2024 McLaren Solus GT Racecar Illuminates at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Experienced by Kimatni Rawlins

With only 25 examples of the custom 2024 McLaren Solus GT racecar commissioned, Chief Executive Officer Michael Leiters unleashed the single-seat, closed-cockpit track car at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the most exquisite and pompous showcase during Monterey Car Week. The show allows luxury and performance automakers to highlight their automotive gems through displays and press conferences. Driven by millions of fans in Gran Turismo SPORT in the form of the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT, the Solus GT’s muscular carbon-fiber monocoque competes in the 2,205-pound weight division. It receives power from a 10,000-rpm revving, naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine pushing out 829-horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque for thrilling driver engagement and extreme F1-akin performance.

“The McLaren Solus GT is the realization of a radical McLaren concept vehicle originally created for the world of virtual racing,” stated Michael Leiters. “Engineered free of any restrictions from road or race regulations, but with the full spectrum of McLaren’s expertise to bring it to reality, it epitomizes our pioneering spirit.”

Uncompromising resilience on the road emanates from a race-derived 7-speed sequential gearbox, 18” forged aluminum wheels with center locking nuts, Le Mans Prototype-specification tires in both slick and wet compounds, and 6-piston monobloc machined aluminum calipers and carbon brake discs and pads. Along with a twin-element fixed rear wing and an F1-inspired steering wheel, the McLaren Solus GT is expected to exceed 200 mph and reach 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Furthermore, owners will receive a Racing Driver Experience replete with an individually sculpted driver seat, an FIA-homologated race suit and helmet, and more. Lastly, the Solus GT’s silhouette manifests from Computational Fluid Dynamics and wind-tunnel aerodynamic research.

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