Whether or not you like the way it looks, or whether or not you’re into outrageously expensive supercars at all, automotive enthusiasts can appreciate the 2019 McLaren Senna as an impressive feat of engineering. Borrowing from the 720S’ core structure and powertrain and the P1’s suspension and braking system, McLaren combined key elements of two great cars to create the Senna. The new model will make its public debut on March 6 at the Geneva auto show, but until then, here’s a look at the 2019 McLaren Senna by the numbers.
300 – That’s the number of hours it takes to hand-assemble each of the hypercars at the McLaren Production Center in Woking, Surrey, England.
789/590 – The Senna produces 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque from its mid-mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. This is 78 more hp and 22 more lb-ft of torque than the engine in the 720S. To maximize performance, McLaren put in a new air intake and carbon-fiber plenum, special lightweight cams and pistons, two high-flow fuel pumps, and new sensors allowing higher combustion pressures and temperatures.
211 – The McLaren Senna can hit a top speed of 211 mph, matching the 720S.
2.7 – According to McLaren, the Senna should be able to hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. But considering we’ve tested the 720S hitting that mark in 2.5 seconds, it’s very likely the Senna is even quicker than this estimate.
2,641 – This is how many pounds the lightest version of the Senna weighs without fluids.
1,764 – This is how many pounds of downforce the Senna can generate at 155 mph. With the help of active aero blades, the hypercar can maintain this level of downforce all the way through 211 mph. With these numbers, the Senna creates the highest downforce of any road car McLaren has ever built.
40 – Need a comparison? The Senna delivers 40 percent more downforce than the P1.
Less than 133 – In pounds, this is the total weight of the carbon fiber body panels on the Senna.
500 – McLaren is limiting production of the Senna to 500 units. And if you were looking to get your hands on this supercar that costs roughly $1 million, you will be disappointed. All units have already been sold.
Source: Motor Trend