The McLaren F1 GTR was the first McLaren that was able to use the GTR moniker and has further brought glory to the British Formula One team after winning the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours. It is one of the most significant cars that have brought the McLaren name its rightful spot as one of the world’s best racers.
But wait, there’s more. McLaren has yet again brought forth to this world another track weapon that will leave its competitors eating dust. In 2015, McLaren introduced another powerful track monster straight from the geniuses of its engineers – the McLaren P1 GTR. McLaren’s team of engineers has extracted more power and performance from the already-great P1. They set lose the track weapon that is the GTR version.
The P1 GTR is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine capable of producing a whopping 986 horsepower and that can speed up from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. It features the Drag Reduction System on the large fixed rear wing which was derived from the Formula 1. To reduce aerodynamic drag, the wing mirrors are repositioned to the A pillars in such a way that it gets closer to the driver’s line of sight. The car is suspended by 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels and comes with an all-new “straight cut twin pipe design” exclusive only for GTR models.
The McLaren P1 GTR is available only to McLaren P1 owners, which makes it all the more exclusive and sought after. As part of McLaren’s service to its loyal followers, the British Formula team will give trainings with the help of expert drivers and McLaren racing simulators. More so, it includes McLaren P1 GTR owners’ participation in driving events (even at the most iconic circuits in the world) along with specialist vehicle support.
Only 45 units of the P1 GTR have been produced, with each one sold at approximately $3.06 million. The exclusivity of this bad boy makes it all the more sought after by collectors and fans. Getting a P1 GTR for a higher price doesn’t seem so bad after all (for most rich people). There has been one that has been sold for a whopping $7.2 million and just recently, another one has been up for grabs for $4,524,000.
What makes this offering more enticing for adrenaline junkies and race car enthusiasts is that the $4.52 million car has never been used. Yes, you read that right. Its odometer reads a perfect zero, evidence that the poor track beast has never seen the outside world. Too bad its owner never got the chance to drive it but as they say, "one's loss is another's gain.” Let’s just hope that its next owner will put its powers to the test (and push it to its limits).