2015 McLaren P1 GTR set for Geneva debut
McLaren has been putting the production-ready, track-only 2015 McLaren P1 GTR through its paces in Europe and the Middle East ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
PRODUCTION OF THE 2015 McLaren P1 GTR is set to begin later this year with the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme kicking off in the next few weeks. Well-heeled punters will be invited to McLaren’s HQ in Woking, UK to experience “some of the world’s most iconic racing circuits behind the wheel of one of the most extreme limited-run track cars ever built”.
According to McLaren, “As testing continues, the McLaren P1 GTR looks set to be one of the fastest to ever wear the famous McLaren ‘speed mark’. Through significant weight-saving measures and track-optimisation of the petrol-electric powertrain, McLaren P1 GTR will boast a power-to-weight ratio increase in excess of 10% over the road-going model, to more than 515kW per tonne. This has been achieved using motorsport-derived technology and expertise, with the track-only model completing thousands of kilometres of extreme testing at several UK and European locations, as well as a demanding testing schedule in the extreme heats of Bahrain and Qatar, with Chief Test Driver Chris Goodwin at the wheel. These tests have pushed the performance of the car to its limits, and have been designed to further enhance cooling and aerodynamics over the design concept previewed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the summer of 2014”.