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A true honor of a racing driver: The Mclaren Senna

Today I will be talking about the misunderstood and controversial Mclaren Senna!

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Introduction

The Mclaren Senna was revealed in December of 2017. Yep almost three years already. Production began in 2018 and the car was highly desired by car collectors and the car was a true success like all ultra rare hyper-cars these days. Only 500 will ever be produced.

Car and Driver

Car and Driver

Engine and transmission

The Mclaren Senna uses the M840TR which is Mclaren's 4.0L twin-turbocharged, flat-plane crankshaft V-8 that produces 789 horsepower and 591 lb ft of torque. Mated to the the V-8 is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, making this car have quick and precise shifts. Like most modern cars the motor uses dual overhead camshafts and has 4-valves per cylinder. And believe it or not the turbochargers are made by Mitsubishi, however they are not related to any of the Lancer models.

Mclaren

Mclaren

Performance specs

When it comes to its 0-62 mph time the car can propel there in 2.8 seconds which is excellent for all the downforce the car has and the fact that it is rear wheel drive. It can accelerate from 0-124 mph in 6.8 seconds and 186 mph in 17.5 seconds which is nuts! The car uses powerful carbon-ceramic disc brakes that assist the car to stop at the speed of 62 mph in less than 100 ft which provides ultimate track performance and safety. The crazy part about the brakes is Mclaren spends seven months just to create each brake disc!

Car and Driver

Car and Driver

The design

The design of the Mclaren Senna was very controversial among car enthusiasts, but I will get to that point in a bit. The Mclaren Senna was built to honor the incredible racing driver Aryton Senna who had a tragic death while racing in Italy back in 1994. He had a total of six wins throughout is career for Mclaren and 41 total for his whole racing career. To honor him Mclaren named the hyper-car after him and built it to be track focused. From its massive active wing to its non-reachable engine this car is truly something else. With the Senna form follows function, in fact Mclaren claims that at 155 mph the car produces 1,763 pounds of downforce making this thing stick to the track like glue. Many people think that this cars designed was to track focused and over the top, but lets face it. That's what hyper-cars are all about. Being something out of this world. Unique. And over-engineered. Especially if you are paying a price tag of over $1 million before options.

This Is money

This Is money

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The Cessation

At the end of the day I personally think the Mclaren Senna is one of the most extravagant hyper-cars built to this day. In fact if I had the success and money to own one, I most definitely would. The Senna is truly out of this world and that's why I love it!

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Comments (11)

  • I’m starting to get to the point in my life where I feel like these new cars are still new and yet they were actually but into production long before that, for example, I feel like that the dodge demon was just but into production a month ago and yet it was actually made in 2018, almost 2 years ago.

    The point of what I’m saying is that time is starting to fly by so fast for me.

      16 days ago
  • it's probably one of the best McLarens ever

      14 days ago
  • I am clearly in the minority when I say that the Senna is an ugly duckling. My first thought upon its unveiling was that I couldn’t believe Senna had a hand in its design. I know how amazing it is from a technical standpoint and in that regard the car is unsurpassed.

    The F40 and the Senna are similar exercises in engineering in the sense that were both meant to be track focused examples of a manufacturer building a street legal race car employing state of the art, race driven technology.

    Viewed in that light, the F40 managed to be very good looking and still is, while the Senna is downright ugly.

    When you consider the engineering mantra of “form follows function” you can’t help wonder what was going on with the funky, glass door panels. They look very odd and they serve absolutely no function. To me the Senna looks cobbled together.

    Every exotic manufacturer has taken a swing at street legal race cars. Aston brought us the Valkyrie, Ferrari the La Ferrari, Porsche the GT2 & GT3, Koenigsegg the Agera RS and McLaren the Senna.

    Which one is the least good looking?

      16 days ago
  • How ppl criticise how superb this looks is beyond me

      16 days ago
  • SHMEE 150 WANTS TO KNOW YOUR LOCATION

      16 days ago
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