News ID : 1851
Publish Date : 08 February 2018 - 14:30
McLaren Automotive has confirmed performance figures for its brutal new McLaren Senna road-legal track car.
Khodrocar - It’ll get from 0-62mph in 2.8sec, which is impressive enough, but more startling is its 0-124mph time of 6.8sec. To reach 186mph from standstill takes only 17.5sec. Top speed is 211mph.

McLaren Senna: the name
The most uncompromising road-legal release yet from the Woking-based car maker, the McLaren Senna is named after one of Formula One’s most legendary drivers. The smooth Brazilian drove for McLaren from 1988 to 1993, winning three championships before dying in a crash at Imola in 1994.

So how much has McLaren paid to license the Senna name? Nothing. Kind of... McLaren has a good relationship with the Senna family, including Ayrton’s nephew Bruno. There’s no direct payment to Senna’s heirs, but McLaren will make an undisclosed donation to the Senna Foundation charity for each of the 500 cars it sells - and all have already sold out.

The McLaren Senna replaces the P1 in some ways, but in other ways, it really doesn’t.

McLaren felt that the P1 was slightly compromised by its need to satisfy both road and track requirements, so it’s being replaced by two cars: the very track-biased Senna and a three-seat GT inspired by the legendary McLaren F1 and currently codenamed BP23.

We’ll see the 2+1 road-going hypercar later in 2018, and it’ll cost around £1.6m plus taxes.

The Senna will be capable of a quicker laptime around a track than a P1. McLaren’s Ultimate Series boss Andy Palmer assures us that although this car is road legal, that’s not what it was designed for.

Everything about the Senna was designed to help it tick off laps as quickly as possible. 

McLaren Senna: engine and performance
Unlike many forthcoming high performance cars, the McLaren Senna won’t have any form of electrical assistance. There’s no hybrid powertrain, just a derivative of McLaren’s 4.0 twin-turbo V8 massaged to produce 789bhp and 590lb ft (a nice round and symmetrical 800ps and 800Nm in new money). The engine is claimed to be as much as 2kg lighter, with a redesigned air intake, inlet manifold and camshafts.

McLaren Senna: the price
The Senna costs £750,000 plus local taxes, McLaren is building 500 of them, and they’re all sold.

Source: Car Magazine
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