Global track debut for new McLaren Senna GTR confirmed for 77th Goodwood Members' Meeting

29 Mar 2019

  • McLaren Automotive’s most extreme track car yet will make its public debut at Goodwood on Saturday, April 6
  • New GTR will lead a track parade of McLaren Ultimate Series cars brought together for the first time with the iconic McLaren F1, represented by the famous XP5 prototype.
  • Just 75 McLaren Senna GTRs will be built to customer order, priced from $1.65 million plus taxes (US)– and all are sold

The new McLaren Senna GTR, the most extreme track car yet from McLaren Automotive and its newest Ultimate Series model, will make its global debut at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, on Saturday, April 6.

First announced at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2018 with the surprise unveiling of a concept version, the final validation prototype McLaren Senna GTR will take to the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit at the head of a very special celebration of McLaren cars. Featuring a McLaren P1™ GTR, a McLaren P1™ and road-going McLaren Senna alongside the new GTR, the track parade will also include the famous XP5 McLaren F1 prototype. For several years XP5 held the world record for the fastest production road car and will, for the first time, be joining its 21st century McLaren Ultimate Series descendants.

Free from the constraints of road car legislation and motorsport competition rules, the track-only McLaren Senna GTR advances circuit driving capability to another level entirely. With 814bhp and torque of 590lb ft available from its 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine and a lightest dry weight of 2,619lbs, the new GTR has an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 694bhp-per ton. In combination with aerodynamic downforce in excess of 2,205lbs and suspension derived from McLaren’s GT3 race program, this ensures the new McLaren Senna GTR is the Ultimate expression of track driving performance and excitement.

The first of the 75 customers who have secured a McLaren Senna GTR – all cars were sold shortly after the concept made its Geneva debut at prices from $1.65m plus taxes – are due to receive their cars this September.


The dynamic debut of the new McLaren Senna GTR comes 12 months after the original McLaren Senna starred at the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting and just days after confirmation that the unique LEGO® McLaren Senna, constructed using almost 500,000 LEGO® bricks, will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

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Enquiries about the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting should be directed to Jack Mansell at the Goodwood Media Centre:

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 755000. E-mail: jack.mansell@goodwood.com

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. In 2019 the 600LT Spider was confirmed as the third car of Track25.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, OnePlus, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
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Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

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Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com 

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