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McLaren debuts 606kW Senna GTR at Geneva motor show

2019-03-09 12:14
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  • McLaren Automotive’s most extreme track car yet revealed in final form
  • Evolution of 2018 Senna GTR Concept takes acknowledged Senna dynamism into new realms of performance as the quickest track McLaren outside of F1
  • Faster, lighter, more powerful and race-bred with focus on accessibility for drivers of all abilities
  • 606kW from 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8; lightest dry weight of 1188kg 
  • Same levels of downforce as the Senna, but at 15% lower speeds; peak downforce exceeds 1000kg
  • Newest and most exclusive member of McLaren’s Ultimate Series; 75 cars only, all sold

Just twelve months after it was revealed as a concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren Senna GTR is revealed as a fully-fledged track machine – uncompromised, unconstrained and unshackled by road or racing regulations.

McLaren Automotive’s most track-focused Ultimate Series car has evolved in key areas to deliver on its promise of hypercar power and accessible handling with the aerodynamics and chassis of a thoroughbred racer. The result is a machine able to lap circuits faster than any McLaren outside Formula 1, providing its owners, of all abilities, with an unparalleled track driving experience.

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The Senna GTR takes the road-legal Senna – already the lightest, most powerful and track-focused but road-legal car that McLaren builds – several steps further into the realm of ultimate performance. Without the constraints of road or racing regulations, the new Ultimate Series car is more powerful, weighs less, boasts an incredible 1000kg plus of aerodynamic downforce and uses suspension derived from the firm's GT3 race programme.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive says: "The McLaren Senna GTR is a perfect example of our determination to bring our customers the Ultimate expression of track driving performance and excitement. The McLaren Senna was designed from the outset to be an extreme track car, but the 2018 McLaren Senna GTR Concept suggested how much more further we could go and now, free from the constraints of road car legislation and motorsport competition rules, we have pushed the limits of what is technically possible to advance circuit driving capability to another level entirely."

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The Senna GTR, which joins the Senna and Speedtail in the brand’s Ultimate Series, succeeds legendary predecessors the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR of 1995 and the P1™ GTR of 2015 and keeps the name that honours the memory of three-times McLaren F11 World Champion, Ayrton Senna.

Each new Senna GTR offers its owner virtually unlimited opportunities for personalisation by McLaren Special Operations Options, from paint colours in the MSO Defined portfolio to unique, multi-hued liveries as an MSO Bespoke commission that imagines a wholly individual expression of track car artistry.

Just 75 Senna GTRs will be built to customer order at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK, with first deliveries commencing September 2019. Priced from £1.1 million plus taxes, all cars were allocated to owners within weeks of the order book opening following the Senna GTR Concept debuting at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

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