McLaren Senna with its doors open upwards

Why is the McLaren Senna Known as a Unique McLaren Model?

What Makes the McLaren Senna A Unique Car?

Known as the most track-focused road car ever built, the McLaren Senna is the epitome of racing performance, offering an intense driving experience. Named after one of the most unassailable racers of all time, Senna is equipped with an advanced aerodynamic design aimed to be the lightest vehicle ever built since the unique F1, to deliver uncompromised acceleration that can do wonders. At McLaren Chicago in Chicago, IL, we explore the specs and features of the ever-prominent McLaren Senna, making it the most incredible model to be released after the McLaren F1 and P1 in their Ultimate series. Continue reading for more information.


Adept with a 4L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 789 hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque available at just 3000 rpm, the vehicle has a well-advanced powertrain that features dry-sump lubrication and a flat-plane crankshaft with lightweight connecting rods and pistons to reduce the powertrain mass altogether. There is an ultra-efficient air pathway set atop the engine, which with low-inertia twin-scroll turbochargers and electronic wastegates deliver instant throttle response. 

McLaren Senna combines the suspension technology of the McLaren P1TM with their latest control theory to create a new hydraulic suspension called RaceActive Chassis Control ll. It features a race mode that reduces the ride height, lowering the center of gravity and increasing the vehicle’s aerodynamics for a powerful and smooth ride in the circuit.

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The design of the McLaren Senna is aggressive and utterly different from the earlier McLaren models. The dihedral doors create an intimate connection between the driver and the vehicle with unique door panels made of lightweight, toughened gorilla glass and offer fantastic visibility as light floods into the cabin through canopy-style glazed upper doors. The cockpit features a three-spoke steering wheel, free of buttons and switches and wholly focused on sensory feedback. The vehicle’s interior is entirely driver-focused, with weightless interior trims and the window and door release switches moved to a roof console at the vehicle’s center.

The pioneer active aero blades and rear wing harness the airflow, optimizing the vehicle’s balance and helping to widen the racing aesthetic as much as possible.

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McLaren Senna sideview
McLaren Senna on track

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