An extreme road-legal version of the McLaren P1 has just been revealed. It is called the McLaren P1 LM after the famous F1 LM from the 90s. The hardcore P1 LM will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.
The McLaren P1 LM will be the last of the current generation of the P1 supercar. A total of five P1 LMs will be built by Lanzante who have a long history of working with McLaren. Their latest project has been the road-legal conversions for P1 GTRs. Lanzante have also worked with the legendary F1 and F1 GTR in the past.
What’s the difference between a P1 LM and P1 GTR?
Well, the P1 LM is based off the P1 GTR, but it’s 60 kg lighter thanks to exhaust components made out of Iconel. The air-jack system has also been deleted allowing a further reduction in weight.
The exterior of the P1 LM has slightly changed compared to the P1 GTR. The main aerodynamic components like the fixed rear wing, splitter and dive planes have been modified to achieve higher levels of downforce. The result is a 40 percent increase in downforce over the P1 GTR.
Inside, there’s exposed carbon fiber everywhere. The dashboard, race-derived steering wheel, roof, center console, floor and even the seat backs are all molded out of carbon fiber. The engine is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 from the P1 GTR with a peak output of 986 hp.
McLaren has built a prototype P1 LM which will race up the Goodwood hill this weekend with test driver Kenny Bräck at the wheel. The prototype will also pay a visit to the Nurburgring for final tweaks before deliveries begin in early 2017.