The most extreme track-focused hypercar, legalized for the road. This is how McLaren describes its latest Ultimate Series model, the Senna. Quite fitting as it is named after one of, if not the greatest drivers in Formula 1, Ayrton Senna.
So what’s so extreme about it, you ask? The engine, for one, packs a mean punch. Taking its cue from the 720S, the Senna gets the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 but with 789hp and 800Nm of torque. Not only is it some 79 horses and 30Nm more potent that the already powerful 720S, but the British luxury hypercar maker says that it is the most potent mill it has produced thus far.
While McLaren is still mum about performance figures, it did reveal that the car is the lightest one it has ever churned out, at 1,198kg dry weight. It even packed goodies like RaceActive Chassis Control, among others, to dial up the fun factor. And yes, even Ayrton’s nephew, Bruno Senna, approves as he was part of the car’s development process.