the mclaren senna gtr concept is the track only version of the track focus road car

The McLaren Senna GTR Concept is the track-only version of the track-focus road car

This will be McLaren’s fastest car outside of Formula 1. Probably more reliable, too

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Christopher Ng

8 Mar 2018

After releasing the Senna into the world, McLaren will soon turn the track-ready road car into a race-ready track car, naming it the McLaren Senna GTR Concept. Because, why not? Every car manufacturer needs to have a more extreme version of an already extreme car.

“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,” said McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt.

No confirmed details but the Senna runs with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 789hp and 800Nm. The Senna GTR will have upwards of 814hp. The most extreme McLaren will also get a race-style transmission, revised double wishbone suspension, Pirelli slick tyres and up to a 1,000kg of downforce. Which comes as no surprise seeing that its aerodynamics consists of a very large wing and a very wide, very forward-extended front lip that would not look out of place in a Pikes Peak party. 

McLaren claims that the Senna GTR will clock in the fastest lap times around McLaren’s own track. Only Formula 1 cars are quicker.

Does the world need a more extreme version of an already extreme car? McLaren isn’t sure and will use the 2018 Geneva Motor Show to gauge interest. And hopefully, collect a few bookings in the process.

Hand-assembly will commence in Woking, England, in 2019. Only 75 cars will be produced. Let’s see if this one gets snapped up as quick as the car promises to be.