McLaren P1 GTR breaks cover

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren has revealed the production version of its much-hyped P1 GTR track car, ahead of its debut at next month's Geneva motor show.

Shown in the iconic green and yellow race livery of the old McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans racer, this ultimate track-day toy will cost a cool £1.9 million, and will be offered exclusively to current P1 owners.

Sharing its hybrid drivetrain with the road-going P1 hypercar, the GTR develops 987bhp, but is 50kg lighter than its already featherweight sibling, meaning an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 684bhp per tonne. To put that into context, the Bugatti Veyron, formerly the world's fastest production car, has a power-to-weight ratio of 523bhp per tonne.

While it shares its basic shape with the P1 road car, the GTR has a far more aggressive aerodynamic setup, with a large fixed rear wing, dive planes on the front bumper to force the nose into the floor, and an even more ground-hugging stance. Overall, downforce has been improved by 10 per cent over the standard P1, which will boost grip levels and improve lap times.

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren P1 GTR

The 35 drivers lucky enough to get their hands on a GTR will be enrolled in a McLaren driver development programme, which will see them get to grips with what is one of the most extreme non-competition machines ever to be created, at a selection of race tracks around the world.

Click play below to watch a McLaren film on the P1 GTR project and the driver development programme.