A late addition to the docket wowed the crowd
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A 2019 McLaren Senna — one of just 500 in the world — was hammered sold for $1,325,000 at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday.
The rare supercar, which was named after late Formula 1 driver Aryton Senna and originally priced at $837,000, was a late addition to the docket. It is chassis No. 005 and one of 120 or so believed to be in the United States.
Barrett-Jackson said the final sale price for the car was $1,477,500, a figure that included the buyer fee.
All of the Sennas are owned, which made the Saturday sale 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 a news release earlier this week.
“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.”
It was clear the car wowed the crowd. Each bid resulted in a round of cheers, while the hammer drop was met with loud applause.
The Senna is a performance dream and has set the record for the fastest track time of any McLaren to date.
That speed is courtesy of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine capable of making 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch Seamless Shift gearbox. McLaren claims the vehicle can create acceleration forces similar to the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet.
The car only weighs 2,641 pounds dry due to the extensive amount of carbon fiber used by McLaren.
“With active aerodynamic surfaces (like the large rear wing) continuously trimming for optimum balance, the Senna represents the apex of McLaren performance, and is the lightest, fastest, and most engaging road-legal track car ever built by the legendary automaker,” the listing read.