The McLaren Senna is one of the most bad-a** supercars on the market today. Not only is it extremely powerful but its handling capabilities are almost unmatched (You can read about its limited-edition brother the track-only Senna GTR in this post). Of course, for some that is just not enough, which is where cars like the Novitec McLaren Senna come in. The folks from the German tuning house have applied their touch of madness to this already powerful and quick car.
Even more power
The McLaren Senna is named after legendary F1 world champion Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian driver won all three of his titles driving for the British-based team. The Senna’s 4,0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 588 kW and 800 N.m straight from the factory. As with most of Novitec’s creations, power in the Novitec McLaren Senna has been pumped up to 663 kW at 7 100 r/min along with peak torque of 888 N.m. Novitec says its tuned Senna can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 2,7 seconds and reaches 200 km/h after just 6,5. The top speed is quoted as 335 km/h.
This is the most extreme state of tune offered by the company for the Senna but if you’re going to mod your limited-edition (only 500 were made) supercar, why not go all the way. The performance increase is mostly down to a Novitec plug-and-play N-Tronic piggyback module. The unit introduces new mapping for injection and ignition as well as modified electronic boost pressure control to the standard car’s ECU. If you are so inclined you can opt for the lightweight Inconel exhaust system that ends in two 95 mm top-exit tailpipes.
McLaren has spent countless hours honing the aerodynamics of the Senna and, thankfully, Novitec left the car’s bodywork well alone. But the company was not going to leave the appearance completely untouched. They partnered with American alloy wheel manufacturer Vossen to develop a set of centre-lock wheels called MC3. The rims are available in a multitude of colours and also with a choice of brushed or polished surfaces. The wheels measure 9Jx20-inch on the front axle and 12Jx21-inch at the rear. These massive alloys are shod with Pirelli P-Zero high-performance rubber measuring 255/30 and 325/25, respectively.