McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach reveal
By David Szondy
July 26, 2014
Following on from the initial bare-bones sketch of its upcoming P1 GTR, McLaren has released another hint of what form the track-only P1 will take with a bit of concept art.
Scheduled to debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the P1 GTR is designed to show what the P1 design can do with the gloves off.
In the swings and roundabouts world of high-performance cars, design goes in predictable cycles. Build a supercar for the track, and someone will want a road version. Make one for the road, and they’ll want one for the track. Based on the limited-run McLaren P1, the P1 GTR will boast better aerodynamics, greater down-force and a broadened track, and will have the shackles off its 986 bhp (735 kw) engine.
McLaren will reveal the the P1 GTR design concept to the media on August 15 at Pebble Beach Lodge and the public will get its first look over the weekend at the Pebble Beach Concept Lawn.
The P1 GTR will go into production in June of next year, which is about when the last of the 375 units of the P1 road version will roll off the line. McLaren says that purchasing the P1 GTR, for which a price has not yet been announced, is a package deal that includes “unprecedented access to to the technologies, resources and expertise which have helped develop and train Formula 1 champions” as well as vehicle support, and driving events.
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