Car of the Month – November, 2023

2019 McLaren Senna

November Car of the Month

2019 McLaren Senna

Engine – 4.0 liter twin turbo V8
Transmission – 7-speed dual clutch Automatic
Horsepower – 789 hp @ 7,250 rpm, with 590 ft-lbs of torque @ 5,900 rpm
Curb weight – 2,897 lbs
0-60 time – 2.7 seconds
1/4 mile time – 9.9 seconds
Top speed – 211 mph
Number built – 500
MSRP price – $960,000.00

Named after legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, this extremely track-focused hypercar is McLaren’s most calculated masterpiece. Its unmistakable appearance is dominated by numerous air intakes and aerodynamic additions that create incredible downforce. This 2019 McLaren Senna is one of 500 examples produced to commemorate Ayrton Senna’s success with the McLaren Formula 1 team from 1988 to 1993, during which Senna placed first in 35 races and won three Drivers’ Championship titles.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle. Other performance equipment includes active aerodynamics, carbon-ceramic brakes, staggered-size center-locking wheels, a RaceActive Chassis Control II hydraulic suspension, adjustable driving modes, and driver aids.

The Senna utilizes a carbon-fiber monocoque platform for a minimum U.S.-spec curb weight of 2,897 pounds with fluids and fuel. The car is capable of generating 1,764 pounds of downforce at 155 mph, and active aerodynamic bodywork helps maintain that level of downforce through to the car’s manufacturer-claimed top speed of 211 mph.

The McLaren Senna is truly the personification of Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.