• A McLaren Senna Just Sold at Auction for $2.67-million

    The name Senna is a tribute to legendary Brazilian F1 Driver Ayrton Senna
  • Powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 This twin-turbo beast delivers 789 HP and 590 LB-FT of Torque
  • With a dry weight of 2,641 pounds it's the lightest McLaren road car since the McLaren F1
  • It's also lighter than... The Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ, and the BMW 3 Series
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 658 HP per ton
  • It's body is composed off all carbon fiber
  • The Monocage III Chassis is an evolution of the chassis that underpins the McLaren 720S
  • The Monocage III is also lighter and stronger than that of the McLaren 720S
  • Deliberate Aerodynamics include a double diffuser and constantly active rear spoiler
  • - The RaceActive Chassis Control II system works with the aero system to keep the car level and steady in all driving conditions
  • Minimized, track-focused interior
  • Means fewer driver controls
  • Cargo space limited to enough room for nothing more than a pair of racing suits and helmets
  • Carbon ceramic brakes and ultralightweight alloy wheels Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R Tires
  • Only 500 examples being built
  • And all are already spoken for except one.....
  • Which just sold for a staggering.... $2.67 million
  • Proceeds from that model.... are being donated to the Ayrton Senna Institute
  • All other 499 examples were priced at £750,000 or just over $1 million
  • Virtually no competition on the market
  • Will Debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
  • The Next McLaren Model? Codenamed: BP23
  • Will feature that central driver layout... based on the McLaren F1

That’s nearly three-times the McLaren-set retail price

The McLaren Senna, AKA McLaren P15, is finally here and – big surprise here – all 500 examples were spoken for. Well, that’s true except for one, chassis No. 193, which was recently sold at auction for a staggering $2.67 million. Considering the McLaren-set price of £750,000 (just over $1 million USD,) that’s some serious intake from the auction. The good news is that all of that isn’t going back to McLaren or one of the “assigned” owners of the Senna. Instead, the proceeds are being sent off to the Ayrton Senna Foundation, a foundation named after Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna da Silva that supports children in poor and developing countries.

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Every McLaren Senna Sold Benefits the Ayrton Senna Foundation

A McLaren Senna Just Sold at Auction for $2.67-million Exterior
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-* The RaceActive Chassis Control II system
works with the aero system to keep the car level and steady in all driving conditions
McLaren Senna chassis No. 193 was recently sold at auction for a staggering $2.67 million.

The world doesn’t need another supercar and yet here we are shaking in our boots over another one from McLaren. While it has a staggering MSRP and all examples are officially spoken for, there’s still something really special about the Senna. It, of course, didn’t come with the central driver layout as rumored (McLaren is probably saving that for the BP23,) but every single one of the 500 models created will also benefit the Ayrton Senna Foundation. There’s no word as to how much each will benefit the charity, but with such a hefty price tag you can assume they’ll send off a good chunk of change. So, as one of the wildest road-going cars in the world, it’s also one of the most positive, and that, my friends, isn’t something anyone can argue with.

McLaren Senna Specifications to Date

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It’s also lighter than...
The Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ, and the BMW 3 Series
The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 delivers an astounding 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque while maintaining an ultralightweight composition thanks to lightweight internals and low inertia turbos with electronic wastegates

To date, very little is known about the McLaren Senna. It will be debuting in March at the Geneva Motor Show, so we’ll learn more at that time. Until then we have to settle for just a few facts. We know that the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 delivers an astounding 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque (800 PS and 800 NM) while maintaining an ultralightweight composition thanks to lightweight internals and low inertia turbos with electronic wastegates. Now, we know that less than 800 ponies doesn’t seem like a lot of power for a supercar, but you have to keep in mind that this thing weighs less than a Honda Civic and is damn near on par with a Mazda MX-5 Miata, at just 2,641 pounds (1,198 kg.) We’re talking about a power-to-weight ratio of 658 pounds per ton, which should compute to some pretty extreme zero-to-60 times and an outrageous top speed as well.

A McLaren Senna Just Sold at Auction for $2.67-million Exterior
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Virtually no competition on the market
Now, we know that less than 800 ponies doesn’t seem like a lot of power for a supercar, but you have to keep in mind that this thing weighs less than a Honda Civic

Truth be told, the Senna is 100-percent deliberate. McLaren set out to turn a track car into a road goer and even went so far as to cut down daily drivability. Hell, you can’t even store anything outside of a pair of racing helmets and racing suits in this bad boy, yet, it’s still road legal – for now anyway. McLaren achieved such a low weight by keeping all body panels composed of carbon fiber. It also uses an evolution of the underpinning structure of the McLaren 720S, aptly named Monocage III. Even the aerodynamics were meticulously designed for the utmost perfect flow of air. The double diffuser in the rear creates extreme vacuum to such the Senna to the road, and the rear spoiler is adjusted constantly based on a number of factors, including speed and g-forces, among others. It even raises to act as an air brake during heavy braking. There’s no telling how fast this baby actually is, but stay tuned – we’ll be sure that you know as soon as we know!

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