When Will The McLaren Senna GTR Debut?

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The concept version premiered almost a year ago. What about the real deal?

Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren revealed both the Senna road car and track-only Senna GTR Concept. While the former is currently being delivered to owners, the Senna GTR remains a near production ready concept. Or is it?

According to The Supercar Blog, McLaren will reportedly reveal the production-spec Senna GTR this Friday, February 15. However, when we reached out to McLaren for confirmation, Global Communications and PR Director Wayne Bruce confirmed to us this was not the case. Unfortunately, he didn't provide any additional details regarding the car's official reveal.

When production does commence, the Senna GTR will be limited to just 75 examples. This story originated from a supposed Senna GTR buyer who claimed future owners have been sent an access code for a special website detailing information about their $1 million + purchase. Chances are another new McLaren will premiere next month. The Speedtail will also probably be on display for the world to see.

As for the Senna GTR, it's basically a stripped-down, even more hardcore version of the already hardcore Senna road car. We expect it won't differ all that much from last year's concept, but since every example will be built to order, no two cars will be 100 percent identical. They will all, however, feature an improved chassis for track duties, wider front and rear tracks and center-locking wheels. The bodywork, in general, will be wider and expect to see a similar large front splitter, massive rear diffuser, and reconfigured active rear spoiler as what's found on the concept.

All told, the Senna GTR is expected to generate around 2,200 pounds of downforce. There's also a chance it could receive a few creature comforts like air conditioning and a rear collision avoidance system. Power will come from the same 4.0 twin-turbocharged V8 found in the Senna, though output will increase from 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque to about 814 hp. Its power-to-weight-ratio is said to be higher than the road going Senna.

We'll bring you official details the moment they arrive.


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