Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
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McLaren Senna GTR Concept previews upcoming track monster

McLaren Senna GTR Concept previews upcoming track monster

Also at Geneva, McLaren unveiled the McLaren Senna GTR Concept racing auto, of which 75 will be produced and sold at around $1 million each. The titanium pushers are patterned after the headlamps of the McLaren 720S and inserts in the bezel are similar in shape to the McLaren F1 air-intake snorkel and show the McLaren logo.

Based on the recently introduced Senna road vehicle, the Senna GTR delivers more horsepower, more aerodynamic grip, and even more exclusivity.

The McLaren Senna GTR shares its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the road-legal McLaren Senna, but with a horsepower increase to at least 825PS making it faster than the road model in a straight line. Revisions that help contribute to that figure include wider fenders (resulting in a wider track too), a larger front splitter and rear diffuser, a low rear deck for cooling and aero performance as well as an active rear wing. Now there's a new version, called the Senna GTR - which is so uncompromising it isn't even road-legal. With all these aids, the Senna GTR will not just be quick at the track, McLaren claims it will be the quickest auto with the company's badges outside of Formula 1 cars. That headline-grabbing claim probably won't stand for much longer, however. Seeing how all 500 units of the road-going Senna were sold before it was even launched, we reckon McLaren won't have a hard time finding customers for this new auto.

Power will come from a reworked version of the twin-turbo V8 from the Senna, making more than 605kW - up from a piddling 588kW in the regular vehicle - for a auto that's faster in a straight line than before.

'The very limited number of customers who secure this auto will be buying the closest experience you can get to a race vehicle without actually lining up on a circuit grid'.

Interestingly, about the only thing this race-focused McLaren doesn't offer is the means to drive it on public roads - this is a track-only speed machine.

This is technically a concept auto for McLaren to gauge customer interest, but the intention would be to build just 75 examples for around £1 million.

This is the McLaren Senna GTR, a machine that is said to be the fastest McLaren this side of a Formula One auto. McLaren, consider us interested! McLan says the the GTR will be faster in a straight line than the road auto, which is quite the claim as a standard Senna will do 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds and go onto a top speed of 211mph.

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