Is Lanzante Teasing the Return of the Longtail With the McLaren P1 GT?

Automotive News 14 July 3, 2018 by

Is there a new one-off edition of the McLaren P1 in the works? That’s the question we are asking after a mysterious post hit Instagram from Lanzante.

Even if you’ve never heard of Lanzante, you probably know its work. While it mainly focuses on service and restoration of McLaren cars, it does have a motorsports past. In 1995, the Lanzante team drove the McLaren F1 GTR to an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

You might also recall a Wednesday Want from back in February. In that feature, we showed you a street-legal McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. All that work came courtesy of Lanzante and its team of mechanics.

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Along the same lines, it’s also the company responsible for the street legal P1 GTR cars.

Which leads us to the teaser. In it, we see a silhouette of a car with the words “P1 GT” under it. But was does this mean?

Well, one look at the image shows a vehicle with the iconic longtail design. Does this mean we are getting a P1 GT Longtail? All signs point to yes.

When McLaren took the cover off the 600LT last week, it was fairly awe-inspiring. However, one key piece was missing from the “Longtail” part of the name: an actual elongated rear. But it did have high mounted exhaust though, so we instantly forgave it.

If Lanzante is indeed putting the long back in Longtail, consider us intrigued.

Unfortunately, we will need to wait a couple weeks to see what Lanzante has up its sleeve. Per the teaser image, it looks like the P1 GT is set to take on Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 13. We will keep our fingers crossed for an early reveal though!

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