McLaren has unveiled its latest masterpiece for its Ultimate Series called Senna. It’s a track-focused road car that will come with a lightweight carbon fiber body and the brand’s most powerful engine to date.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this supercar pays homage to Formula 1 (F1) legend and McLaren driver of the ‘80s and ‘90s Ayrton Senna. He was crowned World Driver’s Champion (WDC) 3 times and held the most number of pole positions in an F1 career with 65 until it was surpassed by a guy named Michael Schumacher.
As for the car itself, the Senna takes on a tear drop shape similar to the 720S. It also has several intakes, scoops, diffusers, and yes, that massive rear wing gives it an aggressive look and helps it stay glued to the ground. Apart from that, it has gull-wing doors with glass cut panels adding even more style points.
The Woking-based carmaker boasts that its body panels and Monocage III chassis are made from carbon fiber, which effectively reduces its weight to just 1,198 kg. The Senna is claimed to have the strongest chassis ever built by McLaren for a road-legal vehicle.
This track monster is powered by a mid-mounted 4.0L twin turbocharged V8 engine that can squeeze 789 hp and 800 Nm of torque. This gives this supercar a mind-blowing power-to-weight ratio 659 hp per ton, offering impressive performance on the circuit. Although, as of this writing, McLaren has yet to release its official data to show how fast it can really go.
The McLaren Senna will be available in the UK for £750,000 (around P50.6-million). It will have a limited production of just 500 units which, unfortunately, all have been bought.