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McLaren Shows P1 GTR on the Track; Reveals One-Off 650S by MSO


Track-only hypercar coming to Europe.

McLaren is bringing the P1 GTR concept to Europe, having unveiled the track-only hypercar at Pebble Beach last month. Developed by McLaren Special Operations, the P1 GTR will enter production after the final P1 rolls off the line. The British carmaker says the sole purpose of the GTR is to offer "more extreme performance." With that in mind, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 has been boosted by 83 hp to 986 horsepower. The front track is now wider, complete with a GT-style splitter.

There’s also improved cooling for the brakes and engine, and the ride height has been slightly lowered. To lower drag and improve driver visibility, the side mirrors have been moved to the A-pillar. The GTR rides on a set of 19-inch lightweight motorsport alloy wheels. And thanks to an onboard air jacking system taken from the 650S GT3, tire changes have been made even easier. There’s also enhanced active aerodynamics in the shape of a fixed-height wing that utilizes a hydraulically operated drag reduction system, working in tandem with the active aero flaps located ahead of the front wheels.

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The European debut will take place at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance event in France, and can be seen here hitting the track as part of a series of performance tests. MSO will also be showcasing a bespoke 650S commissioned by McLaren Paris. Featuring a Pearl White metallic body, the one-off supercar sports gloss black accents on the roof, mirrors and alloys, and an interior swathed in Alcantara with orange contrast stitching and carbon-fiber trim.