The exotic British sports car manufacturer arrived in front of the worldwide audience of the 88th Geneva International Auto Show with what they say it’s a prototype, but we already know officially an exclusive production run of 75 examples has been planned.
So, say hello to the spiritual successor to the 1990s monster of a McLaren F1 GTR – the Senna GTR has outgrown its ancestor and is expected to become the fastest ever McLaren that’s available with two seats – meaning the only cars from the carmaker faster are the Formula One single-seaters. For now, McLaren has decided to keep performance shrouded in mystery, only revealing the track-only dragon will spit fire through the exhausts thanks to gaining “at least” 825 horsepower (615 kilowatts) and being faster than the standard Senna in a long, straight line.
“The McLaren Senna was designed from the outset with the full spectrum of road and track requirements in mind, so developing a GTR version is within the scope of the original project,” McLaren Automotive Design Engineering Director, Dan Parry-Williams, explains. “The McLaren Senna GTR Concept unveiled in Geneva is not the finished article but it does give a clear indication of our thinking for the car, which promises to be the most extreme and exciting McLaren to drive for many years, if not ever.”
The power increase won’t be the only upgrade – most obvious is the aerodynamic package that’s been modified to create no less than 2,204 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of downforce! There are also revisions to the suspension setup, a new race-inspired gearbox with lighting quick shifts, along with slick tires. And yes, we’re pretty sure every example has already been spoken for, even at the eye-watering price of around one million British pounds…