The upcoming McLaren Senna GTR will be revealed on February 15th, according to a new leak.
You could easily make the argument that the Senna is the best gas-powered supercar on the road today. A 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 produces 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque with power routed through a 7-speed dual-clutch to the rear tires only. Everything is made of carbon fiber keeping weight down to just 2,641 lbs.
But as with everything McLaren does, as soon as they’re finished and have a chance to admire their handiwork one of their engineers will step forward and say: “It could be better.”
So they all get back to work making an even more ludicrous version. In this case, they call it the Senna GTR.
It’s a track-only version of the Senna, meaning you won’t be able to drive it on public roads without getting arrested. It’s also far more expensive than the Senna, costing $1.43 million to own instead of just $850,000. There are also far fewer GTRs than the regular Senna, with McLaren opting to make just 75 examples compared to the regular car’s 500.
And McLaren has already sold out of GTR build slots, sight almost completely unseen.
We have a few concept renderings from McLaren, which show a much wider body, more extreme front splitter, larger rear diffuser, and a new active rear spoiler, but besides that, we don’t have a lot of information. Rumors suggest it will have 814 hp and the same amount of torque, and it would make sense for a track-focused supercar to ditch such niceties as airbags and a central infotainment screen in favor of a bare-bones cockpit.
McLaren has been awfully quiet about what the GTR will have going on beneath its carbon fiber exterior. But hopefully not for much longer.
According to a new report from The Supercars Blog (and courtesy of Motor1), McLaren will have the Senna GTR’s full reveal on February 15th. Apparently, that info came from one of the 75 people to purchase a GTR and was so impatient to get news that they pestered McLaren long enough to get this little tidbit.
So mark your calendars. We’ll see if this big, bad, track-only supercar is worth the wait.