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McLaren Senna GTR Concept Revealed

McLaren reveals Senna GTR concept; no GTE race plans announced in Geneva…

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McLaren has revealed the Senna GTR Concept, a track-only version of the new Ultimate Series McLaren Senna, Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car, featuring the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the road-legal Senna, is being billed as McLaren’s quickest car outside of Formula 1.

While full technical details have yet to be released, the car will have “more power” and “greater torque” than the base Senna, with up to 1,000kg of downforce.

“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,” said McLaren Automotive Design Engineering Director, Dan Parry-Williams.

“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.”

A total of 75 Senna GTRs will be built, at a price tag of “circa £1 million” and production set to get underway in 2019.

McLaren did not confirm a GTE version of the car on Tuesday, in what Sportscar365 believes to have been a change of plans from its initial announcement schedule.

The British manufacturer, which is launching the McLaren 720S GT3 later this year, is understood to still be on track for a likely return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 2020, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of its overall victory with the McLaren F1 GTR.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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