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This Is The Street Legal, 986-HP McLaren P1 LM And It's Glorious

Like the P1 GTR, only you can go shopping with it.

Only 24 examples of the McLaren P1 GTR were built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). Turns out a few of their owners had one problem with the 986 hp track-only hypercar: it was track-only. Why not find a way to convert it into a street-legal errand-runner? When you’ve got the dough, you’ve got the connections. Enter Lanzante Motorsport, who won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans with its F1 GTR. After winning that endurance race, Lanzante built five street legal versions plus a prototype.

Those P1 GTR owners got in touch with the right people, and thanks to Road and Track, here are some official pictures and details just ahead of the car’s debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Here’s what’s known about it: the P1 LM still has 986 hp coming from the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and its hybrid setup. Its engine bay features gold-plated heat shielding while the catalytic convertor pipes and exhaust headers are made of a "super-alloy" called Inconel, saving 10 pounds. All told, the P1 LM is 132 pounds lighter than the GTR due to the removal of various racing parts. The body itself is largely carried over from the GTR. However, the large rear wing has been modified in order to boost aerodynamics.

There’s also an improved front splitter that helps to improve downforce by 40 percent. The interior, not surprisingly, is smothered in exposed carbon fiber, specifically the dashboard, headliner, center console, floor mats, seat backs and instrument cowl. To keep driver’s comfortable, Lanzante evens added an air conditioning system. Also ridiculously cool is the steering wheel, which is covered in Alcantara and unique to the P1 LM. It’s essentially a modified version of what Lewis Hamilton used in the championship winning McLaren MP4/23. A few other accessories owners will appreciate include a full tool kit that includes a torque wrench and wheel socket plus diagnostics tablet.

There’s also a unique car cover and battery charging system. Heck, owners will even get a 1:8 scale model of the car as well as a framed rendering. The price? Unannounced. But if you have to ask then surely you couldn’t afford it anyway.

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