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Bask in the Ludicrousness of the McLaren Solus GT

One quick look at the body is all you need to realize that it's not exactly road legal.

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McLaren on Friday unveiled the Solus GT during the annual Monterey Car Week festivities.

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This limited-edition, track-only machine pulls more than a fair bit of its inspiration from a digital car -- specifically, the McLaren Vision Gran Turismo concept.

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Only 25 of these wild rides will be built, and as you might expect, they're all spoken for. But hey, maybe your neighbor bought one.

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The Solus GT wields a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, chosen because of its benefits to packaging and performance.

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It puts out more than 829 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, and this 10-pot will rev all the way to a delightful 10,000 RPM.

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McLaren's V10 is actually a stressed member engine, which means it's basically bolted right to the chassis, and it's considered an active structural component.

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Its road cars usually have impact structures made of aluminum, but not here -- it's all carbon fiber, as is the body.

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The Solus GT's massive canopy actually slides open with the help of a mechanical lever and some springs.

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The whole thing is pretty wild.

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Keep scrolling to check out even more pictures of the McLaren Solus GT.

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