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The GTR is a P1 transformed into a track weapon, a curious distinction given how insane the roadgoing P1 hypercar already is. No matter: McLaren’s Woking crew seems to have found a way to extract even more performance out of the P1, and they’re setting the result loose in a P1 GTR racing series, starting later this year. The buy-in for the GTR—which is available only to current P1 owners—sits at a cool $3.6 million (£1.98 million), which buys you not just the car but people, too! Now, before you cry, “human trafficking!” we should point out that the humans thrown into the bargain comprise a pit crew and a driver-training regimen, and those are merely available at your disposal.
The GTR utilizes a massaged version of the P1’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 and electric motor, thus enjoying an 83-hp advantage over its road-legal sibling. McLaren coaxes an extra 62 ponies from the V-8 and extracts another 20 horsepower from the electric motor, landing just shy of 1000 horsepower (986, to be precise). Pirelli slicks stretched over center-lock 19-inch wheels do their best to route the powertrain’s might to the pavement, and they’re aided by an impressive aerodynamics package.
Besides making the angry-catfish P1 look even angrier, the aero bits contribute up to a 10-percent improvement in downforce. The GTR’s rear wing’s height is fixed—it towers 3.9 inches higher above the rear deck than the normal P1’s height-adjustable piece when fully extended—but retains its Drag Reduction System functionality, in which actuators vary its pitch from 32 degrees to zero at the push of a button for a boost at higher speeds.
The suspension sits nearly two inches lower than stock, and the front track is 3.2 wider. McLaren also stripped 110 pounds from the P1’s body, mostly by chucking anything related to “public highway use.”
originally posted by: Hijinx
a reply to: DjembeJedi
Absolutely !!! I'd just be afraid to kill myself and everyone watching if i was the driver..... It's a totally different animal, but oh so #ing sexy and tempting.