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2019 McLaren Senna

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  • McLaren Senna
  • Year:
    2019
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    789
  • Torque @ RPM:
    590
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    220 mph (Est.)
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The latest Ultimate Series is a track-ready tribute to Ayrton Senna

A successful race car builder from the 1960s to the 1980s, McLaren began making a name for itself as a road car manufacturer in the early 1990s with the F1. Launched with many benchmarks, including the first carbon-fiber construction, the F1 became one of the most iconic supercars ever made. It was so great that it took McLaren 15 years to gives us a predecessor, the P1, introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Four years have passed, and the McLaren Ultimate Series is entering a new era with a brand-new supercar. Codenamed the P15 and in the rumor mill for a couple of years now, the McLaren Senna was unveiled on December 9, 2017, as the company’s ultimate road-legal race car.

A unique design that brings together styling cues from the P1, 720S, and new aerodynamic features, the Senna bears the name of F1 driver Ayrton Senna, who drove McLaren Formula One cars for six years, from 1988 to 1993.

While the Senna’s aggressive design and aerodynamics aren’t surprising, the fact that it’s not a hybrid comes as a bit of shock. With its predecessor sporting an electric motor, the new Ultimate Series was expected to have a similar layout. The same goes for the interior, which has a standard left-hand-drive configuration, despite prototypes that have a mid-mounted driver’s seat, like the old F1. But this doesn’t make the Senna a less spectacular supercar. On the contrary!

Update 8/27/2018: The McLaren Senna may be something of a unicorn to most of the world but we finally managed to catch up with it in the metal at Monterey Car Week 2018. Check out our video and all-new images below.

 

Latest McLaren Senna news and reviews:

Video: How Fast Can the McLaren Senna Really Go?

Video: How Fast Can the McLaren Senna Really Go?

The numbers are impressive, but do they stack up to McLaren’s claims?
2019 McLaren Senna by Hennessey

2019 McLaren Senna by Hennessey

It may seem incredible, but the Senna’s V-8 generates even more power!
Check Out This Outrageously Detailed Full-Scale Lego McLaren Senna

Check Out This Outrageously Detailed Full-Scale Lego McLaren Senna

Almost a half million bricks and 5,000 hours went into building it!
2020 McLaren Senna GTR

2020 McLaren Senna GTR

The closest thing to a Formula One car!
The 2020 McLaren Senna GTR Has Extra Power and Downforce for a Track-Worthy Cause

The 2020 McLaren Senna GTR Has Extra Power and Downforce for a Track-Worthy Cause

More power and downforce for quicker lap times
Barrett-Jackson Just Auctioned Off a 2019 McLaren Seen (VIN 005) and it Sold for Crazy Money

Barrett-Jackson Just Auctioned Off a 2019 McLaren Seen (VIN 005) and it Sold for Crazy Money

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Can't Afford a McLaren Senna? Here's a cool Lego you can buy

Can’t Afford a McLaren Senna? Here’s a cool Lego you can buy

It comes with a wind tunnel too
Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock

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
LEGO's 2019 Speed Champions Lineup is Loaded With Pony Cars and Exotics

LEGO’s 2019 Speed Champions Lineup is Loaded With Pony Cars and Exotics

Too bad it’s arriving a month after Christmas
McLaren Teases a Lego Champions Senna in London Toy Store: Video

McLaren Teases a Lego Champions Senna in London Toy Store: Video

McLaren proves that you can build hype for anything
We Caught the McLaren Senna GTR Prototype, but It's Missing a Few Important Pieces

We Caught the McLaren Senna GTR Prototype, but It’s Missing a Few Important Pieces

Expect to see it in 2019
The Track-Bound McLaren Senna GTR Will Deliver a Pavement Torturing 2,205-Pounds of Downforce

The Track-Bound McLaren Senna GTR Will Deliver a Pavement Torturing 2,205-Pounds of Downforce

The production version is in the works and it would make Senna happy
43-Year-Old Crashes a McLaren Senna Just Hours After Delivery

43-Year-Old Crashes a McLaren Senna Just Hours After Delivery

It’s been said before, but money doesn’t buy talent
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McLaren Celebrates Launch of Forza Horizon 4 with Senna vs. Motocross Bikes Race

It’s not really a real race, but it still makes for a good watch
2019 McLaren Senna

2019 McLaren Senna

The latest Ultimate Series is a track-ready tribute to Ayrton Senna
The McLaren Senna, Chassis No. 001 Has Been Delivered; Will Call London Home

The McLaren Senna, Chassis No. 001 Has Been Delivered; Will Call London Home

It comes complete with a raft of customization options
The first McLaren Senna shipped to the U.S. Is drop dead gorgeous

The first McLaren Senna shipped to the U.S. Is drop dead gorgeous

Joins a collection that already includes three McLaren supercars
McLaren's Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion

McLaren’s Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion

There’s a reason why Ayrton Senna is considered as one of the greatest race drivers in history
Don't Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They're All Sold Out

Don’t Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They’re All Sold Out

All 75 units now have owners
2018 McLaren Senna GTR Concept

2018 McLaren Senna GTR Concept

The radical Senna is going racing in 2019!
The Geneva Motor Show Is Where The Fastest Of The Fast Strut Their Stuff

The Geneva Motor Show Is Where The Fastest Of The Fast Strut Their Stuff

Looking for Earth-shattering output and a price tag to match? Then head over to Switzerland
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McLaren Senna Goes Wild with GTR Concept in Geneva

Production model coming in 2019!
2018 McLaren Senna 'Carbon Theme'

2018 McLaren Senna ’Carbon Theme’

Bare carbon-fiber goodness
McLaren's Future Ultimate Series Cars Will Get Proper Names; Super and Sports Series Will Continue Numerical Legacy

McLaren’s Future Ultimate Series Cars Will Get Proper Names; Super and Sports Series Will Continue Numerical Legacy

It’s a long time in the making, but it’s still a welcome change
McLaren Senna to Race at Le Mans in a Couple of Years

McLaren Senna to Race at Le Mans in a Couple of Years

If the rules allow it, that is!
McLaren Senna Is Quicker than P1, Generates Incredible Downforce

McLaren Senna Is Quicker than P1, Generates Incredible Downforce

Top speed is lower though
McLaren Unleashes the Senna to Christen New Tech Center

McLaren Unleashes the Senna to Christen New Tech Center

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Video: Production Version of the New McLaren Senna Caught in the Wild!

Video: Production Version of the New McLaren Senna Caught in the Wild!

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Five Unexpected Facts about the McLaren Senna

Is the supercar market finally changing?
Putting The McLaren Senna's Power-To-Weight Ratio Into Perspective

Putting The McLaren Senna’s Power-To-Weight Ratio Into Perspective

Lining up the numbers, for science
A McLaren Senna Just Sold at Auction for $2.67-million

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

That’s nearly three-times the McLaren-set retail price
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Meet the 2019 McLaren Senna – Track-Going Evil With a Hunger For the Road

We’ll hand it to McLaren; it is extreme
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ICYMI: The Next McLaren Ultimate Series, Code Named P15, Will Debut This Saturday!

Check it out at 7pm eastern time!
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Two New McLarens on the Way; McLaren P15 Teased

The Ultimate Series is growing!!!
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McLaren Just Built a Three-Seat 720S to Preview its Successor to the P1

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