The Hampshire-based firm, which is renowned for its work on customer McLaren F1s and F1 GTRs, has decided to undertake the conversion work following demand from customers who have bought the track-only version of the P1 GTR from the factory.
More than 40 £1.98m P1 GTRs were sold, with the cars being offered to existing P1 road car owners only. The track car has a kerb weight of 1440kg, giving it around 685bhp per tonne. The level of standard modifications has not been revealed, nor the price of conversions, because of the complexity of customer requirements.
“We will be tackling all conversions on a case-by-case basis,” said Dean Lanzante. “What we do will depend on where the customer wants to run the car and what the regulations are in that region. But whatever we do it will always be done sympathetically; the GTR has been built to be a step beyond the P1, we’re trying to keep as much of that spirit as we can. It will still be lighter, have more power, better aero and so on.”
Neither the McLaren factory nor its MSO division is directly involved, but it is believed to have given the project its blessing and will co-operate with Lanzante to help ensure its success. “I wouldn’t do anything to damage our relationship with McLaren, which we’ve built up over 20 years through our work on the F1,” said Lanzante.
For more details, read the full article at AutoCar.