An eye-catching McLaren Senna sold for $1,457,500 at Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Scottsdale, Arizona over the weekend.
The British hypercar sits atop of McLaren’s range (at least until the Speedtail hits production) and is a track-honed weapon. Bold aerodynamic components, including a huge rear wing, mean the Senna generates 40 per cent more downforce and 30 per cent more lateral grip than the P1, Woking’s previous hypercar.
McLaren is building just 500 examples, and as is so often the case with limited-run hypercars nowadays, all units quickly sold out after the vehicle’s premiere. The Senna sold by Barrett-Jackson is number 5 and one of approximately 120 bound for the United States. The most obvious difference between the U.S.-spec cars and those sold in Europe is the fitment of two tailpipes rather than three.
The paint is undeniably the most interesting aspect of this particular Senna. Dubbed Black Amethyst, the color is a deep shade of purple which glimmers under direct light and looks absolutely gorgeous. Like other Sennas, the paint is complemented by a plethora of matte and gloss carbon fiber components.
Pricing in the UK started at £750,000, and $837,000 in the U.S. However, by the time taxes were added and any options the owner may select were included, most examples sold for in excess of $1 million. Despite that hefty price tag, the original owner of this Senna managed to walk away with a more-than-healthy profit.