The track only McLaren P1 GTR will soon be getting a road-legal sibling in the form of McLaren P1 LM, Lanzante has confirmed.
According to details available, Lanzante has readied an experimental prototype of the McLaren P1 LM that will make an appearance at Goodwood’s Hill in Class 25 for Modern GT Racers with McLaren test driver, Kenny Brack, behind the wheel. Once launched, the hypercar will be the quickest, rarest, and also last of the P1 variants.
McLaren P1 LM will have an engine that has been changed to ensure that it produces additional boost and hybrid power that will allow to preserve the P1 GTR’s 986bhp while still using 99-octane fuel and at higher temperatures. Further there is the engine bay with gold plated heat shielding – much like the McLaren F1. The catalytic convertor pipes and exhaust headers are now made using ‘super-alloy’ Inconel that saved 4.5Kg.
Though the Mclaren P1 LM largely borrows the P1 GTR’s aerodynamics and styling, it features a modified rear wing, and larger front splitter and dive planes, which, together, result increase downforce by 40 per cent.
A total of five examples of the McLaren P1 LM will be produced: one in dark grey like the prototype, the other four in orange. Deliveries are expected to begin in January, 2017.
McLaren P1 has been a sensational supercar and a spiritual successor to the famed F1 supercar. The supercar was an instant hit after it was launched in 2013. In 2015, McLaren collaborated with Lanzante to come up with the track-only P1 GTR. This track only variant was only made available to McLaren P1 owners and packed a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine capable of 986bhp.