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Getting Groceries In Your Road-Legal McLaren P1 GTR, Latest Urban Dweller Stunt

Earlier this year, when it started raining road-legal McLaren P1 GTRs, many of us questioned the real-world usability of such high-octane behemoths.
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We're not here to provide a long answer on that. Instead, we'll let this image elaborate for us. The photo shows car nut Jeroen van den Berg grabbing some groceries in his 1,000 hp hypercar - those of you familiar with the Gumball 3000 Rally might know the man as one of the 2016 winners or by his thehomelessguy Instagram nickname.

You see, aficionados have always dreamed about driving racecars on the road and the last decade or so has brought more possibilities to do this than ever. And the McLaren path discussed here deserves serious credit for this.

The conversions are handled by Lanzante Motorsport, a British company that has Le Mans-winning history with the automaker, with the resulting machines now thrilling their owners all over the world.

However, we mustn't forget that much of Instagram's might is built on removing the background of the shown images. So what actually happens when you drive one of these gas-electric monsters out on the street?

Well, the answer obviously depends on traffic, but this Los Angeles example, which we delivered back in July, should make for a pretty good example. Notions such as the turning circle, or the visibility, which are hardly relevant when you're out there on the track, flying from one vibrator to another, can suddenly become the enemies of an urban dweller. Sure, the car wasn't driven by its owner, but there's only so much such a factor can change the outcome of a parking episode involving such a velocity animal.

And speaking of racecar-derived street beasts, one such development we're looking forward to comes from Lamborghini. Now that the Huracan has received a pair of circuit-confined versions, the "Stradale" version will undoubtedly follow.


Eigenlijk moet ik n andere auto !#supercarproblems #boodschappendoen #gezinsuitbreidimg

A photo posted by Jeroen van den Berg (@thehomelessguy) on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:04am PDT


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