Monday, January 14, 2019

AUTOS: McLaren Coming to IMSA GT Daytona Class Soon...

The 2019 McLaren Senna Supercar is a Kaleidoscope 'O Sound 'N Fury. (Image source:
As will the new GT3 variant be an Evolution of the All-mighty Senna chassis?

Beginning the year as I always do, I began combing the myriad 'O entries for this year's fast approaching 24 Hours of Daytona, which signifies the beginning of racing season for Mwah.

Thus I was excited to run across the listing for the brand new Compass Racing's McLaren 720s GTD (Daytona) Class entry propelled by its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8 lump', Wonderin' how it would get on in its North American Debut.

Yet unfortunately, I jumped thou Gun; Err Green flag, as Compass Racing who Hails from North of thee Border, nee Oh KanaDuh eh! Won't be making it's Rolex 24 GTD Debut this January, which is an absolute Shame! As this is arguably IMSA's "super Bowl" signature event.

Instead, according to Racer's Marshall Pruett, Compass Racing will run the evocative McLaren 720s GT3 racecar in the seven race GTD Sprint cup championship beginning at Mid Ohio this May instead. As it's a secondary Championship skipping the Endurance rounds.

As this 720s GT3 racecar has been developed fully in-house by McLaren Automotive, for which I'm left wondering if any of its "DNA" comes from the much Ballyhooed McLaren Senna Street Car? Which is simply one Nasty Bad Arse Supercar!

Sugar Ray? What? Did you say gray Poupon? WHAT! You've got Coupons? Oh Blimey, roll up that Dime Slot window so I can H-E-A-R You! And Don't Spill the Crackers...