What’s the best part of a P1 at Spa video? Is it the 10 or so McLaren P1s, the ultra high-tech hypercars that command a cool $1.15 million each? Nah. Is it the daunting, undulating monster of a road course in Belgium called Spa Francorchamps? Nope. Is it that none of these ham-fisted rich dudes wrecked their P1s through Eau Rouge? Pretty much.
With the aim to be the world’s best drivers’ car on the track, the P1 GTR has high hurdles and high expectations. While the slower P1 has 903 horsepower, the race-reading P1 GTR pumps out 986 horsepower from its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine and electric motor.
In 2012, McLaren debuted their latest hypercar, the P1, as a successor to the iconic McLaren F1 from the late 1990s. It was developed with one goal in mind — to be the best driver’s car ever. The P1 received praise from automotive journalists and enthusiasts almost as quickly as its 0-60 time. However, the engineers at McLaren must have sat down one day, enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit, and said, “How can we make the best driver’s car even better on the track?” After two years since the release of the P1, thousands of man-hours and probably countless cups of English Breakfast Tea, McLaren has released a track-only version of the P1: the McLaren P1 GTR.
#TeamRevv had the chance to catch up with a group of adrenaline seeking individuals and their cars on the sixth installment of the goldRush Rally that made its way through Denver on Monday June 2nd at the Four Seasons hotel.