For the last three years, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has been working on the new P1 GTR, a special one-off car requested by a customer. The P1 received royal treatment as a part of the commission, and features new front drive planes, a wider front splitter, and a Gurney flap with new barge boards in the rear. The rear is also dressed up with a wing that is much wider than any other McLaren. Under the hood, the engine was elevated to gold status—literally. The heatshield is 24-karat gold. There is also a Lexan rear cover and the engine bay shrouds were modified. McLaren has stated that the car has greater power than the standard P1 GTR, but what those numbers might be hasn’t been revealed. However, the P1 is capable of 986 horsepower thanks to its twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 engine, so you can probably guess just how fast this bespoke edition will be. The car is liveried in Marlboro colors—the same colors that dressed the McLaren F1 cars between 1974 and 1996. The car was commissioned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first Formula 1 Championship and has been named “Beco,” which was Senna’s childhood nickname.
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