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Lanzante, the famous British company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, has developed a McLaren P1 GT which was earlier unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

The hybrid hypercar which is actually based on a P1 GTR track car that has undergone an extensive conversion to a road car, was commissioned by a Middle-Eastern customer, and was inspired by the iconic 1997 F1 GT 'Longtail' – the homologated road-going version of the GTR endurance race car.

There's little mistaking this for a regular P1, the as the more streamlined GT gains an all-new aerodynamic package, quad pipes exiting a more menacing diffuser, and a fixed rear wing mounted on a lengthened tail. In front, there’s a massive splitter and deeper intakes, while vents on the front fenders make it even more aggressive-looking. It’s also been finished in a shade of XP green which was the very same colour that was used on the original F1 GT Longtail. The colour scheme continues into the cabin, except now, tan complements the green for an interesting contrast.

While the GT is expected to have lost a significant amount of weight over the P1 GTR, Lanzante have yet to disclose any specifics in this regard. They have also not mentioned anything about the hypercar’s powertrain, but expect it to field a lightly modified version of the P1 GTR’s hybrid setup, which in standard trim combines a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with an electric motor good for around 735kw and a 350kph top speed.

 

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