Don’t Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They’re All Sold Out
All 75 units now have ownersby Kirby Garlitos, on
The McLaren Senna GTR is a shining example of what happens when a company attains the pinnacle of automotive engineering. To say that it’s one of the most impressive track-only vehicles in the world is an understatement. Apparently, people have been so impressed with the Senna GTR that over 150 of them have expressed interest in paying the £1 million price ($1.4 million) for the track-day speedster. Unfortunately, McLaren only plans to build half of that total, and as expected, all 75 units of the Senna GTR are now accounted for.
McLaren announced plans to develop 75 units of the Senna GTR
A lot of people didn’t know what to expect when McLaren rolled out the Senna GTR at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. On its own, the McLaren Senna was already considered an achievement in automotive engineering, and yet, there it was, the Senna GTR, hanging out in Geneva as admired from all over the world stopped dead in their tracks at the mere sight of it.
Soon after its debut, McLaren announced plans to develop 75 units of the Senna GTR. It’s not that many, but for a car with the kind of capabilities that the Senna GTR has, it’s more than enough to make 75 owners scream for their lives when they’re behind the wheel of one. In case that’s not clear, the Senna GTR is a more extreme version of an already extreme hypercar.
It’s expected to carry at least 825 horsepower from a 4.0-liter Biturbo V-8 engine. That’s an improvement from the 789 horsepower output of the “regular” Senna. It’s got a carbon fiber body, a race-spec transmission, a revised double wishbone suspension, and a set of Pirelli slicks that, all together, combine to help keep its weight down to a skinny 2,641 pounds (1,198 kilos), exactly the same weight as the Senna. The Senna GTR will also rely on cutting-edge racing technology similar to the P1 GTR. One such tech is the advanced adjustable traction control system, which would certainly be of good use when the Senna GTR is blasting along the world’s best race tracks. Altogether, the Senna GTR is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of God-knows-what. 217 mph seems like a conservative estimate, don’t you think?
The McLaren Senna GTR is the kind of car people will spend $1.5 million on at the drop of a hat
Needless to say, the McLaren Senna GTR is the kind of car people will spend $1.5 million on at the drop of a hat. It’s no surprise, then, that all 75 units sold out as quick as it did. The Senna GTR is the latest — and perhaps greatest — performance car McLaren has to offer. Judging by the reception surrounding it, the British automaker nailed this one out of the park.
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