The McLaren Senna Would Make A Stunning Speedster


The Ultimate Series hypercar has also been reimagined as an LMP1 racer.

The Senna is the most extreme road car McLaren has ever built as a tribute to the late Ayrton Senna, so it’s hard to imagine the road-legal track weapon looking any more spectacular. But that hasn’t stopped Russian render artist Aksyonov Nikita from trying. Only 500 examples of the Ultimate Series are being built, each packing a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 789 hp and 590 lb-ft in contrast to the P1’s hybrid setup. They’re all going to be coupes, but what if the Senna dropped its top?

Using his Photoshop skills, Nikita has digitally removed the fixed roof to create a retro-inspired McLaren Senna speedster, and the result is simply stunning. To make it look more convincing, the artist didn’t just remove the roof and call it a day. He also added a small windshield, roll bar and an exposed engine area harking back to speedsters from another era. Alas, it seems unlikely that this will ever become a reality, but Zagato and Aston Martin have proven that unusual coachbuilder projects are feasible if there’s enough demand as we saw recently with the Vanquish Zagato Speedster.

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As well as imagining a McLaren Senna speedster, the artist has also rendered the Ultimate Series hypercar as a Le Mans racecar prototype, complete with an airflow-enhancing tail fin complementing the ginormous rear wing. This add-on makes sense, since the McLaren Senna’s aggressive looks make it more suited to the track than the road. Finally, a third render published by the artist shows what the McLaren Senna would look like with off-road tracks, just to make it even more outlandish.

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