McLaren’s latest hypercar, the 778 bhp Senna will make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. While the McLaren Senna hypercar was revealed December last year, the company has announced more details of the latest supercar which pays homage to the legendary Formula 1 driver “Ayrton Senna.” With 789bhp of max power and 800Nm of peak torque, the McLaren Senna is the most powerful-ever internal combustion engine available in a street-legal road car and can cover 0-100kmph in just 2.8 seconds.
“The McLaren Senna is a car like no other: the personification of McLaren’s motorsport DNA, legalized for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit. Every element of this new Ultimate Series McLaren has an uncompromised performance focus, honed to ensure the purest possible connection between driver and machine and deliver the ultimate track driving experience in the way that only a McLaren can,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
The McLaren Senna hypercar is built on Monocage III carbon structure and can trace its lineage back to 1981 and the McLaren MP4/1, the first carbon Formula 1 racing car. While the body panel of the McLaren Senna gets carbon-fibre technology from Formula One, the Monocage III is the strongest carbon-fibre monocoque ever created by McLaren for a road car. With a total weight of 1198kg, the McLaren Senna is the lightest road car McLaren ever built.
Under the hood is a 4.0-litre flat-plane-crank version of their twin-turbocharged V8 engine and comes mated to a 7-Speed dual-clutch gearbox. The McLaren Senna can cover 0-200kmph in just 6.8 seconds and a standing quarter-mile in only 9.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 340kmph. The McLaren Senna is priced at £750,000 ( ₹ 6.66 crore) and the production is limited to just 500 units, which will be hand-assembled in a 300-hour process at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.