McLaren Senna gains 100bhp with Novitec tuning package

McLaren Senna gains 100bhp with Novitec tuning package

German tuning specialist Novitec, known for upgrading a number of the world’s most powerful production supercars, has unveiled an 889bhp upgrade package for the McLaren Senna.

The hypercar gains an additional 100bhp over the quality Senna courtesy of the ‘N-Tronic’ modifications, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 743bhp per tonne – roughly like that of the Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar and significantly quite the track-only Senna GTR. Torque has been boosted also , up from 590lb ft to 655lb ft.

The 0-62mph sprint can now be dispatched in 2.7sec – 0.1sec quicker than the quality car – but top speed is unchanged at 208mph.

The increased potency of the Senna’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 comes courtesy of a remapped ECU that tweaks injection and ignition sequences, and a bespoke exhaust made up of Inconel – an ultralight alloy utilized in Formula 1 car components.

The exhaust is claimed to permit the engine to “breathe more freely” while allowing optimised temperature within the engine bay because of its enhanced insulation over the quality unit. It exits from under the rear spoiler – as within the standard car – and may be specified with either a refined steel or matt black finish.

Elsewhere, the Senna’s styling is essentially untouched, but the addition of a group of bespoke centre-lock alloy wheels developed in partnership with US firm Vossen. The rear wheels, at 21in in diameter, are 1in larger than the fronts, which Novitec says puts “even more emphasis on the wedge of the car”.

The wheels are available during a total of 72 different colours, and are wrapped during a set of Pirelli P Zero performance tyres.

Each item within the N-Tronic set are often purchased individually, with Senna owners invited to specify whether or not they would really like the complete power upgrad
e or simply the Novitec exhaust , for instance . Prices have yet to be announced, but are often expected to be significantly above a typical Senna.

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