Unboxing the $4 million McLaren Solus GT from Gran Turismo

Just one-of-25 units, this hypercar is incredibly rare.

by | Published on 18th Sep 2023

This is the incredible McLaren Solus GT.

You might recognize it as the concept featured in the 2017 Gran Turismo Sport video game.

Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi recently reviewed the single-seater, you can watch the full vid below!

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Now, when we say the McLaren Solus GT is ultra rare, we mean ultra rare.

Only 25 units will be produced, and this one is the first customer delivery.

It’s chassis number 13/25, and it even bares the name of its new owner on the side.

The new owner has a lot to look forward to, as this track-only car has been customized to their specification.

For example, the seat has been molded to their body and, should you share the car with someone else like your partner, you can have another seat molded for them, too.

This means the seat can be swapped out depending on who’s taking the supercar for a spin on the track.

Not only that, but you also get an FIA-approved racing suit, a helmet, and a HANS device to keep you safe. 

Despite being a track-only car, you still get creature comforts like air conditioning and a heated windscreen for when it steams up on rainy track days.

Bruno Senna, racing driver and prototype tester for the Solus GT, said piloting this hypercar was “a whole different planet” when compared to other McLaren supercars.

He also said “this is the closest you can get to a top-end race car” and that “it’s friendly to drive but – definitely for people who buy it – they will need a coach”.

In other words, you’ll need your wits about you when it comes to driving it on the track.

Powering the McLaren Solus GT is a 5.2-liter V10 with a seven-speed sequential gearbox.

That engine revs to more than 10,000 rpm, and produces over 817 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.

The total weight of the McLaren Solus GT is less than 2,205 pounds (1,000 kg), with its aerodynamics producing 2,645 pounds (1,200 kg) of downforce.

That means it’s scientifically possible to drive the car upside down, not that anyone has – or will ever – try it.

Apparently, it can do the 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) sprint in less than 2.5 seconds, and has a top speed in excess of 322 km/h (200 mph).

But while the single-seater hypercar will look phenomenal ripping around the track, it looks equally as good static.

The particular car in the video is finished in metallic ‘Volcano Orange’ paint, and everything as far as the eye can see is covered in carbon fiber.

Then there’s that huge fixed wing – who could miss it – that extends all the way to the bottom, seamlessly blending into the diffuser.

The Solus GT also sits on a set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in racing rubber.

Those wheels have got center locks like a race car, and the car comes with all the necessary tools to change them.

Watch the full video here!

Now for the all-important bit – the price.

The McLaren Solus GT is priced from $4 million and, as mentioned, it’s fully customizable which will bump the price up.

Even if that price tag falls within your budget, tough luck – all 25 units have been sold already.

You’ll just have to keep your eye out should a used example pop up for sale in the future.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.