A true honor of a racing driver: The Mclaren Senna
Today I will be talking about the misunderstood and controversial Mclaren Senna!
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
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.
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
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
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!