Road-Legal McLaren P1 GTR Spotted in the UK, Idling Soundtrack Is Surreal

Road-Legal McLaren P1 GTR Spotted in the UK 1 photo
Photo: JDMayfair on Instagram
Driving a racecar on the road has always been one of the most important dreams of the gearhead world, but the lucky few who actually got to turn this into reality noticed how the extreme circuit-only machines could easily take their toll on a driver's body after just a few hours behind the wheel.
Nevertheless, the latest trend in the supercar/hypercar realm, which sees street-car based racecars returning to the road, offers a spicy alternative that might just be a bit better in terms of, we dare mention it, accommodation.

In terms of the big names, McLaren is currently leading the way using the P1 GTR, with a street-legal version of the Vulcan track weapon set to follow. Returning to the road-legal P1 GTR, a Black example of the Big Mac was spotted in the UK late last week, just a week after an Orange one had shown up in Monaco.

The gas-electric animal is wearing British plates, with the machine having been caught on camera by Instagrammer jdmayfair, who also managed to capture some footage showing the surreal idle soundtrack of the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 in the middle of the car.

Those of you who haven't been following the story of the street-legal P1 GTR might wonder what changes have been made in order to allow the car to return to the road.

Well, the answer isn't all that simple and we'll remind you we spoke to Lanzante Motorsport, the British specialist that handles the conversion, to sort out the matter.

We approached Lanzante Motorsport back in March and, among other things, we were told that, at the time, four customers in Europe were awaiting delivery, while two cars had already been delivered (to Dubai and Japan). And this can only mean we should see those aficionados driving their octane behemoths soon.


Road Legal Mclaren P1 Sound û #jdmayfair #p1 #p1gtr #mclaren

A video posted by Jack Deane (@jdmayfair) on Apr 28, 2016 at 9:43am PDT

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