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Senna, with McLaren, continues to win after 25 years

Photo credit: McLaren

What a legend! The 500 examples of the McLaren Senna were all purchased before the official presentation at a price of 750,000 pounds and the last one, at the auction for the Senna Foundation, went for two million. The magical name of a driver capable of exalting fans for his courage and forthrightness, and one who left a bitter feeling of despair in those who saw him crash into the barriers at the Imola racetrack on 1st May 1994 is not the only gift of this car.

The carbon fiber body panels of the McLaren Senna, despite the immense structural rigidity necessary to support the aerodynamic forces they are subjected to at high speeds on a track, they are incredibly robust and light, weighing less than 60 kg

The all-carbon body which contributes to a claimed dry weight of just 1,198 kg, aerodynamic elements with precise Formula 1 origins such as the active aerodynamic appendages that can be raised or lowered according to the DRS principle in order to achieve maximum speed or greater braking power are all ingredients of a heady mix of emotions.

At the rear you can see the double-element diffuser that creates a low pressure area that “glues” the McLaren Senna to the ground and the titanium exhausts whose positioning cancels any aerodynamic disturbance towards the large double-element rear wing

Emotions enhanced by the see-through panel in the lower portion of the doors that allows the driver to see the track or road whizzing past, strengthening the feeling of speed. The engine is the 3994cc V8 which, combined with a dual clutch transmission, transmits 800cv and 800nm ​​of torque to the rear wheels for simply breath-taking performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 340 km/h.

The doors could be equipped with optional windows applied on the lower area, developed by the designers to increase the feeling of driving involvement