McLaren is planning to develop a road-legal version of the track-only toy P1 GTR.
The McLaren P1 GTR has been based on the already road-legal P1 and now the company wants to take things to a different level as the model in question is expected to get a road-legal version too. This basically means that McLaren will do a road-legal version of a track car which has been already based on a road-legal hypercar. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this time but according to a recent report published by the model in question has a pretty good chance of hitting the streets. At first, it will be developed to meet the road regulations of Europe and the Middle East but the carmaker is also studying other markets.
McLaren has unveiled the P1 GTR at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The model is 50 mm lower and 80 mm wider compared to the regular version and it has a 10 percent improved downforce. It is riding on a new set of 19-inch motorsport center-locking alloy wheels, wrapped in Pirelli slick tires, and it is also getting a large fixed rear wing. Other features found on the model include the carbon fiber panels, polycarbonate side windows, Inconel exhaust pipes and more. Under the hood, we can find the same 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine which is now capable of putting down 800 HP (588 kW) and the electric motor is now producing 200 HP (147 kW). The total output stands at 1,000 HP (736 kW).