British car manufacturer, McLaren Automotive, has unveiled a track-only version of their McLaren Senna Ultimate Series car, the McLaren Senna GTR concept.
McLaren decided to proceed with production of the GTR after all 500 examples of the Senna hypercar sold-out before launch. Only 75 of the track-only cars will be produced, with pricing expected to be around the £1 million mark.
McLaren predicts that the Senna GTR will be capable of producing some of the fastest McLaren lap times seen outside of Formula One. The concept will have more power and torque at its disposal than it’s road-legal predecessor and up to 1,000kg of downforce.
The Senna GTR will share the same carbon fibre Monocage III chassis as the road-legal Senna, and it will have a similar dry weight (1,198kg). However, it will gain more power and torque from the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine than the road-going Senna. Supposedly, the GTR will benefit from at least 825PS, while the (not so) regular Senna will produce 800PS and 800Nm of torque.
McLaren’s design philosophy of ‘form follows function’ is ever-present in the Senna GTR concept. Interestingly, a lot of the carbon fibre components will be ‘clipped on’ to the vehicle’s cockpit, allowing for easy modifications. The car will have a wider body, larger front splitter, larger rear diffuser, a new wheel design, and new front and rear fenders.
I can’t wait to see the new McLaren Senna GTR thrashed around a track. What are your thoughts? Please let me know in the comment section below.