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Single-seater, observe solely McLaren Solus GT unveiled | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

It’s primarily based on the McLaren Imaginative and prescient GT that was developed for the Gran Turismo Sport online game.

McLaren has launched a brand new single-seat, track-only automobile – the Solus GT – primarily based on the McLaren Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo idea that was developed for the Gran Turismo Sport online game. The Solus GT might be restricted to 25 items, and all of them have offered out for over £three million (roughly Rs 28.36 crore, earlier than tax and duties) every.

  • Its 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 is a primary for a McLaren buyer automobile
  • Produces extra downforce (1,200kg) than it weighs (lower than 1,000kg)

The engine – an 841hp, 650Nm, 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 – is a primary for a McLaren buyer automobile, and revs all the best way as much as 10,000rpm. Mated to the engine is a bespoke seven-speed sequential gearbox, with straight-cut gears and a carbon fibre clutch, that helps propel it to a claimed high pace of over 320kph. The Solus GT can obtain a 0-100kph time of two.5 seconds. The entire engine elements are gear pushed, that means they aren’t related by any belt or chain.

The driving force sits within the centre, very similar to the McLaren F1, albeit lacking out on the 2 passenger seats. The driving force’s seat, which is mounted and is customised in response to the motive force, is accessed by opening the cover. The Solus GT will get a Method 1-inspired carbon fibre steering wheel and a digital rear-view show.

The Solus GT is constructed utilizing a singular carbon fibre monocoque chassis and ideas the dimensions at underneath 1,000kg. Nonetheless, it’s able to producing 1,200kg of downforce at full pace.

On the surface, the Solus GT seems to be nothing lower than a World Endurance Championship’s prototype-class race automobile. The cover homes a single wiper positioned within the centre, whereas, on the entrance, there’s a large splitter aiding downforce. There’s a small cutout that showcases the onboard suspension. The Solus GT additionally has skinny LED headlamps.

On the rear, it has an enormous wing together with a fin that runs from the highest of the cockpit all the best way to the again. The McLaren Solus GT additionally will get two, skinny LED tail-lamps and an F1-style third brake gentle that sits under the twin exhaust pipes. 

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