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McLaren P1 GTR Becomes LMP1 Le Mans Prototype Racer in Mind-Blowing Rendering

In terms of hypercars, we might just call 2016 the year of the McLaren P1 GTR. From street-legal incarnations of the Woking racecar being spotted in the wild to people being amazed at the superficial rust on the GTR's exhaust at the track, this is probably the hottest 1,000 hp topic of 2016, at least so far.
McLaren P1 GTR Becomes LMP1 Le Mans Prototype Racer: rendering 1 photo
But what if we are to move to the next level? Well, since a road-going P1 GTR brought back to a track-confined status would be ridiculous, we'll have to turn to the world of renderings for this one. Fortunately, nowadays the internet will provide just about any wacky contraption you can think of, so we have something special to show you.

We're talking about the machine in the pixel rearrangement above, namely an LMP1 incarnation of the P1 GTR. Digital artist Yasid Design, who sits behind the creation, has got the timing right, since we only have less than a month to wait for this year's Le Mans race.

This is all Photoshop work and here's what the pixel man had to say about his work: "When your McLaren P1GTR isn't enough, you take out your LM-P1(P1). What? That's right. Something I had in mind since a while but was way too busy to put it down."

Come to think of it, we can never have enough tributes for McLaren's overly surprising 1995 Le Mans-dominating victory. At the time, McLaren entered seven F1 GTRs in the Circuit de la Sarthe battle, and while these were supposed to fight GT1 competitors, they ended up grabbing the 1st, 4th, 5th and 13th overall places, which means the Brits showed how a street-car based racer can beat purpose-built endurance racing prototypes.

To this day, Woking likes to build Le Mans special editions (650S Le Mans, anybody?), but truth be told, we love to see a radical transformation such as the one we have here, even if this is confined to our desktops.

 
 
 
 
 

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