McLaren has taken the cover off the P1 GTR design concept during a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, a preview of the final model that will see production in about a year.
At the rear, a large, twin-element wing is mounted on dramatic carbon fibre pylons thatextend around the rear of the bodywork. This fixed-height wing is fitted with a hydraulically operated Drag Reduction System (DRS) to boost acceleration performance
The active aerodynamic devices optimise aerodynamic balance through all phases of cornering. The road car stows the rear wing within the bodywork, unlike this fixed-height wing.
The concept displays an all-new design for the exposed, centrally mounted exhaust under the rear wing, maximizing the grrrrowl coming from the higher output 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that manages nearly 1,000 bhp. A straight-cut twin pipe is now used in place of the single exhaust unit.
The car was launched along with a bespoke McLaren P1 GTR driver training program, an ultra-exclusive ownership program designed to prepare owners "mentally and physically" to "fully exploit" the abilities of the P1 GTR.