The McLaren P1 GTR roars in at Geneva Motor show

McLaren P1 GTR

From concept to production comes McLaren’s P1 GTR, making its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The supercar has an updated powertrain within a carbon fiber body, powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine paired with a lightweight electric motor, which together generate 789 hp (1,000 PS) with the electric engine adding 197 hp (200 PS).

The McLaren P1 GTR will be available to drivers invited to join the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme hosted at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain later this year.

The car’s front track is wider than the road-oriented McLaren P1, sits lower and has a redesigned front splitter. It sits on 19-inch alloy wheels in Pirelli slick tires. The fixed-height sits pronounced above the back of the and helps decrease downforce levels by more than 10 percent – 660 kg at 150 mph.

The first locations for the first McLaren P1 Driver Programme include an initial test session at Silverstone, England, followed by the run at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.” These tailored consultations will include a race seat fitting, a Human Performance Centre assessment, and final discussions around the design and livery of each model with McLaren Automotive Design Director Frank Stephenson,” McLaren said in a press release. “Each driver will also experience the McLaren P1 GTR from the simulator for the first time.”

The P1 GTR pays homage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans legend McLaren F1 GTR in its exterior yellow and green. The car arrives to production after the initial Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance debut last summer and extensive testing that followed since.

Photo Credit: McLaren

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