It’s hard to think the McLaren Senna could be any more exclusive than it already is, but then again the world has gone a bit crazy at the moment.
But all things aside, Mclaren has just added an even more exclusive variant of the Senna to its line up, which currently includes the 500 Standard Senna’s and the 75 Senna Gtrs (which start at $1.65 million and sold before the first one was even produced)
While McLaren has built and sold 500 Sennas to customers, there are additional prototype versions. Denoted an XP by the automaker, short for “Experimental Prototype,” these are the cars that were used for the development of the Senna.
McLaren Beverly Hills managed to secure three of these prototypes and has since commissioned the MSO personalization department to rebuild the cars for public sale.
These three extraordinary XP cars are set to be rarer, more individualized, and inspired by three of Ayrton Senna’s greatest racing achievements with McLaren Automotive.
Each of the rebuilt XPs are unique thanks to liveries that highlight the national flags of countries where Ayrton Senna, the Formula One legend from which the cars draw their name, made astonishing achievements.
Each body is designed with gloss carbon fibre and are carefully detailed in the flag colours from countries that have hosted the Grand Prix.
Master of Monaco honours Ayrton’s six victories between 1989 and 1993.
Lap of the Gods celebrates the 1993 season in the UK when Ayrton crossed the finish line a minute and a half before the driver in second place. This race was also considered the best opening-lap charge in F1 history.
The third model is called Home Victory, tributing Ayrton’s 1991 Brazil win. With only 6th gear left, Ayrton managed to win the Interlagos race and exclaims it to be “one where I gave everything I had.”
No change was made to the mechanicals, meaning peak output registers at 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque courtesy of a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-8. McLaren says 0-62 mph comes in 2.8 seconds, while 0 to 124 mph happens in just 6.8 seconds. Should an owner ever line a Senna up at the dragstrip, the supercar will dispatch the quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds. Top speed? A brisk 211 mph.
With over 780 hours put into the supercar’s composition, the interior also includes gloss carbon fibre sills along with matching airbrushed paint. More special features include custom brake callipers, a 12 o’clock steering mark, embroidered headrests, and many more unique additions. All three models have an MSRP of $1,435,328.
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