Gran Turismo, the popular video game is a classic in the zeitgeist of video games. It’s a fantastic racing game that shows off the strength of any fully-torqued vehicle. Noticing how incredible the autos are, you really wish that they could exist in real life. And sometimes they do. Look at the new McLaren Vision GT, for instance. This is a brand-new limited-edition track car. And it borrows inspiration directly from the 2017 Vision GT car found in the video game series. Well, now McLaren is developing the Vision GT for real. Titled the “Solus,” this fantasy-like supercar can peak at a top speed of 200 miles per hour, while shooting to 60 miles per hour in only 2.5 seconds. If those numerals seem foreboding, that’s because only 25 units will be built. It may be unfair to some, but it’s relatively fair considering how the piece d’resistance produces 829 horsepower with 479 pound-feet of torque, while revving forth to 10,000 rpm.
The vehicle gives off enough endurance to handle the strength of any supercar in a race.
The V-10 engine still propels the car ever so seriously via an intake mounted on the cockpit, while the sidepods are home to large radiators that keep the 5.2-liter unit cooled.enough to operate. According to McLaren, the Solus is able to produce beyond 2,635 pounds of downforce. Which is pretty impressive being that the entire vehicle weighed 2,205 pounds, all thanks to a carbon-fibre monocoque through the front and rear chassis structures. The engine is paired well with a seven-speed sequential gearbox that utilizes multiplate carbon-fiber clutch and straight-cut gears. Additionally, the engine itself is well-integrated into the chassis, therefore, getting rid of the need for more subframes which would reduce the weight. Ranging from the torsion bar dampers to the anti-roll bars, the control arm suspension has many fascinating features you may not find in any other McLaren, or even any car for that matter.
Stopping comes easy for the McLaren Solus as it is prepared enough to brake on a dime. All thanks to the six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers and carbon brake discs and pads of course. Brake bias is also tunable by the driver. One will notice that the cockpit for this race-ready work of genius. It utilizes a yoke-style steering wheel. The reason why there’s a limited release of this vehicle is because each car will have a seat fitting just for that specific owner. Additionally, there’s also “halo style” cockpit protection. It offers 3D printed titanium while using inspiration from the “halo” device that F1 uses to prevent head injuries.
Besides the seat-fitting, there’s also FIA-homolgated race suit, helmet and HANS head restraint as well as radio-enabled ear inserts.