The McLaren P1 GTR-18 Is Lanzante's Latest Limited-Production Long Tail Masterpiece

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Photo credit: Ogara Coach / Robert Grubbs / Lanzante
Photo credit: Ogara Coach / Robert Grubbs / Lanzante

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Lanzante Motorsport, the U.K. firm responsible for modifying McLaren F1 and P1 GTRs for road use in Europe, as just popped up with a new car based on the GTR. It's called the GTR-18, and it takes inspiration from the company's last F1 GTR race car.

If the GTR-18's bodywork looks familiar, it should. It uses the same exterior upgrades found on Lanzante's P1 GT Long Tail variant, meaning a bigger wing, a larger splitter, and the addition of canards. It all adds up to a claimed 40-percent increase in downforce versus the normal P1 GTR.

Cosmetics aren't the only thing that's upgraded on the GTR-18. The engine's displacement is increased from 3.8 liters to an even 4.0, increasing redline to 8500 rpm and pushing output to 1000 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque. Lanzante hasn't revealed acceleration times, but says the car has a top speed of 214 mph.

Lanzante says it will build just six GTR-18s, each using one of the 58 P1 GTRs McLaren built new as a donor. The one you see here is based on P1 GTR chassis no. 011, and uses the same paint scheme found on Lanzante's last McLaren race car, F1 GTR chassis no. 28R. The orange and blue Gulf-inspired colors use the same exact paint codes, and even the visible carbon fiber has been tinted to match. It's all rounded out by a set of bright orange-painted wheels.

GTR-18 buyers will also get two-way headsets matching the car's paint scheme, and a pair of similarly-themed car keys. Pricing hasn't been revealed, but we can assure you the conversion won't be cheap.

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