New McLaren Senna has been revealed in pictures ahead of Geneva Motor Show launch
McLaren has revealed the eagerly awaited Senna super car in pictures ahead of its public debut.
It is set to make its world debut on March 6th at the Geneva Motor show 2018.
Ahead of then the car’s launch its technical specifications have been divulged, revealing the car’s blistering pace.
Powering the new Senna is a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine which produces 789bhp and 800Nm of torque – making it McLaren’ s most powerful-ever internal combustion engine in a road car.
It can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds and from 0-124,ph in just 6.8 seconds.
What’s more it can complete a quarter-mile drag in under ten seconds (9.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 211mph.
“The McLaren Senna is a car like no other: the personification of McLaren’s motorsport DNA, legalised for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
“Every element of this new Ultimate Series 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.”
McLaren says the Senna combines low vehicle weight, extreme power, aerodynamic excellence and a revolutionary, active suspension system, which leads to “the most responsive and engaging road car experience to date” from the car maker.
Prices for the supercar stater a £750,000 and just 500 versions of the car will be made.
Each will be hand-assembled in a process that takes 300-hours per vehicle at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.
It has an aggressive and striking design, centred around creating optimum aerodynamic performance.
McLaren says that the car still follows the brand design mantra of “form follows function.”
It looks based on the new 720S but significantly more dramatic and sporty with he additions of a new splitter, giant air intakes at there front and sever bonnet scoops.
“The design language of the McLaren Senna is extremely aggressive and different from any previous McLaren – because no other road-legal McLaren has had to fulfil such an uncompromising brief,” explained Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive.
”When you see the car for the first time, you know instantly how single-minded and focused it is; to meet the performance targets we have had to go to an entirely different level from even the McLaren P1.”
Its body is made from a carbon fibre technology used in Formula 1 called the Monocage III carbon structure.
It is the strongest carbon fibre monocoque ever created by McLaren for a road car and the lightest at just 1,198kg.
The supercar will cost from £750,000 to buy
Before stepping inside the car is the dihedral doors hinge forward and upwards and are made from glass and carbon fibre, making a large portion of the doors see-through.
The cockpit features an extensive use of carbon fibre and the seats, fails and side airbags can all be specified in Alcantara or leather.
Driver controls have been kept to a minimum to reduce clutter inside the cockpit and the steering wheel now contains no physical buttons, which has been done to keep focus on driving.
The driver display can be toggled into various modes changing its size, and what information is conveyed.
In Sport or Race driving mode it can be turned into a slim strip display which just give crucial information to the driver at the time but increase visibility significantly.
The car’s styling has been engineered for aerodynamic efficiency
At the centre of the dashboard is a touchscreen infotainment display which measures eight-inches in size.
A Bowers & Wilkins seven speaker audio system has also been designed specially for the car and has been made ultra-lightweight at just 7.32kg.
Bruno Senna, racing driver, nephew of Ayrton Senna and McLaren ambassador said: “The McLaren Senna honours my uncle because it is so utterly focused upon the driver, and their absolute connection with the vehicle.
“This engagement, these sensory cues that the driver responds to and relies upon, the whole immersive experience, has been at the heart of the development from the very start.”
For more information about the limited edition car then visit McLaren’s website here.