McLaren Senna GTR moves closer to production with confirmation of technical specification

McLaren Senna GTR moves closer to production with confirmation of technical specification

02.11.2018: 1,000kg of downforce; 825PS and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 engine Suspension derived from McLaren GT3 race programme and Pirelli slick race tyres confirm GTR’s track-only status

    1,000kg of downforce; 825PS and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 engine





    Suspension derived from McLaren GT3 race programme and Pirelli slick race tyres confirm GTR’s track-only status


    Dynamic prototypes begin running this month as development programme accelerates


    Production capped at 75 examples, each priced at £1.1 million plus taxes and all sold






The McLaren Senna GTR, a track-only hypercar that debuted in concept form at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2018 and sold-out in the same month, begins dynamic testing this month with highlights of its technical specification newly confirmed – not least that it will generate 1000kg of downforce and have race-bred suspension developed from the system used in McLaren’s GT3 programme.



The Senna GTR is an even more extreme version of the road-legal McLaren Senna currently being built at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, UK. McLaren tested demand for the track-only, left-hand-drive only car on its introduction at Geneva, saying that up to 75 would be produced.




 Many more expressions of interest were received, but the company has confirmed that only 75 will be available, all of which are already allocated. Deliveries are expected to begin from September 2019 when production of the road-legal McLaren Senna is complete.



The development prototypes that begin testing this month will initially use modified Senna road car bodywork. The final Senna GTR shape – shown in simple form in a new design sketch – will be based around a chassis with wider track front and rear and centre-lock wheels.



The carbon fibre body has new, wider fenders, a larger front splitter and rear diffuser and repositioned active rear wing; these last two elements combining to improve aero-efficiency by ‘coupling’ the wing to the airflow from the diffuser, enabling greater – and more accessible – downforce at lower speeds. Optimised aerodynamic performance in yaw improves cornering stability, while reduction in pitch sensitivity leads to even greater braking stability.



The lightweight but incredibly strong carbon fibre McLaren Monocage at the heart of each McLaren Senna GTR epitomises McLaren’s approach to weight reduction, a philosophy which is taken even further with the new GTR.




A pared-back interior sees all airbags removed, as well as the infotainment central screen and folding driver display found in the road car, while a new, race-style steering wheel with integrated gearshift controls replaces the road-legal component. Air-conditioning is an exception to the rule of absolute minimalism – remaining standard-fit – and a radar-assisted, rear collision avoidance system is also standard.



A final vehicle weight is still to be declared, but the GTR will weigh less than the road-going Senna. In combination with the 825PS output of the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine – an increase of 25PS over the road-legal Senna – this will see the power-to-weight ratio comfortably exceed that of the road car. Together with torque of up to 800Nm, the result will be astonishing levels of response and performance.



The Senna GTR retains the active aerodynamics of the road-legal car – an advantage that would not be permissible in a homologated race car – which is a major enabler in generating the 1,000kg of downforce. The car has conventional double wishbone suspension, with the geometry, springs, dampers and anti-roll bars having been developed from the system engineered for McLaren’s GT3 customer racing programme.




Pirelli slick race tyres maximise dynamic performance and the braking system – introduced in the Senna road car and also race-derived – is projected to deliver 20% greater maximum deceleration, with resulting forces in excess of 3g.





Wayne Bruce- photo McLaren

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/mclaren-senna-gtr-confirmation-technical-specification---182978.html

02.11.2018 / MaP

More News

Audi designs first concept car for an animated film
01.11.2018
Audi debuts RSQ e-tron for Twentieth Century Fox Film’s Spies in Disguise        RSQ e-tron, an exclusively virtual concept car, is electric and fully automated        Audi to produce additio more >>
Going On Sale: Award-winning Honda Accord Remains the Midsize Sedan Standout for 2019
31.10.2018
    2018 North American Car of the Year continues to offer exceptional blend of performance, comfort, tech and style    Accord Hybrid delivers best-in-class power plus cabin and cargo space in addition to outstanding fuel efficiency more >>
First Rolls-Royce Cullinans released into the United Kingdom
31.10.2018
Following a highly successful debut to the world’s media in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has released the United Kingdom’s first Cullinans into the region for patrons of the marque to experience.Eight Cullinans departed more >>
Christian Stein, new General Director of Communication of SEAT
30.10.2018
.... and Institutional Relations of SEAT and the Volkswagen Group in Spain    The executive is a member of SEAT’s senior management and will continue to report to the President of the company as before  more >>
SEAT - Every car, precision fit puzzle pieces
30.10.2018
    The Measurement Technology department at SEAT uses different techniques to ensure that every part fits together perfectly    They work with one-tenth of a millimetre precision, equivalent to the thickness of a sheet of paper more >>
New power from old cells: Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling
26.10.2018
Car manufacturer and materials technology and recycling group test a closed loop for high-voltage car batteries        95 percent of valuable battery materials can be recycled        The partners are developing a raw materials bank concept for these recovered raw materials  more >>
Dr. Oliver Draf to head Volkswagen Group’s Data Protection Unit
26.10.2018
Dr. Christoph Alt takes up position of responsibility in IT strategy at ŠKODA Dr. Oliver Draf, formerly Corporate Privacy Officer at Allianz Deutschland AG, is to lead the Group Data Protection Unit at Volkswagen AG effective November 1, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Alt, who is taking up a position of responsibility in IT strategy at the more >>
SEAT and Autometro renew the rail transport service for vehicles between Martorell and the Port of Barcelona
26.10.2018
EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS •    The new contract is for a period of three years•    Autometro moves 105,000 cars annually and since 2008 more than one million vehicles have been transported from Martorell•    This service does away with 25,000 trucks o more >>
SEAT : Keys to gaining the maximum benefit from your car lights
25.10.2018
    Using the right lights is essential when driving at night, when 30% of accidents take place in Europe    The inclusion of LEDs and assistants such as high beam assist make more >>
Volkswagen expects an SUV share of 50% by 2025
25.10.2018
Volkswagen anticipates especially strong SUV growth in North and South America, as well as in China    By 2025, the Volkswagen brand will be offering more than 30 SUV models throughout the world    In the smallest segment, the new T-Cross1 rounds off the SUV product portfolio at the bottom more >>
Car hosting at PROsport Performance
24.10.2018
You race – we care: From parking to complete service     The legendary Nordschleife of the Nuerburgring is the Mecca of sports drivers. Whether in classic tourist ri more >>
Beverage manufacturer Ambev orders 228 Mercedes-Benz trucks
24.10.2018
Brazil's largest brewery and drinks supplier Cervejaria Ambev is making major enlargements to its fleet and has chosen trucks with the three-pointed star. A total of 228 new Mercedes-Benz trucks – 212 Atego and 16 Actros models – will more >>
RAW Motorsports unleashes the ultimate off-road capable Jeep
24.10.2018
- Dubbed the "Rawbicon", this one-of-a-kind Jeep was built to tackle any terrain - there are Jeeps that look pretty, but this Jeep is meant to go anywhere – Championship-Truck Builder to Debut ‘Rawbicon’ – Premier Jeep Wrangler at SEMA 2018 –   more >>
Rolls-Royce debuts "Spirit of Ecstasy" Fabergé Egg
23.10.2018
From Kings and Queens to entrepreneurs, many of the most prominent and wealthy collectors of the 20th and 21st century have been beguiled by the lure of a Fabergé Egg. With just 50 pre-1917 Imperial Eggs completed, these exceptionally precious creations are some of the most valuable and coveted objects ever to have been made. more >>
SEAT consolidates its commitment to music and emerging artists with Primavera Club
23.10.2018
•    The carmaker is sponsoring the festival being held in Barcelona and Madrid from 26 to 28  October•    The SEAT Studio, located in the Sala Apolo nightclub, will be giving a voice to new talent with interviews and concert recordings  more >>
Foundation stone laid for Hockenheimring Porsche Experience Centre
22.10.2018
New Experience Centre to offer a host of training optionsA fitting location for the authentic Porsche experience: The world’s seventh Porsche Experience Centre is currently being built directly within the confines of the Grand Prix track at Germany’s Hockenheim more >>
First 15 Polo GTI R5 already accounted for
22.10.2018
Immediately after the competitive debut of the Polo GTI R5, work will begin in Hannover on assembly of the first 15 customer cars – a further 30 to 40 are to follow in 2019. “The first Polo GTI R5 will be hand more >>
Blistering “ball boy”: Mini version of the Volkswagen ID. R at the France v Germany match
22.10.2018
UEFA Nations LeagueShort ball possession – before the kick-off: The Volkswagen ID. R made a special appearance at the international football match between France and Germany in the UEFA Nations League. more >>
Rolls-Royce announces new director of manufacturing
19.10.2018
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Johann Wolf has been appointed as Director of Manufacturing, effective from 1 November 2018.Wolf is an exceptionally experienced production expe more >>
Porsche Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production
19.10.2018
300 new jobsThe second electric athlete from Zuffenhausen: At its meeting on 18 October, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for series production of the concept study Mission E Cross Turism more >>
Ford GT Production Extended to Satisfy Exceptional Demand
19.10.2018
•    Ford to produce approximately 1,350 Ford GT supercars as demand outstrips supply six-to-one•    Ford GT application window to re-open for one month in selected markets from Nov. 8•    New Ford GT Heritage Edition model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans-winning more >>
Volkswagen brand launches diesel swapping program throughout Germany
18.10.2018
Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany    Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected    Offers available now from dealers The Volkswagen more >>
The many challenges facing car seats - Three years of testing
18.10.2018
•    Testers of different builds get in and out of the car 6,000 times to assess the potential wear of fabrics and foams•    22,000 friction cycles simulate the rubbing motions on the seats and a fatigue test reproduces driving in extreme conditions•    These tests are used to analyse the dur more >>
European Dealer Council: Audi and European sales partners shape the retailing of the future
18.10.2018
Audi takes its premium retailing to the next level: A new era of car buying begins with the start of the new contracts        Digitalization, electrification and mobility concepts as important growth drivers and boost to the used-car business        New contracts in the European markets to be returned more >>
SEAT Tarraco production starts in Wolfsburg
18.10.2018
SEAT brand flagship rolls off the production line in Wolfsburg together with Volkswagen models    Synergies within the Group-wide production network allow efficient production    Production of the SEAT model is in line with Pact for the Future more >>
Avon stellt neuen Van-Reifen AV12 vor
18.10.2018
Der komplett neu entwickelte Tansporterreifen Avon AV12 wurde jetzt im Rahmen der Messe Fleet Live präsentiert: in großer Dimensionsvielfalt, mit niedrigerem Rollwiderstand für einen geringen Kraftstoffverbrauch und einer besonders robuster Seitenwand.Mit au& more >>
Eriksson turns on the style as Olsbergs MSE hits its stride in Germany
16.10.2018
Renault and Brilliance sign strategic cooperation agreement with Liaoning province, ChinaAnnounce acceleration of LCV business starting with introduction of 3 EVs within two years. Groupe Renault and B more >>
Munich II public prosecutor concludes regulatory offences proceedings against AUDI AG
16.10.2018
....by issuing administrative order imposing a fine (Bußgeldbescheid) / AUDI AG accepts the fine and, by doing so, admits its responsibility    Administrative order against AUDI AG imposes a fine of EUR 800 million due to deviations from regulatory requirements in the context of certain V6 and V8 diesel aggregates and diesel vehicle more >>
Opel-Statement zum KBA-Verfahren
15.10.2018
Opel verwahrt sich gegen den Vorwurf, unzulässige Abschalteinrichtungen zu verwenden. Opel-Fahrzeuge entsprechen den geltenden Vorschriften. Das hat Opel auch in dem laufenden Anhörungsverfahren gegenüber dem Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA) dargelegt. Dieses Anhörungsverfahren ist noch nicht abgeschlossen. Es wird von Opel nicht verschleppt. Sollte eine Ano more >>
Lamborghini Huracán Performante is officially Jeremy Clarkson’s car of the year
12.10.2018
Jeremy Clarkson has announced the Lamborghini Huracán Performante as his 2018 car of the year.Jeremy Clarkson presented the award to Lamborghini’s Board Director for Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani, at an awards ev more >>
Mercedes-Benz Marketing under new leadership
12.10.2018
Bettina Fetzer (38) will take over as Head of Mercedes-Benz Marketing on November 1, 2018. Following various positions in the communications department of Daimler AG, Fetzer was most recently in charge of global products and brands more >>
Acura NSX Cutaway Sketch by Legendary Artist Shin Yoshikawa
12.10.2018
......Reveals Hidden Details of Precision Crafted Performance    Unique, hand-drawn pencil sketch exposes inner workings of the NSX's Sport Hybrid    SH-AWD® power unit  & more >>
Seats that comfortably envelop you as you drive in luxury
08.10.2018
2019 Lexus ES seats prototypesThe seats of the new ES were developed over a period of three years, undergoing numerous prototypes and resulting in a product that allows any owner to drive in complete luxury, no matter the driver’s body type more >>
Audi A1 production starts at SEAT in Martorell
08.10.2018
SINERGIES BETWEEN BRANDS    Audi A1 becomes the second premium car made in Spain after the Audi Q3    The new Audi A1 will enhance synergies and efficiencies with SEAT Ibiza and Arona more >>
Honda Joins with Cruise and General Motors to Build New Autonomous Vehicle
03.10.2018
Cruise and General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced today that they have joined forces with Honda (TYO: 7267) to pursue the shared goal of transforming mobility through the large-scale deployment of autonomous vehicle technology.Honda will work jointly with Cruise more >>
Acura ILX Arrives with Dynamic New Styling, Major Technology Upgrades
03.10.2018
    Acura Precision Concept-inspired design upgrade completes design transformation of Acura lineup    AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology now standard on ILX – and now standard on all Acura sedans and SUVs    More Tech: Enhanced dual-screen user interface with new graphics more >>
Mitsubishi Motors increases the production capacity in Indonesia
03.10.2018
-The engine of XPANDER shifts to localization –Mitsubishi Motors has today announced it is to increase the production capacity at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bekasi, Indonesia in response to strong demand for the XPANDER crossover MPV i more >>
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Provides Support for the Victims of Sulawesi Earthquake in Indonesia
03.10.2018
Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has announced that it is to donate 1 billion rupiah (approximately 8,000,000 yen) to help the people of Indonesia who have suffered from the Sulawesi Island earthquake. MMC and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will provide the donation via Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (MMKI) our local manufacturing facility and Mitsubis more >>
VW with comprehensive diesel swapping incentives
02.10.2018
Volkswagen supports federal government’s efforts to prevent possible driving bans in German cities    Attractive swapping incentives for EU1 to EU5 diesel vehicles in the 14 cities whose air is considered to be particularly polluted, as soon as possible Volkswagen supports the federal government’s efforts to more >>

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright