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McLaren P1 GTR Race Car Debuts at the Geneva Motor Show 2015

The life of a Formula One driver seems incredible, from the supermodel girlfriends to the incredible lifestyle. But you can also live part of that with the McLaren P1 GTR racing program, unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. After paying a huge sum of money for the car, McLaren welcomes you at their technology center, where they make a special carbon fiber bucket seat perfectly matched to your bottom and a racing helmed.
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The racing program also includes a number of hours in the racing simulator, followed by a test day at Silverstone and real competition at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. The whole thing is just like Ferrari's customer racing program with the amazing LaFerrari FFX, which also pushes into quadruple-digit hp territory (has 1,036 hp).

But what about the car, this yellow streak of lightning. Well, it's based on the P1 hybrid hypercar, but comes with even more amazing numbers. Hard to believe, we know!

The output has been bumped up to a meaty 1,000 horsepower, while a total of 50 kilos have been shaved from the already light body. A giant wing and the air splitter at the front are only the tip of the iceberg, as pretty much all the major components were upgraded.

Not all the P1 GTR cars will look the same. The first, number 51, has been designed to look just like the Harrods Racing that took part in the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour race. It's really not hard to be impressed by McLaren's track car, which reminds you what the Brits did before they started volume supercars for the masses.

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