With No Track in Sight, the P1 GTR Shows the Real-World Limits of a Track Car

With the debut of the McLaren F1 GTR, the F1 road car was stripped and sent to the track where at Le Mans it had never competed before, let alone won. Lanzante Motorsport, a specialist in classic car service and restoration, took the GTR and made it an instant classic.

The McLaren became the first car, and Lanzante the first team, to win at Le Mans in their respective debuts. The resulting success led to Lanzante Limited earning service capabilities for McLaren road and race cars, thus beginning the next chapter in the history of the F1 GTR and an unprecedented one: road conversion.

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The Unattainable McLaren F1 LM Was Ours For a Weekend

When it comes to accomplishments and acting like you’ve been there before, McLaren prefers to go a little bigger with its celebrations.

Up until the 1995 24h of Le Mans, McLaren actually hadn’t been there before, which made its overall victory in the race that much more impressive. The F1 GTR, the race-reserved variant of the highly-praised F1 road car, took the overall win in its debut with four other GTRs. What followed in homage was a run of potentially the greatest road car ever built.

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The 570GT Defies the Conformity of a Sports Car

The accessibility of the McLaren 570 is nearly boundless; it attacks a new price point for the brand, and we already proved where it can go when you put your mind to it. So when McLaren debuted the 570GT as a car made for the journey, it was inevitable what would happen when we got into it.

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McLaren 570S Chosen Best Driver’s Car for 2016

Sports cars are built to maximize performance, sure, but the reason people pay the super high premiums for them is for the sheer enjoyment. And that’s not something you can pick out on paper.

The only fair and proper – and legal – way to fully enjoy a sports car at its limit is in a track setting. Motor Trend’s “Best Driver’s Car” annual experience drops the year’s best sports cars into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Ca., and has at it with its features team. But atypical to the norm, it’s not a race there.

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Pebble Beach Auctions Start New Chapters for Unique Cars

Ushering in the next generation of the most desirable luxury and supercars in the world has become the norm at Monterey’s car week, but it wasn’t always that way. The Pebble Beach Concours, the fireworks display at the finale of the weekend, was the celebration of decades of historic and significant vehicles, but up-and-coming events like The Quail Motorsports Gathering have shifted the focus to the new era of exotic cars.

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McLaren Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The McLaren Philadelphia crew will be caravaning to the city of bridges for this year’s Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Catch us at our booth for a great McLaren line-up and some cool branded merch!

 

Schenley Park Car Shows and Race Qualifying

Saturday, July 16

International Car Shows & British Car Day – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come see classic, antique, and exotic vehicles including British, American, German, Asian and Italian cars on the golfcourse. Watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to quality for Sunday’s featured races. $30 per car in the Car Show.
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Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Driver/Crew Worker Registration 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Technical Inspections 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM CARS ON TRACK noon – 1:00 PM Vintage Lap Experience.
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Schenley Park Race Day

Sunday, July 17

Our 10-day event closes with a bang as we continue with our races and car shows all day long. 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM Warm-up & Practice Laps 11:00 AM to noon Opening Ceremonies, Parade laps by Jaguar Marque and Patron Parkers 12:00 to 5:00 PM Vintage Races 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM International Car Show on golf course
Sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation
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Monte Carlo Grand Prix Viewing Party at La Locanda

Join McLaren Philadelphia and your fellow race enthusiasts at La Locanda for a breakfast buffet and live viewing of this year’s Monte Carlo Grand Prix race from 7:30 am – 11:30 am.

The breakfast buffet is $26 per person and includes a complimentary mimosa. McLaren owners can attend compliments of McLaren Philadelphia. Please respond to this email to confirm your attendance.


The RDS Automotive Group at the Pennsylvania Concours

McLaren’s meteoric rise back into the supercar prominence came as a result of a disruption of the norm. The MP4-12C stepped in to face established competitors from others such as Ferrari, and squared off against the Italians heroically.

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