I recently had the opportunity to see a Mclaren Senna in person and it is truly an astonishing Supercar. I took full advantage of the opportunity and took a multitude of pictures. This specific Senna is number 35 out of 500 and is currently for sale at McLaren of Denver.
McLaren Senna Specs
0–60 MPH: 3.1 seconds
Curb Weight: 3,030 lbs
Dry Weight: 2,641 lbs
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
Layout: Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Designer: Robert Melville
The Mclaren Senna #35
Senna number 35 out of 500 is painted in Diamond Black. The special feature actually includes crushed diamonds in the paint. It’s quite spectacular to behold in person. This specific model has black Alcantara and red stitching in the interior and has opted for the optional windows on the dihedral AKA butterfly doors.
The McLaren Ultimate Series
The Senna adds a new model to the McLaren Ultimate Series, which includes the Legendary F1 and P1. It was first shown to the world online in December 2017, before appearing at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Mclaren Senna is a beautiful vehicle, but it commands a steep price. The MSRP for the Senna is pricey $1,050,000 and the mid-engine supercar has a limited production run of only 500 units. Additionally, a low-mileage McLaren Senna sold at an auction in 2019 for $1,457,500 at Barrett-Jackson. So they are only going up in price.
Unfortunately, Famous Youtuber Salomondrin had his Mclaren Senna go up in flames, so technically there are only 499 Sennas now.
Out of the 500, only 120 are destined for the US. Furthermore, McLaren is producing 75 Senna GTRs, which is a hardcore track version of the car that bumps up the HP to 813.
The McLaren Senna Engine
The Senna is powered by the Mclaren M840TR Engine. The 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produces 789 HP at 7,250 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. All that power is delivered through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the back two tires.
Many new supercars feature electric motors, but not the Mclaren Senna. In an effort to reduce weight the Senna uses only the one main engine. As a result, the Senna achieves a power to weight ratio of 658 HP per ton (with the dry weight of 2,641 lbs).
A major goal in building the Senna was to achieve better lap times. McLaren focused on aerodynamics and keeping the car lightweight.
In an independent test by Autocar, the Senna accelerated from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds, and 0–100 MPH in 5.5 seconds.
The McLaren Senna has yet to post an official lap time on the Nurburgring. Youtuber, Shmee150 took the first Senna to the famous track in April 2019. Although a Senna “Prototype Vehicle” has been spotted at the Green Hell as well. This likely means McLaren is seeking a new record at the Nurburgring.
The McLaren P1 LM set an ultra-quick lap time in 2017 on the Nordschleife course of the Nurburgring. It recorded a lap time of 6:43.2.
To put that in perspective, The P1 LM’s lap time is 2 seconds quicker than the electric NIO EP9 and almost 14 seconds quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
All 500 Units will be hand-built in Woking, Surrey, England at the McLaren Production Center.
Who is Ayrton Senna?
The car is named after Ayrton Senna, the famous Brazilian racing driver. Ayrton claimed 3 Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship titles and 35 Formula 1 Grand Prix race wins with the McLaren’s F1 team.
In an unfortunate accident, Ayrton Senna passed away during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix racing for Williams.
There are several movies and documentaries on Senna’s life and racing career. He is widely regarded as one of the best F1 drivers of all time.
The McLaren Senna is a beautiful tribute to the racing legend.
Photos of this Senna were taken at Supercar Saturday hosted at and by McLaren of Denver. They have a beautiful showroom and an impressive inventory. The event happens every 3rd Saturday of the Month at McLaren of Denver. All types of cars and trucks are invited to join the show. A $10 minimum donation to show your ride benefits a local charity. You can find more details on the Facebook event page.
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My name is Will and I love fast cars! I have written several other articles on Motor Speed News about supercars, but I mostly like to write about my built 2002 WRX wagon.
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