All Three Tiers Of McLaren Road Cars To Meet At Goodwood Festival Of Speed


McLaren will be making quite a showing at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place later this month, by bringing together its new three-tier road car lineup. And making their dynamic debuts at the event will be the latest 570S from the entry-level Sports Series tier along with the 650S Le Mans special edition from the Super Series and the P1 GTR track car from the Ultimate Series.

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The 570S will participate in the popular Supercar Run which will see it attack Goodwood’s famous hill climb. The 570S made its debut at the recent 2015 New York Auto Show and features a lightweight chassis in which sits a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 that pushes out 562 horsepower. The car will be on display in anticipation of first customer deliveries in a few months.

The 650S LM will be featured in the Supercar Paddock. The version being shown is codenamed XP1, which in McLaren nomenclature means it is the first experimental prototype built. This particular car was developed by original McLaren F1 designer Peter Stevens together with the automaker’s personalization department McLaren Special Operations. The XP1 pays homage to the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning F1 racer by integrating a roof mounted intake along with wing louvers. Only 50 examples will produced and all are currently spoken for.

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The 650S LM will be joined in the Supercar Paddock by the P1 GTR. The car is a very limited model that produces 986 horsepower. It will take part in a dynamic display throughout the weekend, alongside one of McLaren’s 650S GT3 race cars.

Finally, visitors will also be invited to be photographed behind the wheel of a 650S Spider in return for a small donation to the Halow Project, the selected beneficiary of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event this year gets underway June 25 on the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England. For more coverage, head to our dedicated hub.

Written by Bozi Tatarevic.

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