If you have attended high-end automotive events, you may have had the opportunity to see a McLaren P1 in person. It’s unlikely you have seen the track-ready P1 GTR. And it’s even less likely that you have seen VIN# 01. That's right, we’re referring to the first McLaren P1 GTR, which is also the first that is legal to be driven on the street.
With only 605 miles, this car is ready to be the centerpiece of your collection. Its hybrid engine provides the driver with 986 horsepower, an 83 hp increase over the standard P1. Power of this magnitude allows it to reach 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 225 mph.
Imagine owning something so elite that there is not another like it in the world. Even if you had the means to do so, replicating this gorgeous automobile would be impossible. McLaren only built 45 examples of the GTR and this was the first to be created. When the GTR program was announced, the factory became the focus of the automotive world. As such, they increased the security of the complex to maximum levels. The same facility that is home to McLaren’s Formula 1 teams built this car by hand.
The P1 GTR prototype was first unveiled in August of 2014 at Pebble Beach. Everyone thought it was too wild for production, but the bluff was called. Less than a year later, a production-ready P1 GTR was shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It was only offered to current owners of a P1 and #01 was immediately secured.
Once the first VIN was claimed, the owner personally oversaw the construction during several visits to the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England. It arrived in the U.S. ready for the road after being modified to a European street legal configuration. It’s also the only yellow example to have accents of Fire Engine Red. All other GTR examples have Kelly Green stripes to honor the famed Harrods Department Store. When this build started in 2015, the skilled technicians were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Le Mans victory.
The state-of-the-art hydraulic active suspension is worthy of a book unto itself. It supports a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with a hybrid electric system. If you keep the battery on-charge, you will have 20 miles of electric cruising before you need to awaken the beast. The new owner will be treated to a complete technical indoctrination that includes the secrets of efficiency and there will also be the option to have driver coaching and instruction from McLaren's F1 team. There are several other unique details that will be disclosed to qualified buyers at the discretion of the owner.
Indeed, there are other McLarens that bear part of this name, but don't be confused. The McLaren P1 and the P1 GTR are so different, distinct and unique that most collectors would go to extraordinary means to sit behind the wheel or to park the GTR variant in their garages. Now is your opportunity to do both. This car is in such high demand that collectors from around the world have inquired about purchasing it, but the McLaren P1 GTR was not for sale, until now.
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