Ex-F1 driver Bruno Senna, the nephew of the late Ayrton Senna, lately bought an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a McLaren Solus GT. He took the single-seater round a lap of Silverstone.
The Solus GT made its first dynamic debut on the Goodwood Competition of Pace final month. It was conceived as a million-dollar monitor toy primarily based on a carbon fibre monocoque. The Imaginative and prescient GT-inspired design is alleged to generate 2645 lbs of downforce, which is greater than the general weight of the automotive itself (2205 lbs).
It’s powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 that revs to 10,000 rpm and develops 829 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a motorsport-derived 7-speed sequential gearbox with straight-cut gears and a carbon fibre clutch.