In less than a month, the Geneva Motor Show will open its doors, showcasing some of the world’s most exciting new cars, set to go on sale over the forthcoming year or so.
One of them will be the McLaren Senna, which is touted to be the brand’s most extreme model ever.
McLaren kept some key figures close to its chest when the hyper car was revealed in the run-up to Christmas but now, they’ve ‘fessed-up with some very juicy numbers, ahead of the car’s big reveal in Geneva.
Perhaps the most intriguing one is how much time it takes to get up to 62mph, and the answer to that is 2.8 seconds.
With 789bhp at its disposal and a power-to-weight ratio of 658bhp-per-tonne, the Senna can ramp up to 124mph in 6.8 seconds before topping out at 211mph. That’s all down to a four-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine – the most powerful McLaren road car internal combustion unit ever.
Its blistering pace is partly thanks to tweaks to the body design, rear wing and active aero front and rear, which generate 800kg of downforce at 155mph.
Meanwhile, a carbon fibre Monocage III chassis and carbon fibre body panels minimise the car’s weight and make it the lightest road car McLaren has built since the iconic F1, which tipped the scales at 1,198kg.
Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer at McLaren Automotive, said the Senna was a car like no other, designed to excel on the track yet remaining legal for road use.
“Every element of this new McLaren has an uncompromised performance focus, honed to ensure the purest possible connection between driver and machine and deliver the ultimate track driving experience in the way that only a McLaren can,” he commented.
It ain’t cheap though, commanding a price tag of £750,000. You could probably sell it on for five times the price in a couple of years though, because only 500 will ever be built.
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