McLaren recently introduced its new lightweight hypercar the McLaren Senna. Named after legendary F1 racer Ayrton Senna, the new model is said to be successor to the McLaren P1.
The red body is made from a lightweight bespoke carbon fiber with a dry weight of 2,641 lbs. The vehicle hosts a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, similar to that of the 720s, and delivers an impressive 789HP and 590 ft-lb of torque. The Senna features signature McLaren engine technology, such as dry-sump lubrication, twin-scroll turbochargers and a flat-plane crankshaft.
The outer body features an F1-style roof scoop combined with fully adjustable suspension hydraulics. The interior of the driver-focused cockpit incorporates an electro-hydraulic steering rack, elongated carbon-fiber paddle shifters and a foldable dash display.
The center console houses the relocated door-release buttons and window switches, the infotainment touchscreen and the driving mode selector with its Comfort, Sport and Track powertrain settings. There’s also a Race mode – which lowers ride height and tightens the suspension — that can be unleashed via a roof-mounted button above the console.
Hand-built and with only 500 in production, the McLaren Senna is said to cost £750,000 (approx. $1,004,662) and will make its debut March 2018 at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.
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- Source: New Atlas
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