McLaren’s Gran Turismo sports vehicle redefines the virtual reality experience.

We used to see world-famous cars appear in famous racing games, but now it seems that the situation has changed.


McLaren Automotive has exploited the world of virtual games to create an outstanding car called Gran Turismo Sport. We are, of course, referring to the McLaren Solus GT, the car that appears in the hit video game. But next year, that digital concept car will be seen on some roads around the world.

That’s right, the world-famous sports car manufacturer is building actual McLaren Solus GT cars. According to the automaker, this project represents the incredible realization of a concept car born from the screens of virtual races. It represents the ultimate expression of on-road driving engagement realized in the digital world that will bring real-world excitement to lucky drivers.


Getting your hands on one is impossible. The Solus GT is a special commission for just 25 customers and all cars are sold. The single-seat, closed-cockpit race car was recently unveiled during Monterey Car Week in California.

Designed for the real world by drawing on all of McLaren’s experience and expertise in developing sports cars, supercars and hypercars at the highest level, the Solus GT weighs under 1,000kg with performance Aerodynamic performance including downforce exceeds 1,200kg.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, the Solus GT will produce around 840PS of power and 650Nm of torque. Combined with a seven-speed sequential transmission, it delivers a driving experience that closely resembles a Formula 1 car.

The McLaren Solus GT has a target time of 2.5 seconds for 0-100 km/h acceleration and a top speed of more than 200 mph. Thus, the car has the necessary performance parameters for an extreme racing machine.


In common with McLarens since 1981, the Solus GT is based on an automotive fiber motorcycle. The front and rear chassis structures are also made from carbon fiber, with the engine and transmission forming the remainder of the chassis.

The striking exterior design is clearly faithful to its “virtual inspiration”. Based on professional aerodynamics principles, its design is further refined by additional CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) aerodynamics and wind tunnel aerodynamics studies.


Key design features include a sliding hood behind the single seat, center seat, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in aerodynamic covers, and a large front splitter. The motorsport-inspired air intake in the cockpit is integrated into the roll rim design, feeding cold air into the engine, while creating an engaging induction sound. At the rear, a two-element fixed rear spoiler optimizes downforce, delivering straight-line performance as well as enhanced cornering ability.

Stepping inside, the driver will be greeted with a cockpit interior reminiscent of a fighter jet. The steering wheel – a unique design among McLaren production cars – is inspired by Formula 1, with a display and essential controls integrated to fit into tight spaces of a single-seat racing car.


To add to the excitement for those who order the Solus GT, McLaren is offering a full ‘dry racing experience’. This includes dryer seats molded to the dryer’s unique shape; an FIA homologated racing suit, owner-specific helmet, HANS design and ear pads with radio function. A full driver training program will also help customers exploit the full potential of their new track supercar.

McLaren will deliver the first batch of Solus GT cars to customers in 2023.


Entradas relacionadas

A sneak peek at Factory Five’s 9.5-liter F9R kit supercar

Some folks want to buy a carbon-bodied, fire-breathing supercar. Others want to build one themselves, and the kit car wizards at Factory Five Racing are getting toward the pointy end of a project to replace the brand’s top-shelf GTM supercar kit with …

Felino is getting ready to introduce the 700-horsepower Canadian supercar, the cB7R.

A fun little heads-up for this coming Valentine’s day: Canadian manufacturer Felino is preparing to unveil a muscled-up version of its cB7 supercar. The cB7 R rocks a 700-horsepower V8 and brings sub-3 second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) times to the party. …

The €2-million Huayra and €5-million Pagani hypercar are identical in appearance.

Ahead of its debut at Geneva, Pagani has unveiled its latest ultra-exclusive hypercar. The Imola, named for the famous Italian racetrack, is a highly track-focused 1,246-kg (2,747-lb) beast making 827 horsepower. It seems we’re going to have to surrender …

Gordon Murray’s $1.84 million T.33 supercar channels the opulence of the 1960s

Gordon Murray has announced an «accessible» little brother for his extraordinary T.50 supercar. The new T.33 ditches some of the crazier details of the T.50, but retains that awe-inspiring Cosworth V12, even if its banshee shriek stops at 11,100 rpm. …

The new McLaren 620R is a limited-edition GT4 racer intended for street use.

Back in 2016, McLaren took its awesome 570S sports series street car – which was designed to be the kind of supercar you could drive every day – and turned it into a GT4 race car by gutting it out, then fitting a roll cage, racy suspension, and a few …

Shelby transforms the F-150 into a supertruck that tears up pavement.

Most people don’t need a 770-horsepower AWD supertruck with thin sports tires, an aerodynamic front splitter, race brakes and a 3.45-second 0-60 mph time. Most people need their trucks to have some sort of off-road capability. Most people are happy to …

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *