The McLaren Senna is the personification of McLaren's DNA at its most extreme, creating the purest connection between car and driver. It is the most track-focused road car we have ever built, and it will set the fastest lap times of any McLaren to date. That is what has driven us to build a track car that is unashamedly without compromise. One that is legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it. Nothing else matters but to deliver the most intense driving experience around a circuit.
Inspired by one of McLaren's greatest racing drivers, the McLaren Senna is utterly dedicated to allowing the driver to be the best they can possibly be.
The McLaren Senna has a single-minded purpose. In the pursuit of the most rewarding and intuitive driving experience, pioneering active aerodynamics generate unprecedented levels of downforce. It is also the lightest vehicle we have built since the iconic F1, with our most powerful road car engine to date. This combination creates a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne (659bhp). It is the most direct and responsive McLaren ever built, surpassing even the McLaren P1? GTR, to create the purest connection with the driver. The McLaren Senna is a new track benchmark for McLaren.
The McLaren Senna is the ultimate distillation of the company's 'form follows function' design mantra. To observe the detailed work that has gone into every aerodynamic element of the McLaren Senna is mesmerising. To experience it all working in unison is truly incredible. The resulting 800kg of downforce in Race mode at significantly less than maximum speed (155mph or 250km/h) is phenomenal, and the McLaren Senna creates, maintains and controls its aerodynamic performance to ensure the driver has the confidence to explore the limits such downforce unlocks.
We think of the McLaren Senna as a race car - we have designed and built it to perform on the track first and foremost. The active aerodynamics are pioneering, and the unprecedented visibility achieved through the unique glazed doors gives the driver total confidence. Exhaustive, fearless engineering has led us to revaluate and reassess every component, no matter how small or insignificant, to maximise performance. We have used carbon fibre for the monocoque, the body and everywhere we need lightness, rigidity and strength - it is the reason the McLaren Senna is the lightest road vehicle McLaren Automotive has ever built.
800PS and 800Nm from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, the most powerful internal combustion engine McLaren has ever built. 800kg of downforce made possible by pioneering active aerodynamics. The lightest McLaren since the iconic F1 with dry weight of under 1200kg. A power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne (659bhp) that ensures it will set the fastest lap times of any McLaren road car to date. 0-124mph (0-200km/h) in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 211mph (340km/h). Next-generation carbon ceramic brakes that utilise racing technology. Discover the savage performance of the McLaren Senna.
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Body design, rear wind and active aero front and rear are key to generating 800kg of downforce at 250hm/h (155mph)
Acceleration from 0-200km/h (124mph) in 6.8 seconds; 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.8 seconds; maximum speed of 340km/h (211mph)
Caron fiber Monocage III chassis and carbon fiber body panels integral to the McLaren Senna being the lightest road car McLaren has built since the iconic F1 at 1,198kg, giving a power-to-weight ratio of 668PS (659bhp) per ton )
Production limited to 500 untis, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England in a 300-hour process - and all already allocated
"You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have; everything, absolutely everything."
- Ayrton Senna, three times Formula 1 World Champion in a McLaren