After so many rumours and speculation, McLaren is finally letting the cat go out of the bag right now. It’s just unavailable for sale at the moment, but still, McLaren has released all the details regarding the car right now. Though the performance will still not be as great as the McLaren P1, but still very much appreciative and commendable as well.
This is because the Senna will give a much better price to performance ratio, at just a lot more lower price. McLaren said that they will only be making 500 units of this car. This indeed a very much downside, for all the McLaren lovers out there who want to get a hands-on this unit. Also, it is being reported that all 500 of it are already sold.
So, without much wasting time, let’s jump on the real deal right away.
2019 McLaren Senna Engine And Specifications
The McLaren Senna will also be known as the P15 as well. It will sort of be the code name for the car. The Senna will feature a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. This engine is just the same as found on the McLaren 720S. But, in order to suit the requirements of this car only, the engine has been tweaked to get more performance out of it. It will have around 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. On paper. It looks a bit less than the McLaren P1, but in reality, the performance will be quite faster than the P1. This has only been achieved due to the low weight of the P15 and more downforce potential of the P15.
This car will be totally a rear wheel drive, with power coming from the back of the car. There will be a 7-speed automatic transmission, along with dual clutch mode as well. There is no such hybrid system this time around, and McLaren has removed it. This makes the car all the more worthy to drive around. It can also be possible that McLaren will use the same engine, inside of another car in the future.
The car will weigh over just 2600 pounds, making it one of the lightest supercars around the world. The car’s light weight combined with the running of various kinds of gears, different from most McLaren cars out there – makes this car a serious winner in the hands of a track racer. This car is just not justified to use on roads.
2019 McLaren Senna Features And Interior
The first thing that will strike you about the Senna is its unusual appearance. The design of the car is based on the McLaren 720S. The front has the exact same triangular motif as the other McLaren supercars, with the really slim headlights and fog-lamps. Still, the bumper features a much larger kind of splitter, and there are larger intakes in place while the car is definitely lower to the ground. From the sides of the car, it looks quite unusual. There are also glass inserts on the car doors as well, from which one can see the driver’s legs too.
There are also various kinds of huge intakes for air, that will help in cooling the engine down and even help in better aerodynamics as well. If we really start to talk about the interiors of the car, then it’s not quite special, to say the least. In order to keep the weight to a minimum, a lot of the features have been stripped off.
McLaren decided to remove the things that are not at all necessary. There is just a vertical infotainment system, with just a small LCD cluster and console buttons on the upper side. There is no such else included in the cabin of the car. And there is no way one could know if the car is set to performance mode.
2019 McLaren Senna Price and Release Date
The estimated starting cost of the Senna is said to be $1 million. This price could very well increase according to the customization you’ll make later. The release date of the Senna is set to somewhere around 2019.
McLaren really has a winner on their hands, to say the least. With this Senna or P15, McLaren is set to establish that structure of rivalry that it once did with the McLaren P1.
Therefore, it will definitely be a win-win situation for both the customers, who are lucky enough to be in that 500 shortlist. And also for McLaren too as well.