Ayrton Senna was at the top of the sport, winning three World Championships, during his five year run on McLaren’s F1 team. So if you’re wondering why McLaren Senna Supercar is named Senna, now you have your answer.
This limited edition supercar is limed to a run of only 500 units and it is street legal. But don’t let its street legal distinction fool you, McLaren built this car to be the fastest car possible.
Here is a little clarity from McLaren when it comes to the Senna’s performance:
The McLaren Senna has a single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the road. It deliberately compromises McLaren’s trademark breadth of supercar daily usability; instead it provides the purest connection between driver and car. The pioneering front and rear active aerodynamics generate unprecedented levels of downforce and work in harmony with the RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) hydraulic suspension and the ultra-rigid MonoCage III monocoque to deliver an incredibly intensive experience on a circuit.
Ultra-lightweight construction, with a carbon fibre chassis and carbon fibre body panels, ensure this is the lightest vehicle we have built since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4.0-litre twin- turbocharged V8 is our most powerful road car engine to date, producing 800PS (789bhp) and 800Nm (590lb ft). This combination creates a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 688PS-per-tonne. The McLaren Senna is a new track benchmark for McLaren.
With a price tag of $1,000,000 per car, you would think it might take a while for McLaren to sell these out. If you think that, you would be wrong, because the entire run as already been sold. A nice little $500,000,000 payday for McLaren.