McLaren says it's taking the "form follows function" approach as it did with the road auto - something which could explain the contentious style - which gives the GTR a wider track and a larger front splitter, as well as doors being as close to the centre of the vehicle as possible and a polycarbonate "ticket" window. It will also get its power from the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine as the road vehicle, though McLaren has cranked up the wick to give the GTR over 813 horsepower. Since it doesn't have to conform to pesky on-road regulations, McLaren has been able to give it more of everything - power, grip and downforce. Only 500 copies of the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph will be produced, each priced at just less than $200K. It's set to produce the "quickest McLaren lap times outside of Formula 1, and become "the fastest sportscar McLaren has ever built". That headline-grabbing claim probably won't stand for much longer, however.
"The track-only McLaren Senna GTR will have more power, more grip and more downforce - up to 1,000kg - than the McLaren Senna and post even faster lap times; the very limited number of customers who secure this auto will be buying the closest experience you can get to a race vehicle without actually lining up on a circuit grid". "The very limited number of customers who secure this auto will be buying the closest experience you can get to a race vehicle without actually lining up on a circuit grid". Seeing how all 500 units of the road-going Senna were sold before it was even launched, we reckon McLaren won't have a hard time finding customers for this new vehicle.
Interestingly, about the only thing this race-focused McLaren doesn't offer is the means to drive it on public roads - this is a track-only speed machine. McLaren, consider us interested!