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The 2015 McLaren P1 GTR is a limited-production track-tuned variant of the McLaren P1 hypercar, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

It was built to celebrate 20 years since McLaren's victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the XP-7 prototype bearing a livery that is a homage to the yellow-and-green McLaren #06R F1 GTR, one of the five F1 GTRs that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the historic debut by McLaren in 1995.

Description Edit

Among elite supercar heritage the name of McLaren stands tall and, at the blistering edge of performances, lives the P1 GTR. Named after the McLaren F1 GTR, which won the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GTR is a race-bred hypercar with clear intent to rule the track. As part of McLaren’s GTR Driver Program, owners can receive training in preparation to participate in exclusive racing events. The GTR brings more power and more downforce, as well as a race-prepared suspension to the hypercar table. Look closely and you will notice the mirrors have been moved to the A-pillars to increase visibility and reduce drag. If you are looking for the ultimate offering from the U.K., look no further, the P1 GTR is here.
— Forzamotorsport.net[1] 

CharacteristicsEdit

Featuring the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifting from the regular McLaren P1, the track-dedicated McLaren P1 GTR boasts the same 3.8 L (3,799 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the regular P1 (codenamed M838TQ), with the power output raised to 789 HP (800 PS). The electric motor has also been uptuned to 197 HP (200 PS). The result is a track-tuned hypercar that produces a massive 986 HP (1,000 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque.

The McLaren P1 GTR features huge aerodynamic improvements, including an aggressively-profiled front splitter, bumper canards, and a sleek aerodynamic blade trimming the lower bodywork and clearing air flow along the flanks. Carbon fiber panels replace the glass roof panels to make the cabin more enclosed; this is the same with the engine cover. The car also uses 19-inch motorsport alloy wheels shod with Pirelli slick tires. Overall, 110 lbs (50 kg) have been removed compared to the road-going model.

Unlike the regular P1, the McLaren P1 GTR features a fixed-height rear wing sitting more than 15.75 in (400 mm) above the rear bodywork. With the help of the front-mounted aerodynamic flaps ducts in front of each of the front wheels, the rear wing increases downforce levels by +10%, creating up to 1,455 lbs (660 kg) of downforce at 150 mph (241 km/h). The P1 GTR features large twin exhaust pipes, formed from an Inconel and titanium alloy. In excess of 14.3 lbs (6.5 kg) has been saved over the road-going model.

The McLaren P1 GTR is capable of a blazingly quick 2.2 seconds to 60 mph (97 km/h), a large improvement over the road-going model's 2.6 seconds. Top speed is also 234-245 mph (377-394 km/h), despite being electronically restricted to 225 mph (362 km/h).

Statistics Edit

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 8.7 
Handling 7.0 
Acceleration 9.5 
Braking 9.5 
 
P 913
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,500,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Hot Wheels Car Pack
Top Speed: 233.6 mph  (375.9 km/h) Division: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.4 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 4.5 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 98.1 ft (29.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 238.7 ft (72.8 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.42 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.66 g

Driving Characteristics Edit

The McLaren P1 GTR boasts performance improvements over the road-going model, with the exception of top speed, due to the large rear wing. However, it still is faster than its electronically limited top speed, thus debunking the myth that the car is electronically limited to only 225 mph (362 km/h) in real life.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The McLaren P1 GTR's exterior door inserts cannot be painted with liveries at all. This has never been fixed.
    • This same bug would later be carried over to the McLaren P1 in Forza Horizon 3.

References Edit

  1. http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fm6_hot_wheels_car_pack

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