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Track-Only McLaren P1 Under Consideration: Report

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McLaren P1 prototype hot-weather testing

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Ferrari is currently hard at work on a track-only version of its LaFerrari flagship that is to be produced in addition to the regular model’s 499-car run, and now there are reports McLaren is considering doing the same with its P1. McLaren has stated that it only plans to build 375 P1s, but that figure only includes cars designed for street use.

British publication Autocar is reporting that McLaren has written to all 375 P1 buyers asking whether they would be interested in an even more focused, track-only version of the P1. The letter was reportedly written after some customers had asked McLaren if it would consider building one.

Crucially, only P1 buyers would be to purchase the track-only P1, which at this point is said to be referred to internally as the P1 Track. If built, expect the car to feature even more extreme bodywork than the road-going P1, stiffer suspension, lower weight, and perhaps even more power and torque. The regular P1 delivers 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque from its sophisticated plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

Only a couple dozen P1 Tracks are likely to be built, if production is approved, and the cars are also likely to be kept and maintained by McLaren on behalf of owners just as Ferrari keeps all of its ‘XX’ track cars.

Stay tuned for an update.

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