New details emerged about McLaren Senna hypercar, ahead of its public debut on March 6, 2018 at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. The $958,966 vehicle has been designed, engineered and developed to be the ultimate road-legal McLaren track car. With 800PS (789bhp) and 800Nm (590b ft) from its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’ s most powerful-ever internal combustion engine in a road car – and the ability to generate a staggering 800kg of downforce, the 1,198kg McLaren Senna can cover 0–100km/h (62mph) in 2.8 seconds; 0-200km/h (124 mph) is achieved in just 6.8 seconds and a standing quarter-mile (402m) in only 9.9 seconds.
The McLaren Senna combines low vehicle weight, extreme power, aerodynamic excellence and a revolutionary, active suspension system to deliver the most responsive and engaging road car experience to date. Monocage III, the strongest carbon fibre monocoque ever created by McLaren for a road car is one of the reasons why the McLaren Senna is the lightest road car McLaren has built since the F1. Not only outside but also inside, carbon fibre is used extensively to reflect the functional nature of the car. The dashboard, doors and visible elements of the Monocage III are all in exposed carbon fibre. Alcantara covers the side airbags and the lack of further interior trim saves weight and reveals the construction of the dihedral doors.
The McLaren Senna features bespoke tyres developed in conjunction with McLaren technical partner, Pirelli. The Pirelli P ZERO Trofeo R tyres (245/35 ZR19 at the front and 315/30 ZR20 at the rear) are designed for dry race tracks but are also approved for road use. The braking system is the most advanced ever fitted to a McLaren road car as well.
Five ‘By McLaren’ specifications have been created by McLaren designers: Stealth Cosmos black, Trophy Kyanos blue, Trophy Mira orange, Vision Pure white and Vision Victory grey exterior paint is complemented in each specification by front aero blades, front fender inners, brake calipers, door gas struts and seat perforation in a contrasting colour. A further 18 exterior paint colors can be specified at no additional cost, with 16 more paint options available from the MSO Defined palette offered by McLaren Special Operations. The different By McLaren Designer interior alternatives are available. They are designed to complement the Jet Black leather or Carbon Black Alcantara and visual carbon fibre cockpit materials.
Just 500 cars will be built, each hand-assembled in a 300-hour process at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. All are assigned to buyers, the one remaining build allocation having been auctioned in December 2017 at a private event for McLaren customers.
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