It might seem foolish to start over, especially if you build high-performance cars. McLaren Cars made a comeback in 2011 with the launch of the 12C. Their first street car since 1998 was followed by the 650S and 570S, along with Spider (Convertible) versions of each.
The P1 was their hybrid hypercar meant to compete with the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918. As potent as it was, the P1 still shared chassis and aerodynamic influences with their other cars. In order to build a capable successor, engineers were forced to start over.
Without regard to price, they started at the ground and worked their way up. Usually, you can have downforce at the expense of drag, or features at the expense of weight. Using a 720S as a test mule, they were sent back to the drawing board to cut weight and make better use of the airflow around the car.
What resulted looked unlike anything before or since. Each 2019 McLaren Senna for sale is worthy of its name, as Ayrton Senna was their most prolific driver. Every component of the interior adds up to 132 lbs. Instead of normal carbon fiber seats, these hollow buckets are 7 lbs with provisions for a 6-point harness.
Rear fenders are 6.3 lbs, and 1mm thick. In Race mode, the hydraulic suspension instantly changes from smooth to focused, along with steering response and the electronic wastegates. If you have anxiety, this is not the car for you.
The car is capable of low drag to reach 208 mph, but if you want to push it hard into a corner, the active aerodynamics can aff 1,763 lbs of downforce at 155 mph. It makes use of more carbon fiber than the F1 or P1, and it results in a curb weight of 2,886 lbs.
This is easily accelerated by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. It sends 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With a power-to-weight ratio better than any other production car, it easily surpasses the P1 at the top of their lineup.
Each McLaren Senna for sale needs a minimum of 300 hours to build, and only 500 examples will leave the factory. Passing an opportunity to own one is like throwing cash into a woodchipper. The price only goes up from here, so click the link above to make the Senna a centerpiece of your collection.
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