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McLaren Solus GT Smashes 2023 Goodwood Shootout With All Time Third-Quickest Lap

The McLaren Solus GT absolutely dominated its class during the Goodwood Shooutout....

Perhaps it should have been expected for the McLaren Solus GT to absolutely dominate its class at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb, but did anyone expect it to record the third-fastest time ever for a production car at the course? 

The Solus managed an official time of 45.34s, putting it just behind the second place Nio EP9 (44.32s), but well behind the record setting time of the McMurtry Spierling (39.08s). 

McLaren had some solid competition against the always impressive Subaru GL Family Huckster and the Rimac Nevera, but it still managed to be a full second quicker than the Subaru in second place with an official time of 46.37s. 

Powering this beast is a 5.2-litre V10 engine with 829 hp (618kW) and 479 lb ft (649Nm) of torque. It takes just 2.5s to do 0-60mph (0-100km/h) for an estimated top speed of 200mph (322km/h). 

The production was modelled after the 2017 Vision Gran Turismo concept used in the Gran Turismo racing game. Life imitates art. 

On the scales, the hypercar sits at 2,205 pounds (1,000kg) and is capable of generating 2,646 pounds (1,200kg) of downforce. 

This track-only car is limited to 25 models. Each owner will receive a driver-development coaching program, an FIA-homologated racing suit, a special helmet, and a bespoke HANS device. 

McLaren says Solus GT will cost £2.5 million (~$4.79 million AUD or ~$4 million USD). 

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