McLaren P1 Narrowly Avoids Disaster

Posted by: Lydia Siu onMarch 17th, 2016


With the McLaren P1 production run having come to an end, every single P1 that’s on the road or on the track becomes more and more valuable. That’s why when a factory owned P1 GTR lost control at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca right at the corkscrew everyone held their breath for a brief moment and turned their heads away at what looked to be an inevitable demise of a P1.

The P1 GTR was being piloted around Laguna Seca on a private race day and the driver was on a hot lap trying to set the best lap time for all other drivers to match during the day. The P1 powered its way up the hill toward the corkscrew, turns hard into the blind left and powers out down the hill to the right. At this time, the back end of the P1 kicked out and the car spins around almost hitting the side guard rails. Luckily, the car comes to a halt right before imminent impact.

The P1 GTR is a track prepared P1 which offers more power than the stock version. Power output is bumped to 986hp, and the suspension has been exchanged for a race-prepped suspension. Only 35 P1 GTRs were built.

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