The McLaren Senna is a mid-engined track-focused hypercar that was named after the late Brazilian Formula One driver and three time World Champion, Ayrton Senna.
McLaren's main focus while designing the Senna was to achieve faster lap times. In order to do so, McLaren developed a lightweight design that incorporated aerodynamic elements.
The Senna is largely based on the McLaren 720S, using a modified version of its carbon fiber monocoque and engine. The Senna is powered by a modified version of the McLaren 720S' 3,994 cc (4.0 L; 243.7 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine codenamed the M840TR. It utilizes a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers all 800 PS (588 kW; 789 hp) at 7,250 rpm and 590 lb⋅ft (800 N⋅m) of torque at 5,500 rpm to the rear wheels. Unlike the previous offering in the Ultimate Series, the P1, the Senna does not use an electric motor in favour of its low claimed dry weight of 1,198 kg (2,641 lb), which allows for a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 667 PS (491 kW; 658 hp) per ton.
The car constitutes of aerodynamic elements, those being a large adjustable double-element rear wing (that is operated electronically and has various settings in order to provide optimum performance while also acting as an airbrake), double-element diffuser, Formula One-inspired roof scoop, front and side air intakes, rear air louvres, and large front fenders. Inside the panel beside the intakes is a small set of mini-canards. Areas of low pressure are accompanied using high-performance radiators that ensure improved engine cooling. The car uses dihedral doors, like the previous offerings in the Ultimate Series, and also has optional windows applied on the lower area of its doors.
The Senna uses a new generation of Brembo's carbon ceramic brakes, containing a compound that has three and a half times better thermal conductivity than before, making the brakes smaller and lighter. It also features a new set of lightweight center-lock alloy wheels designed for Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tyres. Its central design is a new generation of McLaren's carbon fibre monocoque named MonoCage III, which contributes to the car's relatively low dry weight. The car utilises a top mounted (hot-vee) inconel-titanium exhaust system with three outlet pipes in order for a more aggressive exhaust note and engine emissions. The interior consists largely of exposed carbon fibre and Alcantara, with seats that can be upholstered in Alcantara or leather, depending on the customer's preference. Behind the two seats is room large enough for two helmets and race suits, reflecting the car's minimalist and track focused design. The car utilises McLaren's hydraulic RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) suspension along with double-wishbone control arms.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
The McLaren Senna was added in the 2020 Lunar New Year Update as a high-end Class S car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1463
- Hidden MAX rank: ? (+?)
- PRO rank: 1860 (+?)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +56
- Stock to PRO rank difference: 397
- Nitro Efficiency: 5.5/11/15
The McLaren Senna, being a Festival car, has very poor performance in respect to its rank until it reaches the full-PRO upgrade level. At full-PRO with a Tuning Kit, the Senna features a very high maximum top speed of 315.5 mph (508.1 km/h), very fast acceleration, good handling, a very sharp drifting radius and good nitro efficiency.
The Senna is one of the best vehicles in the game, with only the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 being decisively superior to the Senna (due to its slightly faster acceleration and slightly better nitro efficiency). The Koenigsegg Jesko and 2018 McLaren X2, offering significantly different performance models from the Senna, are the two biggest rivals of the Senna apart from the Centenario. The Senna's main strength among its competitors is its good nitro efficiency. Other competitors of the Senna include the Ferrari FXX K, McLaren 600LT, Pagani Huayra BC, Aspark Owl, Koenigsegg Regera, McLaren MP4-31, Apollo Intensa Emozione, Zeus Twelve Sigma and Rimac C_Two.
The Senna is a middle-of-the-road option for multiplayer as it does not have any performance aspect that stands out from its rivals. The X2 has faster acceleration, the FXX K has better handling & drifting capabilities, the Centenario has a better perfect nitro duration and the Jesko has a higher top speed.
The McLaren Senna is obtained by reaching Tier 8 of its Festival. If viewed in the Tag Racing car selection menu, it will show a price of 18,000, however, the option to buy the car is unavailable.
Asphalt 9: Legends
The McLaren Senna was added in the Tune It Up Update as a Class S car with the following statistics:
- Stock rank: 2,855 ( 60)
- rank: 3,058
- rank: 3,297 ( 13)
- rank: 3,552 ( 16)
- rank: 3,812 ( 25)
- rank: 4,112 ( 38)
- rank: 4,406 ( 48)
The McLaren Senna excels on technical tracks with its tight handling, good acceleration, and nitro efficiency. However, it will struggle on speed-oriented tracks as it has a low top speed for Class S performance.
- Main article: McLaren Senna (Special Event)
The Mclaren Senna Special Event was launched on September 6, 2019 and lasted until October 4, 2019. Players are given 28 days to complete the event that spans 24 stages. The Special Event was the first to introduce condition requirements to access daily stages.
|Vehicles in Asphalt 9: Legends|
|Class D||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • BMW Z4 LCI E89 • Chevrolet Camaro LT • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC • Nissan 370Z NISMO • Volkswagen XL Sport Concept • DS E-TENSE • Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack • Porsche 718 Cayman S • Lotus Elise Sprint 220 • Ford Shelby GT350R • Porsche 911 Targa 4S • Ginetta G60 • Honda Civic Type-R (FK8) • Porsche Taycan Turbo S • TVR Griffith • Mazda Furai|
|Class C||Dodge Challenger SRT8 • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition • Lotus Evora Sport 410 • Mercedes-AMG GT S • BMW M4 GTS • Rezvani Beast X • Dodge Viper ACR • Ford Shelby GR-1 • Pininfarina H2 Speed • Artega Scalo Superelletra • Acura 2017 NSX • Maserati Alfieri • Vencer Sarthe • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray • Arrinera Hussarya 33 • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4|
|Class B||Porsche 911 GTS Coupé • Aston Martin DB11 • Jaguar F-Type SVR • Exotic Rides W70 • Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution • Ford GT • Lamborghini Asterion • Cadillac Cien Concept • Italdesign Zerouno • Ferrari 488 GTB • SCG 003S • Ferrari F12tdf • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport • Aston Martin Vantage GT12 • SIN R1 550 • Apollo N • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera • Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder • Porsche Carrera GT • Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) • Lotus Evija • McLaren F1 LM|
|Class A||Aston Martin Vulcan • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Ferrari J50 • Dodge Viper GTS • Ferrari LaFerrari • McLaren P1™ • Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe • Ferrari 812 Superfast • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 • VLF Force 1 V10 • Porsche 918 Spyder • Vanda Electrics Dendrobium • McLaren 570S Spider • Lamborghini Aventador J • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport • Pagani Huayra BC • Lamborghini SC18 • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta • Genty Akylone • Techrules AT96 Track Version|
|Class S||Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 • Ferrari FXX K • Icona Vulcano Titanium • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Lamborghini Veneno • Lamborghini Egoista • TRION NEMESIS • McLaren Senna • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio • W Motors Fenyr Supersport • Zenvo TS1 GT Anniversary • Pininfarina Battista • Koenigsegg Regera • Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 • Bugatti Chiron • BXR Bailey Blade GT1 • Koenigsegg Jesko • Rimac C Two|
|Event||Featured Vehicle||Other Featured Cars|
| Bugatti Chiron||Bugatti Chiron||Maserati Alfieri • McLaren 570S Spider|
| Koenigsegg Regera||Koenigsegg Regera||Apollo N • Vencer Sarthe|
| Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder||Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder||N/A|
| Lamborghini Terzo Millennio||Lamborghini Terzo Millennio||Lamborghini Aventador J|
| Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta||Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta||Porsche 911 Targa 4S • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren|
| McLaren Senna||McLaren Senna||Arrinera Hussarya • Aston Martin Vantage GT12|
| Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition||Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition||Artega Scalo Superelletra • Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2)|
| Pininfarina Battista||Pininfarina Battista||Aston Martin DBS Superleggera • Vanda Electrics Dendrobium|
| Lotus Evija||Lotus Evija||Honda Civic Type-R (FK8)|
| Porsche Carrera GT||Porsche Carrera GT||*Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport • Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution • *Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport|
| Lamborghini Veneno||Lamborghini Veneno||*Lamborghini SC18|
| Lamborghini Sián FKP 37||Lamborghini Sián FKP 37||*Lamborghini SC18 • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013|
| BXR Bailey Blade GT1||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Chevrolet Corvette Stingray|
|* - Released in seperate events|