The McLaren Solus GT is the realization of a completely digital concept and design process, as it is the real-world version of what was known as the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. Released with the game Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4, the car was a study by McLaren to produce their ultimate concept race car. Now, 6 years later, the MSO skunkworks team have realized the concept into an extremely limited series 25 unit production run.
Make no mistake, this is a hardcore track monster. Using the same ultra-lightweight but ultra-strong carbon fiber composite that the Formula One race cars use, it comes in at under 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs). Using a bespoke 5.2L naturally aspirated V10, it has been tweaked and tuned to the maximum, screaming to over 10,000 RPM and producing a hefty 830 HP. The entire car has also been shaped and refined from the Ultimate Vision concept so that every single surface of the car produces downforce, to the tune of 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) worth at 130 or more mph. McLaren themselves state that the Solus GT, which is limited to track-use only, is as close as one can get to a Formula One car in terms of power, speed, braking, and aerodynamics.