Published on April 24th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


McLaren Will Bring the Senna to China

McLaren Automotive, the British sportscar and supercar maker, is set to return to the Beijing Auto Show where the McLaren Senna will make its debut on Chinese soil and the brand will pull the covers off a unique limited run of 570GT cars.

McLaren’s split-level stand will feature five of the brands latest sportscars and supercars from each of the now well-established product family of Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series.

True to the legendary abilities of the racing driver whose name it bears, the McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed to be the ultimate road-legal McLaren track car. With 789bhp and 800Nm from its 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’ s most powerful-ever internal combustion engine in a road car – and the ability to generate a staggering 800kg of downforce, the 1,198kg McLaren Senna delivers the purest possible connection between driver and car.

Performance is breathtaking. The McLaren Senna can cover 0–100km/h in 2.8 seconds; 0-200km/h is achieved in just 6.8 seconds and a standing quarter-mile (402m) in only 9.9 seconds. Impressive though the straight-line acceleration and maximum speed of 340km/h are, the true depth of the performance credentials of the new Ultimate Series McLaren will be revealed when it calls on downforce of up to 800kg on a circuit, against the stop-watch.

McLaren will also unveil details of an exciting collaboration with a Chinese designer on a limited run of 570GT Sports Series cars that makes use of traditional Chinese craftsmanship. The limited run will be exclusively retailed in the country, incorporate traditional Chinese elements with a modern twist alongside hand-crafted panels from a traditional Chinese embroidery master.

McLaren Automotive has a growing presence in the Chinese market. With imports of the new 570S Spider and 720S expected to begin shortly, the company expects to double sales there this year and plans to add a retailer in Xiamen this year along with updated showrooms in both Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

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