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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

McLaren announces the Senna, its most extreme road car ever – in pictures

The Dh3.7-million motor is named after the late, great Formula One driver

British sports-car manufacturer McLaren has announced its most powerful petrol-engined road car ever, named after Formula One great Ayrton Senna.

The McLaren Senna is the latest in its Ultimate Series and becomes its lightest model since the iconic F1, the supercar that announced the brand to the world as a production-car maker when it was unveiled in 1992.

It is a development of the chassis from the 720S, with its ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre construction, and weighs just 1,198 kilograms; the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 789hp and 800Nm of torque.

Dubbing the Senna as its “most extreme” production car to date, McLaren describes it as “legalised for road, but not sanitised to suit it”

Brazilian great Ayrton Senna drove for the McLaren Formula One team from 1988 to 1993, before departing for Williams for the 1994 season, during which he tragically died in an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix.

The production run of the Senna will be limited to just 500 cars, with a price tag of £750,000 (Dh3.7 million).

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