McLaren has just revealed their most track-focused road machine ever- The Senna. Obviously named after legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna da Silva, who won the F1 championship with McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, the ‘Senna’ is a proper homage to a driver who is rightly considered as one of the best in the sport. Only 500 units of the car will be made and all of them have found their rich owners.
The Mclaren Senna looks undeniably unique and is a result of extensive wind-tunnel testing. The typical Mclaren design can be seen in certain areas but for the most part, the car is aerodynamically tweaked to perfections. It follows a dual-tone orange black colour scheme, with the front getting aero additions like large air inlets, front wings and hood scoop. Sides and rear are equally impressive and chiseled lines and air vents are provided. Other features include dual diffuser, underfloor scoops and large spoiler (with active elements)
Interior is functionality-oriented and looks really good. Features like sound and infotainment system, rear view camera and foldable driver’s display are provided. The weight is kept down by an almost-entirely carbon fiber cabin, including on its customer-tailored seats.
The Mclaren Senna employs the same 4.0-liter V8 as the 720S but is 85 kg lighter (187 lbs) and 79 hp more powerful than the latter. The official figures are 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet. Honoring a legend such as Aytton Senna require nothing but the best and McLaren is promising ‘Savage Performance’.
McLaren Senna price, release date
The Mclaren Senna will fall in to the manufacturer’s ‘Ultimate series’ of hypercars which already has the P1 and P1 GT. A spiritual successor to the iconic Mclaren F1, with working titles ‘BP23’ and ‘Ultimate GT’ will complete the list by 2020.
The Senna is priced at £750,000 or $1 million but as we said, all the production examples have been sold out.