James Hunt’s Helmet Inspired McLaren P1 GTR To Feature At Goodwood

Posted: Jun 11 2016, 9:52am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

James Hunt’s Helmet Inspired McLaren P1 GTR to Feature at Goodwood
  • A Special McLaren P1 GTR is going to Honor Legendry James Hunt at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren P1 Hyper car will pay its regards to the F1 legend James Hunt at the Festival of Speed.

The Festival of Speed this year will showcase two 986bhp hyper cars. One of them will pay tribute to James Hunt. A legend in F1 racing. A McLaren P1 GTR inspired by the 1976 world champion James Hunt will be shown being driven on the track in the Goodwood Festival of Speed this month.

The British racing driver won the Formula 1 title 40 years ago. Another P1 GTR modified by Lazante will be seen on the track as well. This P1 will try to attempt to set a record time for hill climb. The current record for hill climb is of 49.27 seconds. It was achieved by Jann Mardenborough while driving a Nissan GT-R Nismo. This record was set in Time Attack in 2014.

The Lazante P1 GTR is an extensively modified car. It is a modified version of Special Operations McLaren original car. It will be driven by the winner of Indianapolis 500 in 1999 and McLaren’s test driver Kenny Brack.

Lazante is the company that is busy in modifying the McLaren. It has been working with McLaren for a long time now. They won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the year 1995. Now after many years the company is all set to bring a new modified car. The company has finished the experimental prototype version of P1 GTR. Thus it will enter as the modern GT Racer at Goodwood festival. The Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from 24th to 26th June this summer.

McLaren P1 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of race car driver James Hunt. It was a big event for McLaren and this company knows how to celebrate as well as remember its victors.

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