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Video: McLaren P1 GTR hits the track with F1 GTR icon

February 25, 2015

Le Mans fans will be excited to see McLaren’s latest video promo, with the new P1 GTR driving out on the track with the legendary McLaren F1 GTR.

McLaren P1 GTR with F1 GTR

McLaren will unveil the new P1 GTR publicly at the Geneva Motor Show next week, showcasing a serious stripped out racing outfit. It’s 50kg lighter in weight than the regular P1, while the twin-turbo V8 hybrid powertrain is tweaked to produce 735kW.

The car also uses lower racing suspension which brings the car down by 50mm, while the track width is spread by 80mm for even better handling. If that’s not enough, McLaren has also revised aero components so that they now produce up to 660kg in downforce at 240km/h.

Interested punters will be able to purchase a P1 GTR for themselves later this year. The package includes special driver training and profiling sessions at McLaren’s Technology Centre. If you need further convincing, check out the video below – it’s sure to send goosebumps down your spine.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.