The McLaren P1 GTR is the most hardcore and aggressive car that McLaren Automotive has ever produced.
Every McLaren road car (£17,000,000 worth) gathered together for the ultimate test. A McLaren Mega Test if you will. The heights reached by Woking’s most famous carmaker in such a relatively short period of time – originally formed in 1989 for the F1, rebooted in time for the MP4-12C’s launch in 2011 – are not to be overlooked.
In 2009 the first 12C concept was shown and less than a decade later there’s a McLaren road car for every supercar owner’s tastes, from a super sports car with the performance to match a P1 to a GT car. And then there are the ultimates. The P1 is a remarkable achievement as a road car, its GTR big brother the ultimate in everything McLaren has learnt to date.
And what about the specials? The longtail and LM F1s, the SLR McLaren Edition (the SLR Woking really wanted to make), the MSO specials that allow customers to indulge their imagination; McLaren has developed it all. And in the new issue of evo, on sale Wednesday 5 October we have gathered them together in one place, driven them on road and track and suckered our timing gear to a few of them, too. You won’t read a more comprehensive verdict on McLaren’s remarkable journey.
Also published on Medium.