In celebration of the companys ground-breaking victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, McLaren introduced the P1 GTR in 2014 on the concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, with the final production version being unveiled to the public at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Similar to Ferraris FXX and FXX K, the P1 GTR was a stripped-out, track-only version of the P1, offered in conjunction with participation in a series of driving events at tracks around the world, providing an unprecedented level of access to the McLaren itself. Owners who must also owned a standard P1 were given access to McLarens own technicians and engineers in support of the car at driving events, McLarens own racing simulators, and even their driver fitness team as part of the privilege of being a GTR owner.
Taking the performance of the P1 one step further, output was raised to 986 brake horsepower in the GTR through extracting another 62 horsepower from the V-8 and a further 20 horsepower from the electric motor. With all the creature comforts stripped out for use on the track, the GTR sheds a further 110 pounds, and the jump in performance is quite noticeable to the driver.
Just like the F1, the P1s spiritual predecessor, the allure of having a race-ready P1 GTR for use on the road was not lost on McLarens clientele. A number of F1 GTRs were converted for use on the road, following their retirement from racing, and it quickly became clear that many of these P1 GTRs would not be confined to track-only use either. In total just 58 P1 GTRs we're built.
The car was to Lanzante Motorsport in Hampshire, United Kingdom, a company that earned its place in motorsport folklore for its participation in McLaren's aforementioned win at Le Mans, to be converted to UK road-legal specifications, at a significant cost, With McLaren's blessing, Lanzante's conversion of GTRs to road-legal specification unlocks even more of the car's potential, offering a true 'race car for the road' experience, with even more performance than the already potent P1.
The car has had just 2 owners from new the first being Lanzante before being passed to its private owner, this particular P1 GTR is offered today having travelled just 168 miles. The car's satin black and red colour scheme only accentuates its menacing stance, enhanced from a normal P1 through lower ride height, fitment of a fixed rear wing, new front diffuser, and repositioned wing mirrors, all in an effort to increase downforce and reduce aerodynamic drag to better handle the additional horsepower on tap. Importantly though, the P1 GTR retains the front lift system of the P1; therefore, low speed practicality is not impaired.
Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is accompanied by its original fight case containing factory-supplied tools, diagnostic equipment, and hybrid charging unit.
It can be argued that there is no more aggressive or exciting road-legal car available for purchase today. Offered in virtually as-new condition and ready for both use on the track and on the road, this would be the ultimate acquisition for any collection.
The car sits on Pirelli P-Zero Tyres all around.
Front: 245 x 35 x ZR19 (93Y)
Rear: 315 x 30 x ZR20 (101Y)
The Tyre Depths are as follows:
Front Right: 5mm
Front Left: 5mm
Rear Right: 4mm
Rear Left: 4mm
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