All-new McLaren Senna breaks cover: Here’s what makes this limited edition 789 hp hypercar special

McLaren Senna is a good example of function over form and hence, it may not come across as a regular sportscar to you.

By: | Updated: December 10, 2017 3:49 PM

The McLaren Senna has recently been unveiled as the British automaker's latest sportscar. The car gets this name as it pays homage to the renowned Formula 1 driver of the 80s and 90s. The new McLaren Senna shares its underpinnings with the existing 720S model. In order to maintain the exclusivity, the McLaren Senna has been made limited to 500 units only. This time around, the company has ditched its P15 alphanumeric nomenclature for the car and hence, it will be simply be called just Senna. Powering the McLaren Senna is a 4.0-litre, V8 twin turbocharged engine that is good for churning out a maximum power output of 789 hp along with a peak torque of 800 Nm. All this power is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission system. This results in an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 598 horsepower per ton. The McLaren Senna weighs just 1198 kgs that makes it one of the lightest cars in the segment.

The McLaren Senna is a good example of function over form and hence, has been designed keeping some specific things in mind. For instance, the inlets, wings and scoops of this car may seem that they have been positioned differently than a regular sportscar. The new McLaren Senna is offered with glass panels on the doors. The sharp headlights on this one look almost the same that come in the 720S. The cabin of the Senna comes in high-quality Alcantara leather and the doors are made of carbon fibre to carry out weight reduction. The steering wheel is free from any button and gets only the paddle shifter.

The McLaren Senna is technically a road legal machine and the company says that it is their first road car that comes with no compromises. The company further adds that the Senna is designed to deliver the most intense circuit experience by any road McLaren. Deliveries of the car will begin in the third quarter of 2018. If you want to park this car in your garage, you will have to spare 7,50,000 pounds.

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