FAST, FASTER, THE SENNA
We all know that McLaren is one of the world’s top addresses when it comes to supercars. With the Senna, which they call ‘the most track-focused road car they’ve ever built’, the Brits reach the next level of supercars. The Senna is named after the Brazilian Formula 1 legend who won all three of his titles with a McLaren, Ayrton Senna.
The vehicle’s design is based on the 720S chassis and all body parts are made of carbon to reduce the weight to a minimal 1198 kilograms. This allows the 800PS and 800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and to 200 km/h in 6.8 seconds.
The Senna is part of McLaren’s Ultimate Series and is limited to only 500 pieces worldwide (it is the successor of the P1). The company claims that the Senna is ‘legalized for road use, but not sanitized to suit it’; likely referring to the extreme racing look of the car and its aerodynamic elements. But let’s be honest, you don’t buy a supercar like the Senna for comfort or for long road trips with your family. It is a supercar focused on the connection between the car and driver experience. So, for us it’s totally okay that the Senna looks like an absolute power machine!
The base price of the Senna starts at EUR 922,250 but depending on the extras and configuration, the selling price of the supercar easily exceed the EUR 1 million mark. The MSO full carbon option alone costs EUR 350’000.
Fun fact here, the last slot of the limited production has been auctioned for a price of over EUR 2 million!
EUR 922’250 (starting price without configuration)
When to drive:
The Senna is definitely an attention grabber. Although this supercar is more of a racing car than a street car, the Senna would probably feel most comfortable on the German Autobahn (some parts have no speed restrictions) where you can push the 800PS and 800Nm engine to its limit.
What we love about the car:
We love the fact that the supercar is a homage to the Brazilian Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, who died at the Gran-Prix of San Marino in 1994. He won all of his three titles driving a McLaren.
Image: „McLaren Senna (2019) – Front Angle“, https://www.netcarshow.com/mclaren/2019-senna/1280×960/wallpaper_07.htm