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McLaren Senna to Debut March 6th at 88th Geneva International Motor Show

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“…a car like no other: the personification of McLaren’s motorsport DNA, legalised for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit.”Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive
The body design, rear wing and active aero front and rear of the McLaren Senna will generate more than 1,700 lbs of downforce at 250 km/h (155 mph). Its acceleration figures are staggering. The Senna will accelerate from 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in just 6.8 seconds and will rocket from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds. The Senna has a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

As a result of the Carbon fibre Monocage III chassis and carbon fibre body panels, the Senna is the lightest road car McLaren has built since the iconic F1 in the 1990’s. The Senna has a power-to-weight ratio of 658 hp per ton. Production will be limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in England in a 300-hour process. All 500 cars have already been spoken for.

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Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), three-time Formula 1 World Champion who drove for McLaren, is quoted as saying: “You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have; everything, absolutely everything.”

True to the legendary abilities of the racing driver whose name it bears, the Senna has been designed, engineered and developed to be the ultimate road-legal McLaren track car. With 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8, this is McLaren’s most powerful-ever internal combustion engine in a road car. The McLaren Senna delivers the purest possible connection between driver and car.

“The McLaren Senna is a car like no other: the personification of McLaren’s motorsport DNA, legalised for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “Every element of this new Ultimate Series McLaren has an uncompromised performance focus, honed to ensure the purest possible connection between driver and machine and deliver the ultimate track driving experience in the way that only a McLaren can.”

The McLaren Senna combines low vehicle weight, extreme power, aerodynamic excellence and a revolutionary, active suspension system to deliver the most responsive and engaging road car experience to date from the British luxury sportscar and supercar maker.

“The design language of the McLaren Senna is extremely aggressive and different from any previous McLaren – because no other road-legal McLaren has had to fulfil such an uncompromising brief,” explained Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive. ” When you see the car for the first time, you know instantly how single-minded and focused it is; to meet the performance targets we have had to go to an entirely different level from even the McLaren P1™.”

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“The McLaren Senna delivers real performance – accessible and attainable because of an intuitive connection, while at the same time rewarding, exciting and challenging to the very best drivers in the world,” said Andy Palmer, Vehicle Line Director, Ultimate Series, McLaren Automotive. “The sensory experience of driving the car is also vitally important: through what a driver feels, hears and sees, we want every moment behind the wheel of a McLaren Senna to deliver the emotional intensity of a convertible and the pure connection of a race car.”
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The McLaren Senna is priced at £750,000 including taxes in the UK, the equivalent of $1.3 million Canadian. The only Senna not sold to an individual buyer was auctioned in December 2017 at a private event for McLaren customers. The winning bid was £2 million or $3.5 million Canadian, with the proceeds going to the Ayrton Senna Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing education for nearly two million unprivileged children and youngsters in Brazil.

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