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This P1 is a 986-hp tribute to racing legend, James Hunt

This one-off celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Hunt's 1976 F1 victory.
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Photo: McLaren

Photo: McLaren

At the most recent Goodyear Festival of Speed, McLaren paid tribute to racing legend James Hunt with a special edition, one-off P1 Hypercar. Wrapped in a black exterior that is a nod to his racing helmet, the car is also accented with hits of red, blue, and yellow that represent the colors of his childhood boarding school. 

The debut at Goodwood was an appropriate one as the James Hunt himself has his first tests in a Formula 3, Formula 2, and a Formula 1 car. It was also where James' son, Freddie Hunt started his racing career. The car celebrates the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix win at Fuji Speedway, where Hunt and rival, Niki Lauda went head to head for one of the most famous showdowns in racing history.

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