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McLaren Senna GTR Concept

A big reveal during Geneva Motor Show was the track-focused update to the McLaren hypercar, the Senna. Revealed online last year, the Senna is anticipated to be McLaren’s most compelling model produced since the original McLaren F1.

Senna GTR Back

Senna GTR Back

The technical specifications speak for themselves and are able to justify the million-dollar price tag. Firstly, the Senna is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 engine, producing 789 brake horsepower, enclosed in a carbon fiber tub with an overall curb weight of slightly over 2,400 lbs. The twin-turbo engine can launch the Senna from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds. Now imagine all of that, but exponentially faster, with a retuned transmission, suspension tweaks, fancy decals, big wing, and slick tyres.

The track-ready Senna GTR still needs a power boost (ha). I mean, it will still have the same four-liter engine with two blowers for boost. The folks in Woking, however, have not decided how much more power the GTR will need but it’ll definitely be no slouch.

Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli Tyres

The main focus of the Senna is a high power-to-weight ratio. If you can’t add more power, lose more weight and the latter is what McLaren did. Focusing on technological advances, McLaren heavily invested in carbon fiber technology, and how to save every gram of excess weight. The aerodynamics are improved with the wing generating downforce of 1,000kg. That’s the equivalent of an American bison sitting on top of the car, keeping the Senna GTR planted.

No official data has been released yet but will be an exciting addition to an already beastly hypercar.

Rimac Concept Two Reveal

Concept Two Interior

Concept Two Interior

Another reveal in Geneva Motor Show is the updated iteration of Rimac’s ‘Tesla-Slayer’, called the Concept Two. Still powered by four electric motors per wheel, it will make 1,888 horsepower and 1,696 lb/ft of torque. It almost has a 1:1 ratio of torque to horsepower, which is a tall feat to achieve. Just ask the Koenigsegg team with their 1:one concept.

With a full-electric setup, the Concept Two can provide 404 miles of driving range, through their 120-kWh battery pack. This sports coupe can reach 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds. That’s right; less than 2(!) seconds. That’s absurd and very promising for what the future holds for automobiles!

The neat part is that there are multiple gearboxes controlling the four electric motors to keep all four wheels producing power at the helm. That’s next-level technology, for you. On top of that, it has an active rear wing, which is also the air brake. Gullwing Door of the Rimac Concept Two

Gullwing Door of the Rimac Concept TwoThis is a new car, with no parts shared from the Concept One and they’re out to be the best electric car company around.

The Rimac still looks dashing, both inside and out and has active aerodynamics to keep most of us planted. Rimac is slated to produce limited examples of the Concept Two, so if something caught your eye, better put your deposit down: it’s expected to cost over $1 million.

Chiron Sport: Carbon Fiber Windshield Wipers

Quad exhaust ports, unique to the Chiron Sport.

Quad exhaust ports, unique to the Chiron Sport. Expensive wipersExpensive wipers

With a price tag over $3 million, a special edition of Bugatti Chiron debuted during the Geneva Motor Show. Meant to keep your motor juices flowing, the iconic W16 quad-turbo engine is still running the show. It’s also sports ’16’ on the front grille just in case you forgot.

Chiron W16 quad-turbo engine

Chiron W16 quad-turbo engine

It’s the track-focused version of the Chiron (as if that wasn’t nutters already), with stiffer suspension, torque vectoring, and carbon fiber windshield wipers.

This is probably something we can’t buy at your local NAPA Auto Parts but we digress. It also went into a 40 lb. diet and quad exhaust to differentiate yourself from the no-other-person that owns the Chiron in your neighborhood. The track upgrade does not compromise the GT characteristics it’s known for, as it’s still great to cruise cross-country or through an apex.

You can’t go wrong nor hate the Chiron. It’s an automotive feat to produce over 1,000 horsepower and have it available to the public. The Sport just cranks up the exclusivity just a little bit more, and the red-black motif is delicious.

Official: 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

Bologna is coming out with something crazier for 2019!

Revealed during the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has created a brutal, hard-core version of the Huracán, just with the ability to feel the air slice through your hair. Well, you might as well be, since this is a roof-less version called the Huracán Performante Spyder.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

While we gaze upon the beauty that is a convertible Lamborghini, let’s look at some cool tech involved with this:

  • Active aerodynamics called ‘Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva’, which shapes the air in favor of the car for drag reduction and increased downforce
  • Still has a naturally aspirated V10 engine from the Performante hardtop, producing 640 horsepower and a dual-clutch transmission
  • Has carbon fiber goodies everywhere, to reduce weight in comparison to the regular Spyder version (77 lbs. lighter)
  • Still expensive at $308,859 plus taxes

While the crew here at Supercars.Net are looking forward to this new release, we’ll just live vicariously through others. For now, let’s enjoy what Lamborghini is offering to their clientele.