The McLaren Senna seems to exclaim, ‘Catch me if you can.’ This is the view most will have of a Senna in the wild. Innovative suspension delivers peerless performance. The McLaren Senna combines all of McLaren’s knowledge to create the next generation of world-beating suspension: RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II). The cutting-edge suspension system has been designed to both generate and manage incredible aerodynamic loads, and create uncompromising track performance. RCC II allows the McLaren Senna to be driven on the road in relative comfort; however, select Race mode and the McLaren Senna can deliver a truly incredible lap time, with levels of downforce never seen before on a road car, and roll stiffness that is comparable to a GT3-specification race car. Quite simply, it is a ‘no compromise’ set-up.
Unprecedented active aerodynamics. The McLaren Senna produces up to 800kg of downforce – 200kg more than the McLaren P1™ – and active front aero blades and an active rear wing are key to unlocking such aerodynamic performance. The innovative active aero harnesses the airflow, optimises vehicle balance and keeps the aerodynamic window as broad as possible. This opens up the potential of the McLaren Senna and lets the driver push closer and closer to limits that push higher and higher with an increase in speed. The driver’s confidence grows, allowing them to brake later, carry more speed into corners and apply the throttle earlier.
The pioneering active front aero blades and the active rear wing harness the airflow, optimise the vehicle balance and keep the aerodynamic window as broad as possible. These elements are key in the driver accessing – and exploiting – the absolute performance of the McLaren Senna. The extensive use of carbon fibre ensures the McLaren Senna is the lightest road car we have built since the iconic F1.
With revolutionary suspension technology developed from the McLaren P1™, we have created a vehicle that generates race car-beating levels of downforce, and a chassis that communicates so vividly with the driver that they can truly exploit the performance potential. Source: McLaren
I spent my Sunday morning visualizing, interpreting and photographing the new McLaren Senna hypercar. I hope you enjoy my vision.
The McLaren Senna is a limited-production mid-engine sports car manufactured by McLaren Automotive, designed by Robert Melville. The car is the newest addition in the McLaren Ultimate Series, joining the F1 and the P1. Carbon fibre aerodynamic pieces constitute the car, with 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). The car uses dihedral doors, like the previous offerings in the Ultimate Series. Every car will be hand-built at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England with a production run of just 500 units, all of which are already sold. The McLaren Senna is listed at the price of £750,000 (US$837,000). Source: Wikipedia
The Porsche 64, also known as the Type 64 and Type 60K10, is considered by many to be the first automobile from what was to become the Porsche company, and a true design precursor to the post-war production model. The model number comes from the fact that it was built mainly from design drawings for the Type-64 "record car". Most mechanical parts came from the 38 prototype series. The chassis was heavily reinforced and the engine also reworked to produce around 40 horse power. The Type-64 was only a drawing until the three racers were built. Dr. Porsche promoted the idea to enter the car into the 1939 Berlin-Rome race as a public relations ploy. Three cars were made in hand shaped aluminium by the bodywork company Reutter. Source: Wikipedia #leica#noctilux095#leicam240#bokeh#automobileart#leicalifestyle#messsucher#rennsportreunion#rennsportreunionvi#porsche70years#porschemoment#porschetype64
I love California. I was standing on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, a couple of hours after the Tour d’Elegance concluded, when one of 224 manufactured rolls by on a flatbed... Lamborghini 400 GT is the name given to two grand tourers produced by Italian manufacturer Lamborghini.
The first 400 GT, commonly referred to as simply the 400 GT or 400 GT Interim, was essentially the older 350 GT featuring an enlarged, 3,929 cc V12 engine, with a power output of 320 bhp (239 kW). Twenty-three of these cars were built, with three featuring aluminium bodywork.
The second 400 GT, commonly known as the 400 GT 2+2, had a different roofline, and minor sheetmetal changes compared to the 350 GT and first 400 GT. It was first presented at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show. The larger body shape enabled the +2 seating to be installed in the rear, where the 350 GT only had room for luggage or +1 seating. The bodywork was designed by Carrozzeria Touring. The 400 GT 2+2 also had a Lamborghini designed gearbox, with Porsche style synchromesh on all gears, which greatly improved the drivetrain. When leaving the factory the 400 GT originally fitted Pirelli Cinturato 205VR15 tyres (CN72). A total of 23 units of the 400 GT Interim and 224 units of the 400 GT 2+2 were built from 1966 to 1968, when it was replaced with the Islero. Source: Wikipedia #leicam240#leica#summilux35mm#summilux#leicaglow#lamborghini#lamborghini400gt#automobileart#leicalifestyle#carmelbythesea#pebblebeachconcours#tourdelegance