The track-dedicated 1000PS 2015 McLaren P1 GTR will debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in restricted production type with only small adjustments to the Design Concept presented just six months back. The most obvious change is the livery that the Geneva show car will be sporting. The McLaren P1 GTR 2015 design is homage to the green and yellow McLaren F1 GTR, framework # 06R, which has asserted its own location in history as one of the 5 F1 GTRs that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the historical launching by McLaren 20 years back.
2015 McLaren P1 GTR design
The 2015 McLaren P1 GTR has actually finished a intense and substantial screening schedule across the world following the reveal of the Design Concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last summer season. This has produced improvements to the initial design to optimize aerodynamic performance and cooling.
The front track is 80mm wider than the road-going McLaren P1 and with its boldy profiled front splitter, the also car sits 50mm lower to the ground on centre-locking 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels shod with Pirelli slick tires. The lower bodywork is trimmed with a smooth aerodynamic blade as previewed on the design concept, which cleans the circulation of air along the automobile’s flanks.
The light-weight windscreen from the McLaren P1 road automobile, measuring just 3.2 mm thick, has actually been maintained, while the side windows are now motorsport-specification polycarbonate with a moving ‘ticket window’ on the motorist’s side. The chemically strengthened glass panels in the roof have actually been replaced with carbon fiber panels to give the cabin a more enclosed, cocooned environment, as has the engine bay cover. The weight conserving measures on the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR incorporate to strip out 50kg over the road-going design.
The rear of the track-only design is dominated, in contrast to the road-going McLaren P1, by the presence of a fixed-height wing which sits more than 400mm above the sculpted rear bodywork – an increase of over 100mm of the adjustable wing on the road automobile. Working in combination with the front-mounted aerodynamic flaps ahead of the front wheels, the rear wing helps to increase downforce levels by more than 10 percent – indicating up to 660kg at 150 miles per hour. Installed on lightweight carbon fiber pylon supports, the wing maintains the DRS (Drag Reduction System) of the roadway vehicle, which cuts the pitch from 32° to 0° at the push of the button on the guiding wheel. Another strong and distinguishing function at the rear are the large twin exhaust pipes, formed from an Inconel and titanium alloy. This system saves in excess of 6.5 kg over the already light road-going system.
2015 McLaren P1 GTR specs, horsepower
Significant updates and modifications to the IPAS powertrain have actually been made beneath the ‘shrink-wrapped’ carbon fiber bodywork. At its heart, the McLaren P1 GTR 2015 effortlessly integrates the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine with an improved light-weight electrical motor. Incorporated, these powerplants produce 1,000 PS; 800PS (789bhp) is produced by the gas engine, coupled to 200PS (197bhp) offered immediately from the electrical motor.
The powertrain has actually been thoroughly revised for optimum performance on track, with crucial elements replaced with motorsport-developed parts, more fit to the sustained high speed running the vehicles will go through. In addition to this, functions within the powertrain of the McLaren P1 developed particularly for public freeway use have actually been eliminated to lower weight.
The McLaren P1 GTR 2015 joins the road-going McLaren in the Ultimate Series. This unique variety prioritizes aerodynamics and outright performance through noteworthy advances in weight chassis, decrease and powertrain engineering and using pioneering products.
McLaren P1 GTR 2015 price and release date
McLaren has now established a 3 tier calling structure of Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series. The Sports Series is the entry indicate McLaren and will make its international launching at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in April. Above this sits the core McLaren Super Series, comprising the 650S, the Asia-only 625C and the recently-announced 675LT which will premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. We’re relatively certain that the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR ‘s $3.1-million ask affords buyers the option of stripes and colors and things. We ‘d choose a white-over-red scheme, just to frustrate Ferrari individuals.