Mclaren con­firms 814-hP senna gTr

Tillsonburg News - - DRIVING - JAMes Gent

mclaren has re­leased its first teaser sketch of the brand new senna gTr and con­firms that dy­namic test­ing of the pro­to­type will be­gin this month.

The track-spec gTr senna, named in hon­our of the three-time For­mula one world Cham­pion ayr­ton senna, will use the same four-litre twin-turbo v8 as the road-go­ing hy­per­car.

Torque re­mains un­changed at 590 pound-feet, but power has been given a kick up to 814 horse­power, some 25 hp more than the road car.

an­other new ad­di­tion is the race-bred sus­pen­sion, de­vel­oped us­ing in­tel gleaned from mclaren’s gT3 rac­ing pro­gram. These new dou­ble wish­bones are likely to be con­nected to cen­tre­lock­ing wheels clad with be­spoke Pirelli slicks.

Nei­ther per­for­mance fig­ures nor the ve­hi­cle weight have been an­nounced, but ex­pect the gTr to be lighter than the al­ready wel­ter­weight, 1,198-kilo­gram senna road car.

un­sur­pris­ingly, the senna gTr will be su­per-ex­clu­sive, with just 75 units con­firmed, and yes, each of them have al­ready been sold for an eye-wa­ter­ing $1.9 mil­lion.

McLaren photo

McLaren Senna GTR sketch

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