In 1995, the McLaren F1 GTR was launched after several motorsports teams convinced the Woking-based car maker to build racing versions of the F1. Come 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren will be applying that same treatment on its hybrid hypercar, spawning the P1 GTR.
Until the day of the launch, McLaren are keeping mum on the details of the track-only racer, which will be part of the new bespoke Driver Programme.
However, certain bits of info that we do know is the power-to-weight ratio that is 1-% more than the road-going model, 700 PS per tonne!
Like the Ferrari FXX K, the P1 GTR undergoes a significant weight-saving programme and gets its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol-electric powertrain optimised for the track, producing about 1000 PS, 84 PS more than the “basic” P1.
Testing is currently underway at various locations across the globe including the UK, several European locations, Bahrain and Qatar, with chief test driver Chris Goodwin behind the wheel.
Everything sounds real good so far but it soon comes to the all important question, how much? No easy way to say this, over 3 million US dollars (RM 10,679,700).