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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

A McLaren P1 GT longtail is coming

The team behind the ‘Ring-beating P1 LM confirm a new longtail version. Wow

Published: 03 Jul 2018

Yikes, this is exciting. Lanzante are making a longtail McLaren P1 GT, and we’ll see it next week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

If you need a reminder, Lanzante are behind the road-legal McLaren P1 GTR – known as the P1 LM – which set a quite mad 6m43.2s lap at the Nürburgring last year. It also proved pretty quick up the Goodwood hillclimb.

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For some, though, it’s simply not enough. And one customer in the Middle East has asked for a P1 that replicates the wonderful old McLaren F1 GT (pictured in grey); proper longtail, many vents and scoops, properly swept wheelarches. And this time, a ginormous rear wing. Expect a strong top speed from this one.

McLaren will have its own longtail at Goodwood, in the shape of the new 600LT. But Lanzante’s first teaser image suggests this will be a proper longtail; the proportions look wildly different to a P1 or P1 LM, while a second teaser shot reveals just how slatted those front arches are. And how flipping good a green and cream combo looks.

Whether this car shares the 903bhp hybrid powertrain from a regular P1 or the 986bhp tune from the P1 GTR we don’t yet know, but we’ve not long to wait: the teaser image, posted on Lanzante’s Instagram page, also confirms a reveal at the Festival of Speed on Friday July 13. Bring it on…

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