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SPORTS Senna GTR concept introduced

Senna GTR concept introduced

10 03 2018 Saturday
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McLaren, a well known racing car-making company has now started producing F1 racing cars on the lines of Senna GTR concept. This car will be a better version as compared to McLaren Senna and was launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Switzerland.

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Formula One is the highest variant of racing car authorized by Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. While many companies make it for racing purpose, but McLaren has built such a car for the first time for the common people and tracks. The Senna GTR car was along the lines of F1 car, but it was not as powerful and speedy, as the F1 car. And now, it will be made with Senna GTR. Did you know that the series of Senna cars were named after the former Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna? It was a tribute and honour by the company McLaren with whom Ayrton Senna had won many F1 races in the 80s and 90s. McLaren Senna GTR features 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine like in the standard Senna. However, it is capable of producing 825PS horsepower. It is more aerodynamically efficient, has better suspensions and over-all design along with more powerful performance. The body of the car is made of carbon fiber making it a lightweight product. The price of the car is fixed at 1 million pounds. At the same time, people buying it will have to think twice as it is legal to drive the car only on the track. It will give a good competition to the F1 racing car. Dan Parry-Williams, McLaren Automotive Design Engineering Director says that the Senna GTR version is designed keeping in mind the scope of the project. The product showcased at the Motor Show is still being worked upon, however, it gives an overall idea of the product that company wants to offer.

beyond the news

McLaren is trying to produce 75 cars in the factories for this year. It will be indeed interesting to see McLaren GTR and F1 come together on the racing track. But even more important will be to see common people live their dream of driving a F1 racing car.

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