Hot off the drawing board, the first revealed image of the brand new McLaren P1 GTR for when your P1 just isn’t EXtreme enough for you.
McLaren have now confirmed it will be building a track specific addition to the insane P1 called, wait for it ……………….. the P1 GTR.
The GTR will strap on an additional 83 BHP for the P1 and at a whopping cost of £1.98 Million. But if you want to get you’re hands on one of these highly tuned carbon fibre pocket rockets you will have to of owned a P1 prior to even being invited to be considered for a GTR.
0-60 and 0-100 times are as of yet a dream in the minds of the tuning team at McLaren, but you can be certain they will be as mind blowing as the idea of this car its self.
The heavy metal soundtrack that’s been plucked from the Kerrang music channel is courtesy of a Mercedes AMG’s 6.0-litre V12 – naturally aspirated engine that’s been poked with hot irons to produce a whopping 789bhp and 538lb ft of torque. To put this into perspective that’s 50bhp and 14lb ft more than the Pagani Zonda R. Now that’s keen.
The entire car is proud to weigh less than a Mini Cooper, all down to its weight loss diet of #carbonfibre and a carbotanium tub at its core.
Just some of the copious amounts of carbon fibre Things found on board are, a huge rear diffuser and DRS (drag reduction system), the same as the ones on a blooming Formula One car. And of course the carbon brakes that are 15 % lighter than the R, too, and claim less break fade.
Currently Koenigsegg are the only production car manufacturer making carbon fibre wheels for their ultra light super fast hyper cars of which their ONE:1 is the most powerful production car ever launched.
In the video Koenigseggs founder, Christian Von Koenigsegg shows how these incredible wheels are made from start to finish and explains the weight saving advantages to be had through using the lightest and strongest commercially viable materials on the market.