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Barrett-Jackson adds 2019 McLaren Senna to Scottsdale docket

Barrett-Jackson adds 2019 McLaren Senna to Scottsdale docket

Very rare supercar will cross the block Saturday night

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A 2019 McLaren Senna has been added Wednesday to Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale docket, the auction company announced in a news release.

The supercar — named for late Formula 1 driver Aryton Senna — is serial chassis No. 005 out of just 500 made by the British supercar company. It is one of around 120 examples in the United States. All of the cars are owned, which makes the offering a de facto rare chance to buy one.

“I was thrilled when McLaren announced this special edition supercar in his honor,” Barrett-Jackson chairman Craig Jackson said in the release. “From its beautifully engineered aerodynamic body to its intense horsepower and record track times of any McLaren built before it, this Senna was designed for one purpose -– to take performance to a whole new level. I couldn’t be more proud to have this amazing car cross our block this week in Scottsdale.”

The Senna is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 capable of making 789 horsepower with 590 pound-feet of torque. The engine can take the car from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds -– and to 124 mph in 6.8 seconds.

The g-forces generated by that acceleration are similar to those created by a Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet, according to the news release.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch Seamless Shift gearbox.

Also part of the package are large carbon ceramic brakes, an active chassis-control suspension, and advanced aerodynamics.

McLaren originally priced the Senna at $837,000. How quickly it skyrockets above that on Saturday is anybody’s guess.

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  • Ryan Corman
    January 17, 2019, 7:23 PM

    But it’s not as cool as a ’30’s blower Bentley, and though scary as F, probably not as fun or usable for the "not track trained" owner.
    Sorta like a next-gen Ferrari F40; I got it, I spent a ton, but it’s so much better than I that I can’t really use it (check Rod Stewart’s F40- he could easily have afforded the training to use the damned thing as it was intended; instead, it was garage jewelry that was recently sold as almost unused). Enzo rotates in the grave.
    I do NOT understand the mentality that takes a machine ONLY designed for flogging the sh** out of at every opportunity, that turns such machines into unaffordable works of "art" that sit, passed from gloating hand to hand for ever more money, never to perform the only function for which they were intended.
    Were automobiles sentient as in "Cars", the despair and agony of stored away "investment" supercars would be a palpable force. The Maclaren Senna is a supurb device that rightly, should be blown up in a street race with a 911GT3R, on, say, Muholland Drive; or found in the woods a day later off the Nordschliffe, in the fog and rain, having outrun the local Baron’s LaFerrari and ditched a corner dodging a child herding sheep.
    Instead, the Saturn 5 of automobiles won’t go to the moon, it’ll sit under cover in climate controlled garages between auctions. #SAD, to quote our insane Trümpenfüerer.
    Let’s drive, ‘k?

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