The new and extremely awesome McLaren P1 GTR will makes its official world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Announcing this, the British firm has released some new photos and a video of the GTR in action, causing our engines to rev uncontrollably for this car.
Right now the McLaren P1 GTR is being tested in various locations in Europe and the Middle East. This, of course, is McLaren being fastidious, since the GTR is basically a track version of the road-going P1 and therefore not really meant to work in every condition and every climate. Then again, this thing costs over 2 million GBP, so it’d better work no matter the situation!
The key phrase in the development of the McLaren P1 GTR is power-to-weight ratio, which is 700 PS per tonne. It is 10 percent more than the standard car, and has been achieved through motorsport-derived weight-saving and powertrain optimisation. The hybrid powertrain in the GTR makes in excess of 1,000 PS instead of the usual 916, while the body, chassis and the interior are revised and lost a couple of stones in the process.
Another highlight of the P1 GTR is its extreme aerodynamics which is actually form following function, designed for maximum downforce. But nevertheless, it gives the car a superb look, super aggressive and incredibly unique. Too bad you can’t drive this car on the road!