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McLaren Senna: Full scale Lego model revealed

McLaren Automotive has unveiled a very special version of its Senna track monster, which has been made entirely out of Lego. The full-scale 1:1 model took nearly 5000 hours to assemble, according to the British supercar specialist, and comprises of 467,854 individual Lego components put together by a team of 42 men and women from the Lego build team...

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McLaren Senna GTR unveiled
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McLaren Senna GTR unveiled

The new McLarne Senna GTR is powered by the company's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which has been tuned to deliver 607kW of power and 800Nm of torque. A recalibrated control unit and the removal of the secondary catalyst are responsible for the 18kW increase over the road-going Senna...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63

My Winners Circle short list wasn’t so much about choosing the best vehicle of 2018, but selecting the vessel beneath the year’s most memorable motoring experience. And nothing came close to the cocktail of eye-popping wonder and bum-clenching fear that was my McLaren Senna drive at Estoril, Portugal, in June, before Winners Circle got traction...


Time Machine Tuesday: 11 December 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 11 December 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of December 11 in years past...


McLaren Senna GTR spied
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McLaren Senna GTR spied

Spy photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be a hotter version of the McLaren Senna, which could don the 'GTR' moniker. Not that the Senna really needed to get any crazier, it's believed this vehicle previews a more powerful and even more focused version of the 720S-based track monster, serving as the newest GTR-badged model after the iconic McLaren F1 GTR of the mid-1990s and the more recent P1 GTR...


McLaren Senna GTR: Downforce, suspension specifics revealed
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McLaren Senna GTR: Downforce, suspension specifics revealed

McLaren has revealed specifics about its upcoming Senna GTR track flagship, offering details about the car's suspension and monstrous aerodynamics package. The Senna GTR will draw on a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making 607kW and 800Nm, but the headline figure is the 1000kg of downforce it'll make thanks to a revised aerodynamics package...


McLaren Senna vs 720S - which is more fun?
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McLaren Senna vs 720S - which is more fun?

There are good days at the office, and then there are days where your only job is to thrash a pair of McLaren supercars around a scenic, coastal circuit. The team at Autocar has been putting the 720S head-to-head with its more expensive, track-focused sibling lately, but the comparison has been purely numbers-based...


Lamborghini mulling Senna rival - report
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Lamborghini mulling Senna rival - report

The boss of Lamborghini has hinted the Raging Bull is considering a bespoke flagship to duke it out with the McLaren Senna and Aston Martin Valkyrie, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, Stefano Domenicali said the firm is mulling an "extreme aero" limited-run model "in the vein of the Centenario and Veneno"...


McLaren details first Senna to be delivered in the US
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McLaren details first Senna to be delivered in the US

McLaren Automotive has revealed and detailed the first Senna to be delivered in North America, headlined by its eye-catching green exposed carbon-fibre exterior finish. Delivered to New Yorker, Michael Fux, this particular Senna is specified with various components and finishers from the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) catalogue...


2018 McLaren Senna review: Autodromo do Estoril track test
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2018 McLaren Senna review: Autodromo do Estoril track test

The McLaren Senna promises to be most outrageous, exotic and challenging race car barely fit for registration on Aussie roads. The $1.2million question is: does it live up to the name? Let alone the hype...


Bruno Senna tests the McLaren Senna - Video
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Bruno Senna tests the McLaren Senna - Video

McLaren made a bold decision with its latest track-only super-sports car. Rather than following its own convention and deriving a badge from the car's power output, it instead turned to one of the most famous racers in motorsport history – Ayrton Senna – for inspiration...


McLaren explains the legend behind the Senna name - video
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McLaren explains the legend behind the Senna name - video

The odd-looking Senna is the ultimate track McLaren at the moment, a form-over-function dedication to one of the greatest race drivers of all time. What did building a car wearing the Senna name mean to McLaren? The video above takes a look at just that...


McLaren Senna: Local demand outstrips supply
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McLaren Senna: Local demand outstrips supply

McLaren has confirmed the Senna is on its way to Australia, and says demand was strong enough for it to be knocking back prospective buyers. Speaking to CarAdvice ahead of the 2018 Australia Grand Prix in Melbourne, George Biggs, McLaren managing director for Asia Pacific, said demand has been "very, very strong" locally, on the back of a "hugely positive reaction" from the wider region...


McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’
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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’

McLaren’s head of design says he cherishes the controversy surrounding the Senna's styling, defending the function-over-form ethos driving the company's design. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Rob Melville, chief designer for McLaren, defended the Senna’s aggressive styling, arguing it’s a no-compromise car in search of 'ultimate road-legal track car' status...


McLaren Senna GTR Concept revealed
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McLaren Senna GTR Concept revealed

McLaren has removed the few concessions to road-going comfort in the 'regular' Senna, creating the utterly bonkers Senna GTR in the process. Just look at that diffuser! Just 75 examples of the production GTR will be built, and none of them will see time on the road. This is a track-only proposition, capable of making more than 1000kg of downforce...


McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO revealed
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McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO revealed

McLaren Special Operations has worked its magic on the Senna, creating the 'Carbon Theme' ahead of next week's Geneva motor show. According to MSO, the carbon finish you see here took almost 1000 hours to produce. It's made up of 67 parts, offset by Sonar Yellow detailing that, according to the company, took 250 hours to apply...


McLaren Senna will hit 340km/h, creates 800kg of downforce
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McLaren Senna will hit 340km/h, creates 800kg of downforce

McLaren has revealed more information about the Senna, ahead of the car's full public reveal in Geneva. Although we learned all about the 588kW/800Nm twin-turbo V8 engine when the car was announced in December, there were plenty of questions remaining. How much downforce does the car make? How fast will it go? The latest release from McLaren goes a long way to answering those questions...


CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift
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CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...


McLaren Senna revealed
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McLaren Senna revealed

Car makers, like rock bands, often try to return to earlier glories. And like many of the stars of yesteryear, they often fail to pull it off. The modern McLaren Automotive is a very different company from the tiny offshoot of the Formula 1 team that created the original McLaren F1 more than 20 years ago, but it still returns to the lodestone of its original road car when it needs inspiration for crazier projects...