McLaren is a luxury sports car exotic that is known throughout the world for its speed and power. They make racecars and vehicles that are street legal that perhaps come right up to the line of safety when it comes to the racing speeds they offer. Have you ever wondered which McClaren model has the most horsepower?
The engineers have done a fine job of increasing the horsepower and performance of these vehicles over the past six decades. Here are the five top contenders in power and torque with many of them still available on the market today.
5. McLaren Senna GTR - Horsepower: 814
The McLaren Senna GTR is one of the five most powerful McLaren's ever made. This superfast car has a top speed of 208 mph. It can move from zero to sixty mph in 2.9 seconds with enough force to lay you back in your seat. It's equipped with a finely-tuned 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine that generates 814 horsepower along with 590 lb-ft of torque. This is the fifth most powerful supercar ever made by McLaren
4. McClaren Sabre - Horsepower: 824
The Sabre is a McLaren model that is built exclusively for customers in the United States. So far, only 15 of the customized vehicles are known to exist. Each model is bespoke with the build fully customized by its new owner. Those ordering the vehicle were also invited to be involved in the development process of their custom order.
This model is the product of McLaren's Special Operations division and its classified as a hypercar. Under the hood, the McLaren Sabre features a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that is known to be the most powerful non-hybrid engine that the brand has produced in its history.
The engine delivers 824 horsepower along with 590 lb-ft of torque with a claimed top speed of 218 mph. It's the fastest two-seater ever built by McLaren that is legal for street use. Aesthetically, the Sabre is similar to the McLaren Speedtail with some features of the Senna, but it's not the offspring of either. It's a new unique vehicle with swing-up doors and a large dorsal fin that joins a huge rear wing. The estimated price tag is at a minimum a cool $1 million, but McLaren has not confirmed the cost of the 15 special orders.
3. McLaren Novitec Senna - Horsepower: 889
The McLaren Senna is one of the most powerful supercars in the history of the brand. It's a million-dollar supercar that is available in a range of models which begins t the 789 hp range with 590 lb-ft of torque, but the Novitec Mclaren Senna takes it to the extreme.
The car is equipped with a V8 engine that is the result of a reworked twin-turbo 4.0-liter with a healthy infusion of innovation and top-notch engineering that surpasses the Senna GTR's 814 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. It's lightning-fast and can achieve a speed of 62 mph from a standstill in just 2.7 seconds, which is faster than the stock Senn by two-tenths of a second. McLaren keeps this model constrained to a top speed of 208 mph.
2. McLaren P1 GTR - Horsepower: 986
The McLaren P1 GTR is the second fastest and powerful car ever developed by the exotic British brand. It comes 20 years on the heels of the legendary F1 GTR and showcases the innovative evolution the engineering of this highly desired supercar maker embraces.
This is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in the history of McLaren. It's by far, the most powerful. made for use on Formula 1 tracks. The P1 GTR features increased power output from its original version with a weight of less than 1400 kg. Only 25 of these carbon fiber bodywork vehicles will ever be produced which makes them all the more exclusive as production vehicles.
This is one of McLaren's fastest production vehicles featuring a drag reduction system that has been borrowed from Formula 1. Other features include an extreme twin-pipe exhaust system that is crafted of titanium and Inconel, with a fixed race-prepped suspension system. It's a car made for those with high net wealth and with every purchase, drivers receive access to an exclusive training program to assist them in the safe operation and full acclimation to the possibilities and risks associated with driving one of the most powerful cars in the world today.
So far, McLaren has not disclosed the cost of the P1 GTR but we are assuming that it exceeds the $2 million pricing of the Speedtail.
1. McLaren Speedtail - Horsepower: 1,035
the McLaren Speedtail is the most powerful model ever built by McLaren. The supercar is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in a hybrid system. The engine generates a frightening yet exhilarating 1,035 horsepower with 848 lb-ft of torque. McLaren has kept the top speed of the Speedtail limited to 250 mph.
It's undisputedly the fastest car produced by McLaren as a production model. it leaves the P1 in the dust, which is no small feat. The Speedtail can move from a standstill to a terrifyingly fast 186 mph in a mere 12.8 seconds. It's engineered to send all the power to the rear wheels exclusively to give this car the get-up and go of the powerful thrust sent from the engine.
This is also McLaren's most aerodynamic achievement with its carbon fiber body and titanium exhaust system. It takes the lead as the most powerful production vehicle in McLaren history. The price of the Speedtail is in the neighborhood of $2 million.
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