Built at the request of race teams, as owned by Ray Bellm and Thomas Bscher, in order to compete in the BPR Global GT Series, the McLaren F1 GTR race car was a measure, which introduced a modified version of the management system more engine power - however, the air-gas authorized by racing regulations reduced power back to 600 hp (447 kW) at 7,500 rpm. Changes included modifications big car body panels, suspension, aerodynamics, and interior design. McLaren F1 GTR would continue to take the biggest hit of 1, 3, 4, 5 and 13 seats in 1995 to 24 Hours of Le Mans sports cars from custom built prototype.
A total of nine McLaren F1 GTR to be built in 1995.
McLaren F1 GTR '96
In response to the success of the McLaren F1 GTR in 1996, McLaren '95 model developed, leading to an increase in size, but weight loss. Nine F1 GTR was built to 1996 spec, while some cars were still campaigned in 1995 by pirates. McLaren F1 GTR '96 chassis # 14R is notable as the first non-Japanese car to win a race in the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC). The car was driven by David Brabham and John Nielsen. Weight was reduced by about 100 kg of the 1995 GTR and the engine was kept detuned from 600 hp to meet racing rules.
McLaren F1 GTR '97
When the F1 GT homologated, McLaren could now develop the McLaren F1 GTR in the 1997 season. Weight was further reduced and the liquid has been added to the transaxle. The engine was a bit 'destroked a 6.0L 6.1L instead of the previous year. As the heavily modified bodywork, the McLaren F1 GTR '97 is often referred to as the "Longtail" thanks be extended to increase the body behind the rear downforce. A total of ten McLaren F1 GTR '97s were built. He lost a total of 910 kg.