12 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 at
the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show .
McLaren Senna GTR takes the road-legal McLaren 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 1,000kg plus of aerodynamic
downforce and uses suspension derived from McLaren’s GT3 race programme.
75 McLaren Senna GTRs will be built to customer order at the McLaren Production
Centre in Woking, UK, with first deliveries commencing September 2019. Priced
from UK Pounds 1.1 million (Rs 10.02
crore approx) plus taxes, all cars were allocated to owners within weeks of the
order book opening following the McLaren Senna GTR Concept debuting at the 2018
Geneva International Motor Show.
McLaren Senna GTR is powered by the most extreme version yet of McLaren’s
4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine. The M840TR unit, with electronically
controlled twin-scroll turbochargers, produces 814bhp with 800Nm of torque. The
extra 25PS over the engine in the McLaren Senna has been achieved by engine
control recalibration and removing the secondary catalyst to reduce back
pressure. Removing the catalyst also
heightens the aural experience of driving the McLaren Senna GTR.
exhaust system of the concept, which exited through side pipes just ahead of
the rear wheels, has been replaced with a more conventional rear exit system on
the production car, with the pipes now emerging from the rear deck under the
rear wing in the same location as the Senna. The change was made for the purest
of engineering reasons: the side exit pipes may have looked the part, but the
rear exit pipes provided the shortest, quickest route for exhaust gases to
exit, saving weight and reducing complexity.
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