Hot on the heels of teasing its Sports Series models and the concept version of the P1 GTR, McLaren has turned back to teasing us with the production version of the P1 GTR. This time around, however, the teasing is something meaningful, as the British automaker has announced the official reveal date for the new track-only P1 GTR.
In a press release that was accompanied by a video (below), McLaren has announced that it will debut the P1 GTR at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The show will kick off for us press folk on March 3, 2015 and will open for the general public on March 5.
For those who don’t know, the P1 GTR is a track-only version of McLarens hybrid hypercar, the P1. The P1 GTR will feature the same 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, V-8, hybrid drivetrain as the base model, but with the wick turned up to 1,000 PS (986 horsepower), a full 83 ponies more than the base P1 produces. Of course, with all of the road requirements no longer a concern, McLaren also tweaked the body and chassis to make this race-only rig adhere to the tarmac, including adding in slick tires, that massive rear wing, and a fixed ride height.
Full details on the production model are still unknown, but McLaren did announce that it’ll also offer a McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme in the coming weeks at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK. This program will give owners of the P1 GTR the chance to tackle many of the greatest racing circuits the world has to offer in their new race-ready rig. The only thing I wonder is whether or not McLaren will allow buyers to take their P1 GTRs home with them, or if it will more or less “rent” the cars to their owners with no option to take them home, like Ferrari does with its XX program.
More details will likely roll out in the weeks leading up to and following the Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned.