2014 top cars

986bhp McLaren P1 GTR set for Geneva

New pictures of McLaren’s hardcore track special testing, March launch confirmed.

Top Gear can exclusively confirm that the new, 986bhp McLaren P1 GTR sounds exactly like a car. A car with an engine, no less.

We jest, of course, but we’ve just seen fresh pictures and a tantalising new video of the P1 GTR under a heavy Batman-esque music score and capped off with a good half-second worth of noise.

Still, you want to see new pictures of the P1 GTR, and we shall oblige. They come courtesy of the GTR’s exhausting test regime currently taking place across Europe and the Middle East, ahead of its debut later this year. That world premiere, McLaren has confirmed, will be the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

“These tests,” say McLaren, “have pushed the performance of the car to its limits, and have been designed to further enhance cooling and aerodynamics over the design concept previewed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the summer of 2014.” [x]