We’re still trying to get our heads around the insane McLaren Senna, which is built for the track but with the bare minimum soft edges required to make it road legal, and now we have this – the track only McLaren Senna GTR.
Just look at that front splitter!! It’s SOOO far ahead of the front wheel! What track can it actually go around without getting stuck on the curbs or apexes. McLaren says this will be the most extreme McLaren car ever. Duh! And they are only making 75 of these bad boys, while the show model here is a concept and not the final version that can be further specced by customers.
According to Mike Flewitt, “The track-only McLaren Senna GTR will have more power, more grip and more downforce – up to 1,000kg – than the McLaren Senna and post even faster lap times”. Speaking of more power, there are no specifics yet but the company says to expect at least 825PS (so, obviously, more than that) while the dry weight is close to the ‘standard’ Senna at 1,198 kg. Further tweaking involves a race-style transmission, revised double wishbone suspension and sticker tyres from Pirelli which will allow the Senna GTR to post the quickest lap times by a McLaren car outside of Formula 1.
The rear diffuser extends pretty far out as well for improved aerodynamic performance and grip. Explaining the mad design a bit more was McLaren’s Design Engineering Director, Dan Parry-Williams “The McLaren Senna was designed from the outset with the full spectrum of road and track requirements in mind, so developing a GTR version is within the scope of the original project”. Explore the thrilling design of the Senna GTR in the gallery below.
The Senna GTR Concept had a support act that was prettier if not as hardcore in terms of looks – the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) designed Carbon Theme Senna. As the name suggests, this particular Senna, one of 500, is specced with exposed carbon fibre for the body, a carbon black Alcantara interior trim with striking Solar Yellow accents for the active aero elements and green bits thrown in as well. Both the seats feature the Senna ‘S’ emblem on the headrest, on the end-plates of that gigantic rear wing and a front fender sports the full Senna brand identity. You can click on the gallery of circles below to explore the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO in more detail.
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