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McLaren Special Operations P1 GTR celebrates Ayrton Senna

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has released its 'ultimate' take on the P1 GTR, inspired by Ayrton Senna's legendary MP4/4 racer. The project celebrates the 30th anniversary of Senna's first Formula 1 World Championship, commissioned by a McLaren collector who grew up idolising the Brazilian...

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McLaren Senna GTR spied
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McLaren Senna GTR spied

Spy photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be a hotter version of the McLaren Senna, which could don the 'GTR' moniker. Not that the Senna really needed to get any crazier, it's believed this vehicle previews a more powerful and even more focused version of the 720S-based track monster, serving as the newest GTR-badged model after the iconic McLaren F1 GTR of the mid-1990s and the more recent P1 GTR...


McLaren P1 LM takes on Pikes Peak - video
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McLaren P1 LM takes on Pikes Peak - video

The P1 LM takes McLaren's hardest, fastest track-only car and makes it road legal. It'll lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6:43.2 and, thanks to the combination of a twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor, pumps out 735kW. Developed by Lanzante, it's a handy 60kg lighter than the 'standard' P1 GTR thanks to lightweight seats, plastic windows, titanium bolts and a missing set of air jacks...


McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed
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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

UK engineering firm Lanzante has revealed its McLaren P1 GT Longtail at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, complete with a bespoke exterior and interior over the 'standard' version of the British hypercar. Full details of the special model are still to be confirmed, but we can see that the P1 GT Longtail gets a new aero package and an even larger fixed rear wing – the latter sitting atop a lengthened tail, hence the name...


McLaren P1 GT Longtail teased by Lanzante
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McLaren P1 GT Longtail teased by Lanzante

Lanzante Motorsport has teased the McLaren P1 GT Longtail, ahead of a possible launch at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. If the Lanzante name is familiar, it's because the company took the track-only McLaren P1 GTR – itself, a racing version of a road car – and made it road legal. The company has history with the McLaren P1, then...


2017 Concours Of Elegance: Full car list revealed
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2017 Concours Of Elegance: Full car list revealed

The full list of exclusive and exotic classic cars for the 2017 Concours Of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace in the UK, has been released. Featuring over 60 cars dating from the first automobile to receive a speeding ticket - the 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage - to present-day hypercars like the 2017 McLaren P1 GTR (above)...


McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record
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McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record

The ultra-fast, ultra-new, and ultra-rare McLaren P1 LM has set a new record time for a road-legal car to negotiate the world-famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. A road-going version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, the Lanzante-developed P1 LM reached the top of the 1...


McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


McLaren P1 GTR to be made road legal by outside firm
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McLaren P1 GTR to be made road legal by outside firm

A British firm, with deep links to McLaren, is offering owners of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR a chance to enjoy their hyper-hypercar on public roads. According to Autocar, Lanzante will help owners of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR make their cars legal for use on public roads...


McLaren P1 GTR revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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McLaren P1 GTR revealed ahead of Geneva debut

After a lot of teasing, and the odd concept vehicle, the invitation only McLaren P1 GTR track car has been revealed. The new vehicle will make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show alongside the 675LT. Compared to the road going P1, the GTR features an 80mm wider front track, retuned suspension that sits 50mm lower to the ground, and Pirelli slicks wrapped around centre-locking 19-inch alloy wheels...


McLaren P1 GTR confirmed for 2015 Geneva motor show debut
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McLaren P1 GTR confirmed for 2015 Geneva motor show debut

The McLaren P1 GTR – the British brand's most powerful and most exclusive model yet – will make its production car debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. A fresh video teaser of the 736kW rear-wheel-drive hybrid hypercar accompanied McLaren's announcement of the car's motor show premiere, with the sports car maker confirming production of the limited edition track-only model will begin later in the year...


McLaren P1 GTR interior unveiled, driver programme detailed
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McLaren P1 GTR interior unveiled, driver programme detailed

The interior of the McLaren P1 GTR has been revealed, along with new details about the track-only vehicle and its ownership programme. Being a track-only device, the GTR's interior is naturally a stripped out affair, with the only nod comfort being the air conditioning system. The dashboard, door trims and centre tunnel are fashioned out of lightweight carbon fibre...


McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept revealed at Pebble Beach
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McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept revealed at Pebble Beach

A design concept pointing the way to the look of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over the weekend. It seems that today even highly exclusive track-only supercars have teaser campaigns, so the car unveiled at Pebble Beach isn't the final vehicle, but a production preview of the real deal...


McLaren P1 GTR previewed prior to August debut
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McLaren P1 GTR previewed prior to August debut

The track-only McLaren P1 GTR has been previewed via a conceptual sketch ahead of its unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the middle of August. Based on the road-going P1, McLaren's engineers are targeting power output of 736kW from the P1 GTR's petrol-electric drivetrain. By way of comparison, the road-legal P1 generates a total of 673kW of power and 900Nm of torque from its 3...


McLaren P1 GTR: 736kW track special confirmed
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McLaren P1 GTR: 736kW track special confirmed

McLaren has confirmed that it will begin building a track-only McLaren P1 GTR after the final road-going P1 rolls down the production line. With a singular focus and freed from the legislative requirements of road certification, the McLaren P1 GTR will feature almost every enhancement that McLaren can conjure up for improved track times...