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Meet McLaren’s Road-Legal Race Car: The Senna

(Credit: © McLaren)

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Meet McLaren’s Road-Legal Race Car: The Senna

McLaren continues to fill out its lineup of supercars with various tweaks to existing platforms and powertrains. The latest in the lineup is the new Senna, which is aptly named after famed Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna.

McLaren is calling the Senna a street-legal track car, and its specs definitely show why it carries this designation. The Senna sits atop an enhanced version of the 720S’ platform and boasts the strongest monocoque ever built for a road-legal vehicle. In addition to that, all its body panels are crafted from carbon fiber for enhanced rigidity and a super-low curb weight of just 1,198 kg (2,641 pounds).

McLaren Senna (Credit: © McLaren)

Under the Senna’s hood is the most powerful road-legal McLaren engine ever, a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine that injects 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. This power routes through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission before heading to the rear wheels and to the pavement.

As you can see in the images, the McLaren Senna is nothing short of insane in terms of its design. Its teardrop shape makes the most of airflow, while its massive rear wing and double diffuser on the rear announce its intentions. Also showing off the Senna’s performance intentions are its massive air intakes on the rear clamshell that delicately balance aerodynamics and cooling.

Inside, the Senna continues its racing focus with a relatively barebones cabin. In here, buyers will find just the basics, including a three-spoke steering wheel, an HD driver display, and Alcantara or leather upholstery.

McLaren Senna (Credit: © McLaren)

McLaren will limit the Senna’s production to just 500 units, and it will run £750,000 ($1,000,507) including taxes in the U.K. There is no information on U.S. availability or pricing yet.

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