In June 2016, the P1 LM was launched at Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it became the fastest road car to tackle the Goodwood Hill.
Over the past eleven months, as the five P1 LM production cars have been built, the identical prototype XP1LM road car has been testing. During the final phases at Nurburgring Nordschleife, XP1LM achieved a fastest lap of 6.43.2. After setting this new lap record, the car then drove directly from Nurburgring back home to the UK.
This project is the latest collaboration between Lanzante and Kenny Brack. Kenny Brack is known for his 1999 Indianapolis 500 win, 1998 Indy racing win and recent gold medal at the 2009 rally-x during the x-games. Lanzante first became globally synonymous with the McLaren name when it ran the semi-works Mclaren F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.
The project also received support from McLaren and Pirelli who made a specific size and compound road legal Trofeo tire for the P1 LM. The P1 LM road car is intended to be the quickest, rarest, and last of the P1 variants. All five P1 LMs are sold and will be used in the USA, Japan, UAE and the UK.
Lanzante and Kenny Brack will be allowing journalists to experience the P1 LM production car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where they will also host a live talk about their Nürburgring achievements.
Mclaren P1 LM Car Specification
Engine: The biggest change is to the engine hardware, increasing capacity from 3798cc to 3994cc, additional boost, and hybrid power producing 1000 BHP and 1050 N m torque. This is achieved while still using 99-octane fuel.
Max RPM: 8500
Rated output in PS: 800 @ 7.250 rpm and 200 from E motor
Top speed 345 kph – limited
Wheels: 9.5 x 19 front / 12.5 x 20 rear
Tyre: 275/30/19 front / 335/30/20 rear
Weight: 1390 kg
Chassis: Wheels and tires are unique to the P1 LM with center locking. The LM is 60kg lighter than even the McLaren P1™ GTR due to the removal of race parts such as the air-jack system, the use of lightweight seats replicated from the original McLaren F1 GTR, the Inconel exhaust and titanium tailpipes, lightweight fabricated charge coolers, Lexan windows, and the use of titanium bolts and fixings.
Design: The advanced aerodynamics and styling of the McLaren P1™ GTR are largely carried over to the P1 LM but with increased aero from a modified rear wing, and larger front splitter and dive planes. Together the changes give an increase in downforce of 40%. The P1 LM is uniquely fitted with a fully exposed carbon fiber roof and additional panels. Other exterior changes include orange brake calipers on the orange examples and silver on the gray ones.
Interior: Exposed carbon fiber covers the entire dashboard, instrument cowl, seat backs, roof, door cards, center console and even the floor mats. Air conditioning is included as standard. Orange Alcantara ® is used for the seat inserts and door pulls on the orange cars, black on the gray examples. Five point seat belts are also fitted. The Alcantara ® trimmed steering wheel is unique to the P1 LM and is a modified version of that used in the championship winning McLaren MP4/23 driven by Lewis Hamilton.
Additional Equipment: The P1 LM will be supplied by Lanzante with a full tool kit replicating that of the original McLaren F1. Included is a torque wrench and wheel socket, diagnostics tablet, tailored car cover, and battery charging system.
Note: Press release courtesy of McLaren Automotive.