McLaren had presented the concept of the P1 GTR about six months ago and now the car is ready to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It will only be available to the drivers who are participating in the program to be held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. This car is powered by 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine that generates a power of 800 PS. In addition, 200 PS is generated by the enhanced electric motor. The powertrain has been modified so that parts which allow sustained high speed running has been added and those that are necessary for use in public highway have been removed.
The external appearance of the car is aggressive in design. This is most evident in the design of the front splitter while the 80mm wider front compared to the McLaren P1 currently on road attests to the aggressive stance. The 19 inch motorsport alloy wheels are one of the most attention grabbing feature of the car. They are fitted with Pirelli slick tyres. The car sits 50 mm lower to the ground. The aerodynamic blade along the trim of the lower bodywork of the car allows for smooth flow of air.
The lightweight windscreen which has a thickness of only 3.2 mm has been borrowed from the road car of the company. The side windows are made of polycarbonate which is of the motorsport grade. The driver’s side has a unique sliding ticket window. Use of carbon fiber in the place of chemically toughened glass on the roof creates a cozy and cocoon like environment in the interior of the car. Finally, a number of modifications have resulted in reducing the weight of the McLaren P1 GTR by 50 kgs compared to the road going version.