“There is a bracket for it at the front but the car is not quite as aesthetically pleasing with the plate in place,” Dean Lanzante, the man behind the project, tells GRR.
“We left it off for Goodwood because we are trying to eke out everything we can for its runs up the hill. It does have a rear numberplate…”
Although modified from the track-only P1 GTR to be road legal, the ultimate Ultimate Series McLaren, with 1000hp, is running at FoS among competition cars in Group 5, with Kenny Brack behind the wheel.
“We are running it there because we want to see where the car stands among competition cars,” says Dean. “I want to know how it fares against an F1 car, a Group C Jaguar or Sebastian Loeb’s Pike’s Peak car. If we were a second off the Pike’s Peak car (44sec and among the fastest cars ever up the hill – ed) it would be an amazing achievement – that a member of the public could buy a car that fast and drive it on the road.”