A Third of the World's McLaren P1 GTRs in One Picture

A Third of the World's McLaren P1 GTRs in One Photo 10 photos
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Since the McLaren P1 GTR is a track-confined animal, the British carmaker's double hybrid (both a gas-electric and a mix between a street and a racecar) is, understandably, a near impossible sight outside racing circuits. Well, that aura has now been blown away, as we can show you no less than 12 units of the track toy in one single image.
The photo, along with the others found in the gallery below, come from McLaren itself, offering us a peek inside the P1 GTR workshop in Surrey, UK.

Actually, this is one of those extremely rare cases where the right way of looking at an image involves double vision. Yes, you should also see 12 street P1s alongside these GTRs, since the racecars are only being sold to people who already drive McLaren's halo machine on the street.

We're talking about folks who pay north of $3 million for the racer, thus getting access to the vehicle's one-make racing series. This is a program mentored by Brunno Senna (yep, he's Ayrton's nephew).

When you pay that kind of money, one of the advantages you get is that you can fulfill any kind of eye-candy fantasy you might have. And the car in the bottom left corner, which mimics the test vehicles' camo, stands as testament to that.

Sporting 986 imperial horsepower, or 1,000 PS, the GTR only surpasses its road-going sibling by 62 suck-squeeze-bang-blow ponnies and by 20 electric horses. Nevertheless, the difference in terms of performance is much more generous, thanks mainly to the aerodynamic and weight differences that set the two cars apart.

To talk numbers, we'll mention downforce is up 10 percent, while weight is down by 110 lbs / 50 kg (do keep in mind the starting point while chewing on that info).

And for those who want to fully capitalize on their investment, while being ready to inject some more cash before hitting that target, British specialist Lazante Motorsports has announced it plans to convert P1 GTRs to road-legal vehicles. Now that would be one interesting way of showing a Ferrari FXX K owner who has the edge.
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