Black McLaren Senna - Tail




Inspired by McLaren’s greatest driver and F1 icon Ayrton Senna: A limited edition track car, that could legally be used on the road and set the fastest lap times. Every last detail of the McLaren Senna was dedicated to releasing the driver’s absolute best.

Announced in late 2017, the limited production hand-built cars were already sold out as soon as it was unveiled.

Innovative active aerodynamics were developed to generate extreme levels of downforce. The Senna was also the lightest vehicle built since the legendary F1. With our most powerful road car engine at the time. The resulting power-to-weight-ratio was staggering: 668PS per tonne. In a ferociously responsive car that even surpassed the ground breaking P1™ GTR for pure engagement. Here was another new benchmark. For the lucky few.

Blue McLaren Senna - Performance

The McLaren Senna has a single-minded purpose. In the pursuit of the most rewarding and intuitive driving experience, pioneering active aerodynamics generate unprecedented levels of downforce. It is also the lightest vehicle we have built since the iconic F1, with our most powerful road car engine to date. This combination creates a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne (659bhp). It is the most direct and responsive McLaren ever built, surpassing even the McLaren P1™ GTR, to create the purest connection with the driver. The McLaren Senna is a new track benchmark for McLaren. Our fastest track-focused road hypercar.

Blue McLaren Senna - Design

The McLaren Senna was the ultimate expression of the McLaren ‘form follows function’ design mantra. The detailed work that went into every aerodynamic element and to experience it all working together, is truly incredible. The Senna generates and maintains its aerodynamic performance to ensure the driver always has the confidence to explore the limits that such extreme downforce unlocks.

Blue McLaren Senna - Aerodynamics

The McLaren Senna was designed and built as a race car – to perform on the track first and foremost. The active aerodynamics are still at the apex of innovation. The superb visibility achieved through the unique glazed doors provides total driver confidence. Relentless, fearless engineering effort led to the reassessment and re-evaluation of every component – no matter how small – to maximise performance. Carbon fibre was used for the monocoque, the body and anywhere which demanded lightness, rigidity and ultimate strength. The result was, at the time of its production, the lightest track-focussed vehicle McLaren Automotive had ever built.

Blue McLaren Senna Tail - Specification

800PS and 800Nm of torque from a 4.0 litre Twin-Turbocharged V8. The most powerful ICE engine built by McLaren at the time. 800kg of downforce made possible by cutting edge aerodynamics. The lightest McLaren since the iconic F1 – with a dry weight of under 1200kg. A power-to-weight-ratio of 668PS-per-tonne ensured the fastest lap times of any McLaren. 0-124mph (200km/h) in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 208mph (335km/h). Race-inspired ultra-powerful carbon ceramic brakes. It all adds up to savage performance.

McLaren Senna - Ayrton Senna
The Legend

When Ayrton Senna arrived at McLaren in 1988, he was an outstanding young driver – but not yet the complete champion and icon he would become during his time with the team. Aged 28, he was starting his fifth season in F1 with six wins under his belt. At McLaren, he would convert all that promise and potential into three World Drivers’ Championships.

McLaren Senna - The Ayrton Senna Institution
The Ayrton Senna Institute

Envisioned by Ayrton Senna before his untimely death, the charitable work of the Instituto Ayrton Senna (IAS) is a remarkable legacy for one of McLaren’s greatest racing drivers. Established in 1994 by his sister Viviane, six months after his fatal crash at the San Marino GP, the non-profit organisation now benefits up to 1.6 million children and young people in Brazil. On the racetrack he was one of the greatest drivers of all time, but his off-track achievements are arguably even greater. Thanks to the provision of comprehensive education, the IAS prepares the youth of Brazil to live in the 21st century and build a better future. McLaren is immensely proud to support the IAS, 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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