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    • Officially introducing the hardcore, limited edition (already sold out) and track-focused McLaren Senna

      If you were one of those people wondering when McLaren would release a track-focused version of the 720S, well, here it is. McLaren is not shying away from saying this is the top track car in their history and that means it should have no trouble dispatching even the vaunted P1.


      Only 500 of these Senna models will be built and if you were supposed to get one McLaren already contacted you. For the rest of us people with the bank accounts of mere mortals we will simply have to watch what the Senna does from afar.


      What are the big changes? Well, the styling clearly shows you downforce is the emphasis. The wing is not for show. McLaren also revised the suspension, brakes, and wheels. Oh, and how about 800 horsepower?

      Quote Originally Posted by McLaren
      The McLaren Senna has a single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the road. It deliberately compromises McLaren’s trademark breadth of supercar daily usability; instead it provides the purest connection between driver and car. The pioneering front and rear active aerodynamics generate unprecedented levels of downforce and work in harmony with the RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) hydraulic suspension and the ultra-rigid MonoCage III monocoque to deliver an incredibly intensive experience on a circuit.

      Ultra-lightweight construction, with a carbon fibre chassis and carbon fibre body panels, ensure this is the lightest vehicle we have built since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4.0-litre twin- turbocharged V8 is our most powerful road car engine to date, producing 800PS (789bhp) and 800Nm (590lb ft). This combination creates a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 688PS-per-tonne. The McLaren Senna is a new track benchmark for McLaren.
      It is also lighter with McLaren claiming it is the lightest car they produced since the F1. Considering the standard F1 weighs 2500 pounds it is doubtful McLaren got the Senna that light. A good bet though is that it is under 3000 pounds.


      Let's assume that is the case. Less than 3000 pounds with 800 underrated horses and aerodynamics that will have it sticking to the ground means the GT2 RS might as well count the days until its record Nurburgring laptime is topped.

      Nothing is going to touch this car on the track. No production car will even be close. McLaren is simply increasing the gap between them and everyone else and nobody is going to catch them.

      Enjoy it while it lasts. This may be the peak for the internal combustion sports car.


      Quote Originally Posted by McLaren
      The indomitable spirit of Ayrton Senna has always been alive at McLaren and the car that bears his name will further amplify his link to the McLaren brand, and his global legacy. The right to use the Senna name is part of an official collaboration between McLaren Automotive and the Senna family, in which a significant contribution will be donated to the Instituto Ayrton Senna (IAS), a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing good-quality education for more than 1.6 million unprivileged children and youngsters in Brazil. The IAS is presided over by Viviane Senna, sister of Ayrton and mother of racing driver and McLaren ambassador Bruno Senna.

      Envisioned by Ayrton Senna before his untimely death, the charitable work of the IAS is a remarkable legacy for the McLaren legend. On the racetrack, Ayrton Senna was one of the greatest drivers of all time, but thanks to the IAS, his off-track achievements are arguably even greater. McLaren is immensely proud to support the Instituto Ayrton Senna, and to honour Ayrton Senna’s legacy at the highest level of motorsport with our most track-focused road car ever.

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      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        All these new cars are so bad ass! I just read an article about this i. In R&T and they said - 2641 #’s dry.

        The Senna’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 789 bhp, compared to the P1’s combined petrol-electric total of 903bhp, but the Senna weighs 2641 pounds dry, or 434 less than the P1.




      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        In R&T and they said - 2641 #’s dry.
        So we're looking at roughly 28XX pounds. Fantastic.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        800hp and weighs the same as a FRS/BRZ/GT86. That is awesome.