Never has been a model so important, the expectations for the Senna since day one of the rumor mill has been high and from the looks of things it seems to deliver the goods, at a blistering pace indeed. The Senna might be the third most important McLaren, with the F1 and P1 preceding it, this is also the first McLaren to have a name – Senna – as a moniker instead of numbers and letters.
Named after the legend Ayrton Senna, it provides the most aggressive styling the British mark has offered to date. It looks like a mix between retro and modern styling, such as the massive upward rear wing, the wheel arches that are not quite full circle and the vague silhouette of the mighty F1 in its side profile. And then you have the modern aspect, those recessed deep front lights and the rear headlights that are on point but very Lamborghini-like, however, all that is put on the side when you notice that the door panels have been incorporated with glass, revealing more of the cabin, intrigue has definitely peaked. Inside and the interior is as if made from a solid sheet of carbon fiber, no doubt to shed those pesky kilos – it weighs just 1,198 kilograms – but has also made the interior look focused and ready for business. As for engine it is the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 used in the 720S, but has been ramped up to produce 789 hp and 590 Nm of torque. Performance figures have not been revealed yet, but it is safe to say that Ayrton Senna would be proud.