Car News 12 Dec 2017

McLaren Reveal Their Most Extreme Road Car to Date

From the manufacturer who brought the world the F1 and P1 comes their most extreme road car to date, the Senna. Designed to be the quickest track car possible, the Senna uses lightweight materials and the latest aerodynamic technologies to produce something road legal that resembles something you’d be more accustomed to seeing in an LMP series.

The Senna has been created out of a collaboration between McLaren Automotive, Brunno Senna (Ayrton’s nephew) and the Senna Foundation and features McLaren’s 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 found in the 720s, which has been dialled up to generate a colossal 798bhp and 590lb ft of torque. Power is delivered through a seven-speed double clutch gearbox and thanks to the lightweight body, the car only weighs 1198kg, meaning a power to weight ratio of 669bhp.

The look of the car is a direct result of the performance enhancing downforce design, which has seen the latest active-aerodynamics technology fed into this special vehicle. Featuring a low front splitter and large intakes, the Senna benefits from active flaps and winglets that directs air under or through the cars body or into the radiators to feed the cars immense powertrain. Further intakes along the flanks engulf air and force it into the engine bay and under the car into the rear double diffuser. The hydraulically controlled rear wing dominates the back of the car and features a 90-degree air brake which contributes to the cars drag reduction system (DRS). The Senna benefits from a full carbon fibre tub, as well as carbonfibre bodywork, apart from the glazed panels in the doors at knee height.

The Senna features a long list of bespoke, awe inspiring items which all add together to create a very special car, all in pursuit of making the most extreme road going McLaren ever built. All 500 have been sold to their new lucky owners, for a reported cost of £1.6 million plus taxes.




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