The McLaren Senna is a 789bhp track-focussed McLaren Ultimate Series

Joanna Estrada
December 10, 2017

But this isn't a auto to take the place of the P1, it's sole aim being to get round a track quicker than anything else.

The McLaren Senna is a track-focused road auto, which the British company says is "legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it".

Apart from a bit of a silly name and extreme form-follows-function aesthetics that we'd defy anyone to call pretty, the Senna - the second model in McLaren's top-tier Ultimate Series, reserved for its most potent of cars - is a serious bit of kit. This is the McLaren Senna, and it's here to crush every single track day.

So what is McLaren Senna all about?

The McLaren Senna is a auto like no other: the personification of McLaren's motorsport DNA, legalised for road use but designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit.

The McLaren Senna arrives as a new McLaren Ultimate Series auto, with 789bhp and weighing just 1198kg. "This is the first project that really connects with Ayrton's racing spirit and performance". In fact, this is what Senna's nephew had to say about this: "The McLaren Senna honors my uncle because it is so utterly dedicated to delivering a circuit experience that allows a driver to be the best they can be possibly be". In addition, Ayrton Senna actually worked for a period of five years with McLaren. All 500 examples of the vehicle have been sold, and a portion of the car's £750,000 price tag will be given to the Ayrton Senna Foundation, an NGO that funds educational projects for Brazilian children.

The press release adds: "With downforce and aerodynamic balance the guiding principles, this vehicle is the purest expression yet of the "form follows function" design philosophy embraced by McLaren".

McLaren is known for being one of the best vehicle manufacturers in the world and this is entirely true.

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