If you’ve been thinking of getting a track car and you have a spare $3.1 million burning a hole in your pockets, McLaren has just the thing for you, the P1 GTR, a not street legal, lightweight and track focused version of their hybrid P1 hypercar. It’s stripped down, has 1,000 total horsepower compared to the street P1’s 918 HP, has a Formula One style carbon fiber steering wheel, and to save weight the seat is positioned for the buyer and then it is rigidly bolted to the chassis. To that level or personalization is added the McLaren P1™ GTR Driver Programme.
As Paul Mackenzie, McLaren P1™ GTR Programme Director explains, ‘The programme is about enabling our drivers to get the most out of both the McLaren P1™ GTR and themselves. Before they get out on track, each driver will join us at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) and have unprecedented access to our cutting-edge facilities, including the racing simulator. They’ll build up a greater understanding of the car’s capabilities and true performance, as well as learning braking and turn-in points before they arrive at the circuit. It also allows them to analyse and discuss their performance ahead of testing themselves in the real-world situation.
‘It is a programme that has been developed over the years for our Formula 1 team and young drivers. It’s not just about fitness, but looks at the full wellbeing of the driver, preparing them mentally and physically for the adrenaline of an unforgettable track experience.’