• Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock

It’s selling for about $380,000 more than the original price tag

McLaren only built 500 Sennas and, as you’d expect, they’re all gone. As part of the company’s Ultimate Series of models, you had to be invited to buy one but, if none of the invitations found their way into your mailbox, now you’ve got a chance to buy one with delivery mileage onboard. The catch? You could have a 5,000+ square-foot house in Florida for the same kind of money.

Unveiled to the general public at last year’s Geneva Auto Show, the Senna is an extreme machine. It’s got to be, though, when you factor in its name, that of the late great Ayrton Senna, one of the best drivers to ever drive in the Formula 1 World Championship. It’s also very rare and the 500th example sold at auction for almost $3 million. Now, though, there’s one up for grabs for considerably less, and it’s just as pristine. If you’re a multi-millionaire, you could say this is a real bargain since prices will only go up for these things in the next few years.

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Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock
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The McLaren Senna, one of those road cars that looks like it could never legally escape from behind the gates of a racetrack, is an atrocious machine. It has a modified version of the 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine from the 720S that develops 789 horsepower and 589 pound-feet of torque in this guise. Lacking the hybrid system that pegs back the P1, the Senna tips the scales at just 2,641 pounds, almost 400 pounds less than the P1.

McLaren developed the Senna to be phenomenal on a race track, thus best honoring Senna’s name. However, it doesn’t mean it isn’t roadworthy, but you might have to raise the suspension a bit, something that’s most obviously been done to the pale example we see here that looks comprehensively jacked up.

The car, sold by Gibson Motorsport through James Edition, is painted in an MSO Defined Ceramic White and has a plethora of optional extras.

For instance, it comes with a sports exhaust with Dark Stealth heat shielding, carbon fiber sill panels, body painted inner fenders and black rocker panels. Inside, it has touring-size racing seats with 3-point seatbelts, Carbon Black Alcantara leather and the seller even lists the fact that the steering column is manually adjustable! Take a moment to let that "feature" sink in...

Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock
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The ad states that the car has covered only 14 miles and it is the 190th built out of 500. The price for this downforce monster riding on golden rims? A mere $1.32 million. The original MSRP for one of these, without extras, was $945,000. We know that is a lot of money, but it’s still cheaper than the P1 as that one would set you back anywhere between $1.5 million and $2.1 million.

Meanwhile, in the Senna realm, you could fetch a cheaper example than this one. Currently, on Classic Driver, there are four other Sennas for sale. Romans sells two of them, one of them having the price available only upon request. The other, though, costs $1.27 million and is painted in the MSO Defined tint of Nerello Red that, according to Romans, cost $11,971 alone. It also has delivery mileage.

Then there’s a blue example for sale through International Collectables that’s cheaper at just $1.08 million. That’s because this one, with its black and yellow touches, has amassed 498 miles in its life thus far but, otherwise, it comes with a virtually identical spec to the Ceramic White one.

Finally, for those that are looking to stand out, International Collectables also offers a black-and-orange model with 390 miles on the odometer.

The seller says that this paint combination is unique and cost over $12,600. The price is $1.21 million, still over $100,000 cheaper. It goes to show that even in this universe some sellers feel like they should ask an extra dollar, of tens of thousands without there being any justification behind that price tag.

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McLaren Powertrain Specifications

McLaren Senna McLaren 720S McLaren P1 McLaren P1 Hybrid
Engine 4.0-liter V-8 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 plus electric motor
Horsepower 789 HP 710 HP @ 7,500 RPM 727 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 590 LB-FT 568 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM 531 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM
Combined output 903 HP
Combined torque 1,100 LB-FT
Transmission Dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox
Weight 2,641 LBS 2,828 Lbs 3,075 Lbs 3,075 Lbs
0 to 60 mph TBA 2.8 seconds 2.8 seconds 2.8 seconds
Top Speed TBA 212 mph 217 mph 217 mph

Further reading

2019 McLaren Senna Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 McLaren Senna.

The Track-Bound McLaren Senna GTR Will Deliver a Pavement Torturing 2,205-Pounds of Downforce
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 McLaren Senna GTR.

2014 McLaren P1 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the McLaren P1.

Source: James Edition

Michael Fira
Michael Fira
Associate Editor and Motorsport Expert - fira@topspeed.com
Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read full bio
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