20 years since the McLaren F1 GTR was the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will appear the McLaren GTR P1, the wildest hybrid of the world, with 1000 horsepower and completely equipped for racetracks. This monster of the mechanic engineering cannot go to highways, has slick tyres, carries widened roads, and a fixed spoiler, among other improvements.
Only the owners of the original P1 can buy a P1 GTR, for the little sum of € 2.500.000. It’s still not clear yet how many units will be sold, but their value in auctions is that of a collection car, much higher than its original value, even if it used for racing or not..
Next year, when the production of the P1 ends, they will start working on the GTR. The future owners will be part of a program of special education with instructors and field trips on several racing circuits around the world.
We will soon meet the beast face to face
McLaren announced that the place to show the almighty McLaren P1 GTR will be the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This new design arrives to answer the requests of the select owners of the regular P!, which wanted a competition version of the car, so they wouldn’t have to enter the racetracks with the “street car”.
That’s why, on June 2015 a very limited edition of the McLaren P1 GTR will be produced, which will go accompanied with the education and field trips mentioned before, so this select group of clients can obtain the maximum performance to their new toy.
The moment also concurs with a very special date, since at that day will be two decades of the McLaren F1 GTR victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Every third Sunday of August, over 200 of the collection cars and most precious motorcycles around the world come to their annual appointment over the open field that is usually called “the best final hole of golf”-the famous 18th hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links Tires cover the lawn and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most important events in the automotive world
It was originally a small social event combined with a run through forests pines and cypresses at Pebble Beach, but today the Pebble Beach Concours has grown to become the competitive collector car of high rank most famous in the world. People from all over come to compete or simply attend and enjoy the event.
The contest is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style.
Details of the event
Sunrise: Open to participants.
9 a.m.: Judges start their tasks
10:30 a.m.: The field is open to spectators
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Awards ceremony.