legendary McLaren F1 GTR (in the pictures).
The new McLaren P1 GTR will join the McLaren 675LT on the Swiss showroom floor which will make for one hell of a show. The McLaren P1 GTR will be available for a lucky few, which will join the driver programme at the Circuit De Catalunya in Spain sometime this year.
Cooling and aerodynamic performance have been improved via a wider front track that is 80mm wider than the road going version thanks to the huger aggressive front splitter and the lower profile – 50mm lower on those black motorsport alloy wheels shod with Pirelli slick tyres.
The lower bodywork gets trimmed down by adding an aerodynamic blade which works on cleaning the air flow of the car along the lines of the car’s flanks (winning). Everything has been made to reduce weight, with lightweight windscreen that measures 3.2mm in thickness and polycarbonate side windows that resemble the ticket window style to further reduce weight, a light-weight Titanium alloy exhaust and carbon fiber panels on the roof replace the previous chemically toughened glass panels to result in a total of 50kg’s in weight savings.
Wait there is more? Significant updates and modifications to the IPAS powertrain have been made beneath the ‘shrinkwrapped’ carbon fibre bodywork. The McLaren P1 GTR perfectly blends between the existing 3.8 Litre twin turbo V8 pterol engine and the lightweight electric unit/motor to produce insane amounts of hp – 789hp (petrol) and 197hp (electric) resulting in some mind boggling accelerations.
The power train has been revised to reduce weight as well by removing any designs used for public and highway improvements and relatively replace most parts with motorsport developed parts suited for high speeds.
Press Release Highlights:
McLaren F1 GTR #06R: inspiring a new generation McLaren F1 GTR chassis #06R was campaigned successfully throughout the 1995 and 1996 seasons with Mach One Racing, and is one of the longest serving examples of the McLaren F1 GTR in competition. The Harrods-sponsored #51 was famously one of seven McLaren F1 GTRs to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, and was driven to the final podium position by multiple Le Mans race winner Derek Bell, his son Justin, and Andy Wallace. After this result, the team went on to win the final three races of the BPR Championship.
The following year, the team enjoyed another strong campaign. Oliver Grouillard joined Derek Bell and Andy Wallace in the line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and finished a commendable sixth. The team also claimed a win at Silverstone in the Global GT Endurance championship. McLaren P1™ Driver Programme The first locations for the first McLaren P1™ Driver Programme have now been confirmed, and will see drivers attend an initial test session at Silverstone, England, followed by the first on-track activity at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. These events will follow on from individual driver profiling sessions at the McLaren Technology Centre.
These tailored consultations will include a race seat fitting, a Human Performance Centre assessment, and final discussions around the design and livery of each model with McLaren Automotive Design Director Frank Stephenson. Each driver will also experience the McLaren P1™ GTR from the simulator for the first time. Ultimate Series forms the third and final tier of the McLaren model line-up The McLaren P1™ GTR joins the road-going McLaren P1™ in the Ultimate Series. This exclusive range prioritises aerodynamics and outright performance through notable advances in weight reduction, chassis and powertrain engineering and the use of pioneering materials. McLaren has now established a three tier naming structure of Sports Series, SuperSeries and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the entry point to McLaren and will make its global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in April. Above this sits the core McLaren Super Series, comprising the 650S, the Asia-only 625C and the recently-announced 675LT which will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. The McLaren P1™ GTR will make its global debut alongside the recently announced McLaren 675LT on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 12.15 CET (11.15 GMT) on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at the 85th International Geneva Motor Show.