McLaren releases new details of Senna hypercar - along with fresh paint

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Have you been eagerly anticipating more of McLaren's Senna hypercar since its December reveal? Well, good news, as the firm has revealed more technical information along with a new colour scheme.

The British performance car manufacturer will publicly debut the Senna at this year's Geneva Motor Show and has revealed the machine can hit 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 211mph — thanks to its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 789bhp and 800Nm of torque.



Not only is it fast in the straights, but thanks to aerodynamic trickery, it sticks in the corners by generating 800kg of downforce at 155mph. That's more than two-thirds of the car's 1,198kg overall weight.

Alongside this new information, McLaren has showcased a new grey colour scheme for the Senna — having previously shown the vehicle in its trademark orange.

Named after three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna and priced at £750,000, the hypercar is limited to just 500 units worldwide — all of which have been sold. The car will debut publicly on March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show.

New facts and figures announced for McLaren Senna supercar

New facts and figures announced for McLaren Senna supercar


Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive, said: "The McLaren Senna is a car 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.

"Every element of this new Ultimate Series McLaren has an uncompromised performance focus, honed to ensure the purest possible connection between driver and machine and deliver the ultimate track driving experience in the way that only a McLaren can."