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The Stig Probably Dreams About the McLaren P1 LM

By Victor Baker


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McLaren P1 LM

McLaren Special Operations has unleashed only 24 units of the P1 GTR to the real world, but since this was a track-oriented machine, some of the lucky customers of this incredible machine also wanted a road-legal version of it. As such, a company called Lanzante has decided to convert the 986-hp beast into a hypercar that could go on public roads as well, dubbed as the McLaren P1 LM.

With only five units of the P1 LM to be delivered, aside from the P1 XP1 LM prototype (that was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed), this road-legal hypercar is bound to be a true collectible, not to mention a worthy successor of the iconic McLaren F1 LM, that was also a special edition created by Lanzante Motorsport after they won at Le Mans in an F1 GTR.

McLaren P1 LM

According to Lanzante, this thing is going to match the P1 GTR’s 1,000 PS (986 hp) output but it’s going to be even more impressive. It will feature an upgraded version of the bi-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine, with an extensively modified hybrid setup, and it’s going to be 60 kg (132 lbs) lighter, after removing some of the race parts.

The engine bay will show off gold-plated heat shielding, Inconel for the catalytic convertor pipes and exhaust headers, and a modified rear wing to boost aerodynamics. The McLaren P1 LM will also come with a redesigned front splitter and dive planes, as well as a fully-exposed carbon fiber roof and other components made out of carbon fiber.

On the inside, the same lightweight material adorns the hypercar’s dashboard, headliner, center console, seat backs, floor mats, and the instrument cowl. Moreover, the leather-wrapped steering wheel will be derived from Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren MP4/23 used back in the 2008 F1 season. No clue about pricing, though!

McLaren P1 LM

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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