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McLaren release (more) details of their outrageous Senna hypercar

2018-02-08 11:35

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Inspired by the mythical Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna was designed to be the ultimate road-legal track car.

England - Eagerly awaited technical information and new images of the McLaren Senna were released ahead of the car’s public debut on Tuesday March 6, at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.

Most-powerful road car engine

True to the legendary abilities of the racing driver whose name it bears, the McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed to be the ultimate road-legal McLaren track car.

With 588kW and 800Nm 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 delivers the purest possible connection between driver and car.

The McLaren Senna can cover 0–100km/h in 2.8 seconds; 0-200km/h is achieved in just 6.8 seconds and a standing quarter-mile in only 9.9 seconds. Top speed is 340km/h. 

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McLaren's motorsport DNA

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive officer, McLaren Automotive said:  “The McLaren Senna is a car like no other: the personification of McLaren’s motorsport DNA, legalised for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit.

"Every element of this new Ultimate Series McLaren has an uncompromised performance focus, honed to ensure the purest possible connection between driver and machine and deliver the ultimate track driving experience in the way that only a McLaren can.”

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The automaker says that 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 from the British luxury sportscar and supercar maker.

The McLaren Senna is priced at £750,000 including taxes (UK). Just 500 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. The winning bid was £2 million, with the proceeds going to the Ayrton Senna Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing education for nearly two million unprivileged children and youngsters in Brazil.

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