Scheduled to be preferred in March, at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren Senna is McLaren Automotive’s most aggressive road car yet. The new Ultimate Series boasts ultra-lightweight construction, with carbon fibre chassis and body panels, mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V8 McLaren engine, rear wheel drive, refined race-derived suspension that delivers an unparalleled blend of control and dynamic balance and electro-hydraulic steering.
The McLaren Senna, the lightest road-legal McLaren since the iconic F1 road car, bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honoring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalized for the road. He was renowned for his exceptional powers of concentration and single-minded focus on being the best on the track.
The hypercard’s teardrop-shaped body features components ‘clipped’ onto the cabin to deliver optimal aerodynamic performance. The McLaren Senna introduces a new generation of ground-breaking front and rear active aerodynamics, raising downforce and aero control to an unprecedented level to ensure the performance potential can be fully exploited. It features McLaren F1-inspired dihedral doors that hinge forwards and upwards, opening with a portion of the roof to expose noticeably low sills. The carbon fibre is used extensively in the cockpit. Dependent on customer preference, Alcantara or leather covers the seats, facia and side airbags, but the absence of any other interior trim both saves weight and reveals the construction of the doors. Driver controls have been deliberately kept to a minimum to reduce ‘cockpit clutter’ and the three-spoke steering wheel is free of buttons and switches, creating a pure focus on sensory feedback.
At the heart of the McLaren Senna is the most powerful road car internal combustion engine ever created by McLaren. The M840TR, the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, produces 800PS (789bhp) and torque of 800Nm (590 lb ft). The hypercar also features the most advanced braking system that uses carbon ceramic discs and motorsport technologies to deliver extreme performance. Tyre choice is equally focused, with bespoke Pirelli P Zero™ Trofeo R tyres developed in conjunction with McLaren technical partner, Pirelli.
The McLaren Senna will be hand-assembled in England at the McLaren Production Centre. Production will be limited to 500 vehicles, each costing from £750,000 (approximately $837,000) and all already allocated.
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