McLaren designed the Solus GT to be lightweight and aerodynamically efficient.
The engine is integrated into the chassis — a first for a McLaren production car. Common in race car construction, this reduces weight by eliminating the need for additional chassis structures or subframes behind the carbon-fiber monocoque.
The car features a motorsports-inspired intake above the cockpit that feeds cold air into the engine.
A fixed rear wing delivers more than 2,645 pounds of downforce, ensuring the vehicle stays planted as it hurtles at triple-digit speeds.
3D-printed titanium components for the halo cockpit protection structure and roll hoop further trim weight.
The wheels are shrouded in aerodynamic pods and located by suspension arms. A large front splitter feeds air into ground-effect tunnels before it exits the car via a full diffuser.
The Solus GT does not sport McLaren’s signature dihedral doors. Instead, the cockpit canopy slides forward through a shallow arc — fighter jet-style — to allow access to the single seat. Sadly, the Top Gun soundtrack is not included.