McLaren P1 GTR to Bow in Geneva

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

McLaren’s new track-only model will make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Although we have seen the car before, the company says that Geneva will host the debut for the “production-intent” version.

Thanks to weight savings and some tweaks to the hybrid powertrain, the P1 GTR is said to have improved its power-to-weight ratio by 10 percent compared to the road-going model. Normally the P1 makes 890 hp, but the company re-tuned it in this case to makes 986 hp (or 1000 PS), using the same plug-in hybrid powertrain and 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 as the road car.

Buying a P1 GTR will set you back about $3.3 million in North America. For that insane price, you get access to a tailored driver training program, access to a McLaren racing simulator and a number of dates with your car at some of the world’s most iconic race tracks. McLaren takes care of transporting the P1 GTR and storing it, you just show up and drive.

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The company says that testing over the next few months will continue to make sure that performance, aerodynamics, driving dynamics and handling are tuned just right.

Along with the announcement of its debut in Geneva, McLaren has released a new set of photos and video showing off the stunning P1 GTR.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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