McLaren Turns Video Game Supercar Into Real-Life, On-Track Speedster

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McLaren brings video games to life as it turns one of its cars from the Gran Turismo series into a real-life road car that fans can purchase. 


The in-game car, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo (VGT), will officially take shape as the Solus GT. The game version first appeared in the franchise five years ago before the carmaker decided to make one hit real asphalt.


The supercar is a single-seater with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that is created for on-track driving only. It doesn’t have any traditional doors; instead, its driver will have to slide its windshield and canopy forward and climb into the cockpit. 


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It also boasts dramatic, aerodynamic underbody diffusers and has a downforce of 2,646 pounds. 


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The Solus GT has over 830 horsepower and is able to rev up from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200 mph.


Its carbon fiber body and 3D-printed titanium model keep this car at a weight of below 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs).


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Only 25 of these video-game-turned-real-life cars are up for grabs, each with a multi-million dollar price tag attached to its shiny hood. 


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If you manage to get your paws on one of these, McLaren is also giving the Formula 1 experience by throwing in an FIA-approved racing suit, drivers’ coaching, and a custom seat fitting to mold the head and neck support to the buyer. 


However, this car cannot be used for any official racing outside of a few driver events McLaren will be holding for people to get together and drive around in.



[via New Atlas and Motor1, cover image via McLaren

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