But first, here’s a quick trip down memory lane. In 1995, McLaren produced six F1 GTRs in honor of the overall win at the 1995 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Five examples were made for customers, while the sixth chassis was christened XP1 LM and it remains in McLaren’s hands to this day. The McLaren P1 LM that’s slated to storm Goodwood is, for all intents and purposes, the factory prototype (a.k.a XP1 LM).
Including the experimental unit, McLaren and Lanzante will produce only six examples of the P1 LM. Customer deliveries are expected to take place early next year. Pricing? Hell knows, but something tells me that this street-legal brawler will be more expensive than the Lanzante road-going conversion for the P1 GTR. So, what makes the P1 LM so special other than the Long Tail handle and the extreme visual add-ons?
DNA such as a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, carbon tub and tons of clever aerodynamic kit. Much of the 570S Sprint’s aero addenda is shared with its GT4 cousin, and should you outgrow trackdays and wish to take it racing, a ‘compliance pack’ is available so you can upgrade. Lovely.
As standard, though, there’s plenty of serious, FIA-approved kit, seat, rollcage and fire extinguisher included. You can even spec a passenger seat if you’ve a friend whose intestinal integrity you wish to test out.
And if you still need convincing it’s cool, then keep an eye on the Goodwood timing boards this weekend. The car you see here will take to the hill with former Indy 500 winner and Goodwood Revival hero Kenny Brack behind the wheel. (Incidentally, he’s also finalising the LM’s development at the Nürburgring.)