If the McLaren P1 isn’t fast enough for you, the automaker is planning to reveal a street-legal P1 GTR later this year.
Can one ever have enough power? It doesn’t seem like it, because in addition to McLaren showcasing its fastest and most powerful models at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the British automaker also plans to showcase something entirely new. McLaren will be bringing two examples of its P1 GTR to the event, as well as a street-legal variant that will also have a turn at tackling the iconic hillclimb.
While the P1 GTR was originally confined to racetracks, the hypercar can now be modified to be used on public roads. Lanzante Motorsport—the same company that won Le Mans in a F1 GTR in 1995—can turn any track-only P1 GTR into an animal that can be used on the road.
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While pictures of a street-legal P1 GTR have appeared on the web, the hypercar will reportedly look similarly to that of the track-only model, but will feature a host of modifications. Since it’s based off of an incredible hypercar, the road-going P1 GTR will surely set a blistering time up the hill. Former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack will pilot the hypercar and see if he can set a new record for the fastest road car at the event.
If that’s not special enough, McLaren will also bring a track-only P1 GTR with a special livery that is inspired by former world champion James Hunt’s helmet design. The special hypercar will commemorate the 40th anniversary of when Hunt beat Niki Lauda for the world championship by one point. McLaren factory driver Bruno Senna will be behind the wheel of hypercar that will be finished in black with touches of red and yellow, while wearing blue stripes.
The two hypercars will definitely be something to see at the Festival, which will start later this month.