McLaren Solus GT Goodwood
Photo credit: Toby Wales and Jordan Butters via Goodwood
Weighing just 2,205-pounds, the limited edition McLaren Solus GT is a track-ready supercar that made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10 engine making 829 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed sequential gearbox, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 2.5-seconds.

Why is it so light? Its chassis is made from a bespoke carbon fiber monocoque that incorporates numerous designs from F1 vehicles, complete with 3D-printed titanium components used in the halo protecting the cockpit and roll bar. To keep the supercar planed on the ground, it uses a double wishbone suspension with pushrod torsion bars at the front and pull-rod torsion bars at the rear, along with four-way manually adjustable dampers. McLaren is only making 25-units and all will come with a custom molded seat, FIA-homologated race suit, helmet and a besoke HANS (head and neck support device).
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McLaren Solus GT Goodwood

So it should come as no surprise that when it hit the Hill at the 2023 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard half the crowd were slack-jawed, the other wondering what the point was,” said Ethan Jupp, Editor at Goodwood Road & Racing.


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