Not one, but two McLaren P1 GTRs are appearing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed June 23-26. One honors James Hunt, the British driver who won the Formula One championship 40 years ago in a McLaren M23.
The late driver’s helmet inspired the P1 GTR’s liveries — blue, yellow and red — representing Wellington College, the boarding school Hunt attended. McLaren Automotive entered the vehicle — Bruno Senna, McLaren P1 GTR driver program mentor, is driving it on Charles Gordon-Lennox’s estate.
U.K.-based classic-car restoration house Lanzante Ltd. is entering the second P1 GTR. This model produces 986 hp, and believe it or not, is street legal. The Lanzante team will attempt to set the fastest time for a road car with 1999 Indy 500 winner Kenny Bräck behind the wheel.
McLaren is bringing other cars to the annual hill climb, including the new 570GT. For more information on who or what to expect at the festival, check out Goodwood.com.