McLaren P1 GTR Announced With 1,000 HP

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Following completion of the McLaren P1 production run, the company will build a track-specific GTR version of its halo car.

Its name gates back to the Le Mans race car that McLaren won with 20 years ago and will be production-limited just like its road car cousin. The company hasn’t specified how many copies it plans to produce but says the car will be “strictly limited.”

“With no need to comply with road legislation, the McLaren P1™ GTR will be designed and developed as the best drivers’ car in the world on track,” the company said in a press release today. “This will see even greater levels of performance, grip, aerodynamics and downforce than the road car.”

But that isn’t the only area where McLaren is going beyond its road car’s capability. Power will also be increased from the 890 hp that the normal P1 makes to 986 bhp or 1000 PS depending on which measuring stick you prefer.

It also gets a widened track, racing slicks and more aggressive styling that the company is only teasing today.

McLaren said today that they will cost roughly $3,357,00 (£1.98) each. For that price, customers get the car and access to a training program designed to make sure they’re capable of driving the car. The training program includes consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and access to a McLaren racing simulator.

You also participate in at least six dedicated international drive events that will take place at F1 tracks around the world and it’s probably a good thing because it sounds like the company isn’t leaving anything on the table with this one.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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