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Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
Yup. The GT-R is an amazing track car that you can't drive on the track.
That still can't beat a RWD Z28.
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That still can't beat a RWD Z28.
to be fair, the tires on the Z28 are R-compounds (or at least look like them)

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^ So, its also got less power and 2 less wheels driving it
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I think it's neat as shit that when you open the doors the front wheels are exposed.

Love all the little details of this car.
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Ah...there you go. Most of these different colored P1s go through McLaren's MSO treatment.

Joneill posted some nice pics of this car in the CPotD thread and you can see what the guy did to his interior here. Pretty damn nice: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2014/5/2...en-P1-7720592/
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Track version of the P1 incoming and confirmed by McLaren: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...w-p13-for-2015

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Post P1 GTR Version

From here: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...986-horsepower

McLaren has confirmed that its upcoming track-focused P1 will wear the automaker’s iconic GTR badge last used on the string of McLaren F1 GTR race cars built in the mid-1990s. F1 GTRs have competed in various motorsport competitions but the car’s most famous accomplishment was overall victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. The F1 GTR raced up until 2005 when the final chassis was retired, but now it’s being reborn in the form of the P1 GTR.

The new P1 GTR will be introduced next year to mark the 20th anniversary of the F1 GTR’s win at Le Mans. It will be more powerful than the 903-horsepower P1 road car, with McLaren aiming to extract at least 986 horsepower from the car’sadvanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

The P1 GTR will also boast racing slicks, a widened track and more aggressive and distinctive styling designed to improve aerodynamic performance. Unfortunately, all the mods mean the car will no longer be street legal, but we’re sure owners won’t care because they’ll have a regular P1 for that.

Yes, the P1 GTR will only be offered to existing P1 customers and there will be far fewer than the 375 P1s destined to be built. Exact production numbers are still to be determined, but will be strictly limited, and production will only commence once the last of the regular P1s are built. McLaren says the decision to build the car is in response to demand from P1 owners, but it’s also a nice little way for McLaren to earn a little additional return on its investment in the P1 project as well as provide a response to Ferrari’s upcoming LaFerrari XX.

Pricing for the P1 GTR is set at £1.98 million (approximately $3.36 million), but this includes the car plus a tailored program created for each customer to build driver capability. It will include exclusive consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team as well as McLaren design chief Frank Stephenson, privileged access to one of the McLaren racing simulators, and participation in a minimum of six dedicated international drive events to be held at some of the world’s most iconic Formula One circuits.

It’s not clear yet if a P1 race car will eventually be developed, given the car’s hybrid drivetrain, so it’s interesting to see that McLaren has decided to use its iconic GTR badge on a car that isn’t intended for international motorsport. Let us know in the comments below what you think of McLaren’s announcement.
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Top Gear posts a nifty write-up about driving the P1 at Goodwood and with a uniquely-colored (well, Kermit-the-Frog-green) Poopdick McFartington in pursuit: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/d...peed-2014-6-28

Nice pics in there too.
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I loved how the GTR was hauling ass trying to "race" the P1

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The P1 cars are like, silly GT-R, there IS no race.
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omigawd I need dis in wallpaper size.

I'm sure someone will locate one...in the meantime, pages 3-5 have some nice wallpaper-sized images for ya.
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my lens just went from a 35mm prime to a telescopic lens....

as much as I love Ferrari, I am digging the P1....LaFerrari needs to get some videos and pix out....
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my lens just went from a 35mm prime to a telescopic lens....

as much as I love Ferrari, I am digging the P1....LaFerrari needs to get some videos and pix out....
I love the P1 but it's still a 3rd place after the Pagani and Poopdick McFartington. But, this is slicing at hairs for me.

There are lotsa videos and pics of the Poopdick if you ...also a nice few posted in the car model's thread too.
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I love the P1 but it's still a 3rd place after the Pagani and Poopdick McFartington. But, this is slicing at hairs for me.

There are lotsa videos and pics of the Poopdick if you ...also a nice few posted in the car model's thread too.
yes there are a ton of videos but none of them cover the LaFerrari in the intricate details like I have seen of the P1....



you want to know more about the P1, all you have to see if the Chris Harris video and it COVERS everything !!! the Laferrari video done by Carlos Lagos (or whatever by Motortrend) just says "ohh the car is fast...got xxx hp"....umm we know THAT !!!
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^ Ah. Probably the best would be the Pistonheads review by Harris about the Poopdick.

And there was that photoset where it highlights how the Poopdick was made. I suppose alot of the reviews are impacted by what the manufacturer allows...I would think McLaren has been very open and candid about their tech and the P1...whereas, Ferrari...more tight-lipped about their Poopdick.

One thing though, notice that McLaren never officially posted the 'Ring time?
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Nice color scheme of this MSO P1...Like the orange accent.



Behind the wheel is none other than Mr. Pagani himself...he's apparently using it for benchmarking since Pagani is releasing a hyper version of the Huayra.

More tidbits here: http://www.worldcarfans.com/11407047...mclaren-p1-mso

Horacio Pagani was photographed behind the wheel of the only McLaren P1 registered in Italy.

Pagani is currently working on a Nürburgring Edition of the Huayra so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that Horacio Pagani himself is testing the McLaren P1 as he's doing this mainly for benchmarking reasons. Photographer Keno Zache took this picture with Horacio driving a McLaren P1 by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and it is believed it's the only P1 registered in Italy. If it looks familiar, that's because it's the same car filmed back in May while doing some short series of accelerations.

The aforementioned Pagani Huayra Nürburgring Edition is said to lose some weight which currently stands at 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg) so expect a stripped out cabin, more extensive use of carbon fiber along with other similar weight-saving measures. Aside from going on a diet, the Huayra NE will likely get an uprated variant of the V12 6.0-liter AMG twin-turbo engine that in the standard car pumps out 710 PS (522 kW) at 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft).

Production will allegedly be capped at 10-25 units and it is expected the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run will take about 3 seconds since the regular Huayra needs 3.3s.
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^ Ah. Probably the best would be the Pistonheads review by Harris about the Poopdick.

And there was that photoset where it highlights how the Poopdick was made. I suppose alot of the reviews are impacted by what the manufacturer allows...I would think McLaren has been very open and candid about their tech and the P1...whereas, Ferrari...more tight-lipped about their Poopdick.

One thing though, notice that McLaren never officially posted the 'Ring time?
ahhaa yup....I was about to say, McLaren have been tight lipped about the P1 but they have given reporters enough time with the "XP's"
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Post P1 MSO Version

From here: http://www.leftlanenews.com/mclaren-...#ixzz39ZBR2Ylt

McLaren is set to bring several special-edition models to the Pebble Beach Councours d'Elegance.

Crafted by the company's Special Operations division, the P1 and MSO 650S Spider represent two of the potential configurations that clients can have built through the personalization program.

The P1 features Stirling Grey bodywork with contrasting McLaren Orange accents and logos. Silver finishing on the aluminum radiator grilles adds additional contrast against unpainted carbon-fiber elements.

The rear of the car has been enhanced by 24-karat gold heatshields around the engine bay and Inconel-alloy exhaust components.

The one-off MSO 650S Spider features a brighter color scheme, designed through collaboration with McLaren Newport Beach and the company's design director, Frank Stephenson. The exterior contrasts Cerulean Blue metallic paint with satin-finish carbon fiber.

Pebble Beach attendees may be disappointed to find that the P1 at the show is already called for, representing one of the 170 examples that will be headed to customers. The 650S Spider is one of just 50 MSO builds, but it may be a bit easier to acquire.
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Press release...

Twenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the road-going version had done, rewrote the rule book and the claimed victories and titles across the globe in the years that followed, securing a place in motorsport folklore. Two decades on, and the covers have been pulled off the dramatic and purposeful McLaren P1™ GTR design concept during a private event at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event in California. The aggressive racing concept is a preview to the final model which, with a little under a year until production commences, has now entered the next phase as the development team works to hone and further optimise the ultimate track-focused racer.

With no need to meet the legislations for road legality, the McLaren P1™ GTR will be the most track-tailored and most powerful model produced by McLaren Special Operations to date, with a clear target even more focused than its road-going sibling: to be the best driver's car in the world on track. With even greater emphasis on aerodynamic performance through the dramatic bodywork, the McLaren P1™ GTR will also feature race-proven slick tyres, a fixed ride height, enhanced power delivery from the IPAS powertrain and Formula 1™-derived DRS from the large, fixed rear wing and an ERS-style push-to-pass system, all combining to offer the ultimate track experience.

Aerodynamically optimised to offer more extreme performance

Based on the McLaren P1™ road car, the track-focused McLaren P1™ GTR design concept further optimises the aerodynamically efficient 'shrink-wrapped' body shape in order to offer maximum performance, superior handling characteristics and optimised driver engagement on track. A host of changes have been made, and the car has been thoroughly re-engineered from the ground up to ensure the McLaren P1™ GTR achieves its target of being the ultimate drivers' car on track.

The front track of the McLaren P1™ GTR design concept has been increased by 80mm and is coupled with a more aggressive GT-style front splitter. Reprofiled low temperature radiator ducts seamlessly flow into the leading edge of the aggressively flared front wheelarches, while the active aerodynamic flaps are retained from the McLaren P1™ in the floor ahead of the front wheels.

The bodywork is 'shrink-wrapped' around the carbon fibre MonoCage chassis behind the front wheels, and is designed to channel the air from around the wheel well. An additional aerodynamic blade is located behind the wheelarch to clean the air from the front tyres. This aero device flows seamlessly along the bottom edge of the dihedral doors, along the flank of the carbon fibre bodywork, to an additional side panel at the rear which ducts additional air into the high temperature radiator and improves the aerodynamic performance of the rear floor.

The profile of the McLaren P1™ GTR design concept remains as dramatic as ever, hunkered down on to the race-prepared suspension with a fixed ride height, lower than the standard car. The snorkel air intake, inspired by the design of the original McLaren F1, is still present within the roof structure of the carbon fibre MonoCage chassis. The wing mirrors have been repositioned to the A pillars, to put them closer to the eye line of the driver and reduce aerodynamic drag, while the trailing edge of the door-mounted radiator channels have been extended to draw more air down through the cavity within the door, and into the engine to aid cooling.

A set of lightweight 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels are fitted - 10.5-inches wide at the front, 13-inches at the rear - and are secured into place with quick-release centre locking nuts. Tyre changes are made easier through an onboard air jacking system, similar to that seen on the McLaren 650S GT3 racer.

At the rear, a large, twin-element wing is mounted on dramatic carbon fibre pylons which extend around the rear of the bodywork. This fixed height wing is fitted with a hydraulically operated Drag Reduction System (DRS) to boost acceleration performance, and has been honed to provide increased levels of downforce compared to the road car, working with the active aerodynamic flaps located ahead of the front wheels. The active aerodynamic devices optimise aerodynamic balance through all phases of cornering. The bodywork of the car has been reprofiled to improve aerodynamic efficiency below the large rear wing, and incorporates a quick-release system without affecting the rear wing. The road legal McLaren P1™ stows the rear wing within the bodywork, but with the fixed height wing, and therefore no pistons or moving mechanical parts, the bodywork of the McLaren P1™ GTR design concept behind the engine bay is now a smooth, flowing surface, feeding clean air below the wing and over the back of the car.

Below the rear wing sits the exposed, centrally mounted exhaust, which is an all new design, developed exclusively for the McLaren P1™ GTR. Made from inconel and titanium alloy, the system maximises the aural characteristic of the higher output 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine to maintain, and further emphasise, the McLaren sound. The design of the exhaust has also changed, with a straight cut twin pipe setup now used in place of the single exit exhaust.

Airflow is managed carefully across the whole car and channelled in the most efficient and effective ways possible. This includes the air below the car, and a large carbon fibre diffuser dominates the lower half of the rear of the car. This is designed to work in tandem with the rear wing to enhance rear downforce and grip levels. The McLaren P1™ GTR design concept runs on the bespoke slick tyres designed by technical partners Pirelli in collaboration with McLaren, designed to offer a greater level of grip, cornering agility and handling balance. These characteristics enable much later braking into corners, higher apex speeds, and the earlier application of the throttle on the exit of corners, which lead to improved lap times.

Modern interpretation is more than just a family resemblance

The design concept unveiled at 2014 Pebble Beach wears a livery which harks back to the original McLaren to wear the GTR badge. During the rigorous testing programme for the F1 GTR, the test car, chassis #01R, originally wore a distinctive orange and silver livery. This colour scheme has been reinterpreted for the model, with the number, 01, signifying the original chassis number. That car eventually went on to take the coveted win at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The McLaren P1™ GTR driver programme

Launching with the McLaren P1™ GTR design concept is the bespoke McLaren P1™ GTR driver programme - the ultra-exclusive ownership programme which will include specialist driver training, human performance and access to the McLaren racing simulator, and which is designed to prepare each driver mentally and physically to fully exploit the abilities of the McLaren P1™ GTR. The programme will be completely bespoke, with each individual having a fully-tailored experience.

The McLaren P1™ GTR driver programme promises to be one of the most exclusive owners' clubs in the world and will offer an unrivalled ownership experience. McLaren Special Operations will maintain and run all cars, and manage the programme throughout. Together with one of the most exciting track-focused cars ever developed, the programme offers unprecedented access to the technologies, resources and people throughout the McLaren Technology Centre. Every experience will be unique and tailored specifically, providing a full immersion into McLaren, and gaining access to the experiences and resources which have helped develop and train Formula 1™ champions. This will include working closely with a support team comprising authentic professionals that have operated within the rarefied world of professional motor sport. These will all be experts in their respective fields, all boasting top-level international experience from the Human Performance Programme, race engineers, designers and test drivers.
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