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2019 McLaren Senna vs 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Although not a direct successor to either model, the 2019 McLaren Senna is the third entry into the McLaren Ultimate Series, following in the metaphorical footsteps of the F1 and P1 supercars. The McLaren Senna is a limited-production mid-engined supercar named in honor of famed Brazilian Formula One race driver Ayrton Senna. We thought we’d see how the limited-run model stands up to one of its biggest limited-run competitors by pitting the vehicle against the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

2019 McLaren Senna


2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

800 hp Horsepower 770 hp
590 lb-ft. Torque 531 lb-ft.
208 mph Top Speed 217 mph
2.8 s 0-62 miles per hour 2.9 s


Advantages of the 2019 Senna

After glancing through the table up above, one thing becomes abundantly clear – these two supercars are incredibly similar to one another. The McLaren Senna is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine while the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is powered by a 6.5L V12 engine. Even still, the two engines’ outputs are each near or at 800 horsepower, though the Senna has a slight advantage in the form of 30 horses. It’s a similar story for torque, in which the Senna provides an extra 59 pound-feet.

Despite the McLaren model’s advantage in power, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ manages to hit a higher top speed, going 9 miles per hour faster than the Senna. However, although the Aventador SVJ might be the faster vehicle, it’s not the quicker model, as the Senna gets from 0 up to 62 miles per hour a tenth of a second faster than the SVJ.

If you have interest in the limited 2019 McLaren Senna yourself, be sure to reach out to us right here at McLaren Chicago, we’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have.