McLaren has drawn on its illustrious past to launch one of its most exciting cars for the future. A production-ready P1 GTR
will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show, finished in the same color scheme that adorned its famous namesake, the F1 GTR. The P1 GTR is a fully stripped out, tuned up, track-only version of the McLaren's insane hybrid P1 hypercar
, designed to showcase just how far Woking's finest engineers can push the performance envelope.
McLaren's P1 needs little introduction: the hybrid-V8 powered hypercar sits in a realm where rivals are scarce, and performance figures are almost beyond comprehension – 0-100 km/h takes just 2.8 seconds, and the car will cover the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds from a standing start. The P1 is not just about crazy acceleration numbers though, it is a product of McLaren's impressive motorsports history, with a focus on pushing the edge of what a car can do through aerodynamics and innovative design. Gizmag took a close look at the incredible P1 at the opening of McLaren's new dealership in Melbourne, Australia.
McLaren has continued the drip-feed of info about its upcoming P1 GTR. The company is aiming for the racing version of its P1 supercar to be the world's greatest track car, and it has some suitably mind-boggling specs. Now, a stripped down interior and F1-based steering wheel have also been revealed.
Since 1950, automobile aficionados have flocked to Pebble Beach to celebrate the world's rarest and most collectible cars. This weekend’s 2014 show saw not only the gathering of Tatras and rare Ferrari Testarossas but also the latest in concept and production cars. Gizmag was on hand to capture it all.
McLaren wasn't holding back at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As well as showcasing two of its latest models with a couple of one-off vehicles
, it took the wraps off the 650S Sprint
. But for most the highlight was likely the unveiling of the British automaker's track-focused McLaren P1 GTR design concept that provides a preview of the final model that is set to enter production in just under a year.
McLaren has been busy with news of a duo of specially-designed boutique vehicles. First came news of the US$2 million P1 GTR
, followed by a Special Operations version of the 650S
. Debuting at Pebble Beach this week, the duo will now be joined by a track-focused racer in the form of the 650S Sprint.
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.
McLaren Automotive is set to release a track-only version of its high-powered P1 supercar
. By cranking up the horsepower to 986 hp (735 kw) and bestowing it with the iconic badge made famous by the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans almost two decades ago, McLaren says the new P1 GTR will be "designed and developed as the best drivers’ car in the world on the track."
McLaren has surprised the world by releasing full details and images of its latest supercar ahead of the Geneva Auto Show next month. The new 641 hp 650S appears to reside in a special place somewhere between McLaren’s “affordable” 12C
and the stratospheric supercar realm of the million dollar P1
We've been following the McLaren P1’s journey from concept
through extreme testing
to production. Now the car maker has released the performance specs of the hybrid-engine supercar along with the announcement that a UK-based customer has become the first to take delivery of a P1 that rolled off the production line at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England at the end of September.