Lazante converts awesome McLaren P1 GTR to make street-legal McLaren P1 LM
The McLaren P1 GTR is one fantastic piece of machinery. So incredible is it, that it can only be driven on a track, taking out a great deal of the fun for many. However, high-end automotive tuner, Lazante said that they would be making one legal for street use. They also said that it would be completed by the time the Goodwood Festival of Speed rolled around. Well, here it is in all of its glory, the street-legal McLaren P1 LM.
Named the McLaren P1 LM in reference to the legendary F1 LM, of just which six were made based on the McLaren F1 GTR. At Le Mans in 1995, Lazante took the checkered flag, so to is the McLaren P1 LM based on the McLaren P1 GTR. The much more extreme track-bound version of McLaren’s hybrid hypercar.
Converting the McLaren P1 GTR to a McLaren P1 LM
To convert the track-only version of McLaren P1 GTR to street use, Lazante retunred the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 hybrid power plant to run on 99-octane pump gasoline. To compensate for the decrease in power, Lazante increased the boost to match the track versions 986 horsepower output.
Weight reduction was in the cards as Lazante removed 130 pounds from the already stripped-down curb weight. This was done using an Inconel exhaust system, removing the air jack system and replacing the glass windows with plastic ones.
Modifications did not stop there. Lazante also fitted new front and rear wings to increase downforce, and added new road-spec wheels and tires. Modifications included lining the cockpit with Alcantara and adding a new steering wheel derived from the one in Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 champion-winning McLaren MP4-23.
The prototype shown here is the same one that ran yesterday at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, alongside the new McLaren 570S. Like its predecessor many years ago, the McLaren P1 LM will be made in very limited numbers, the one in grey you see here and the remaining four, which are coming in orange.
Can you imagine the reactions that you would get driving a street-legal McLaren P1 LM.