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The final McLaren Senna raised £2m for Ayrton’s charity

Not sure about the looks? You can’t argue with the sentiment

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McLaren will build 500 examples of its track-focused Senna hypercar, of which 499 are apparently already spoken for. The final car was reserved for a private auction where it’s raised £2m for charity. 

When a ‘standard’ Senna is priced at £750,000, paying almost three times that might seem a tad over-the-top, but for a cause like this, it’s worth every penny. The sale of the new McLaren Ultimate Series model raised £2 million for the Ayrton Senna Institute, which supports underprivileged children and youngsters in Brazil. Ayrton’s sister Vivianne and her son and McLaren ambassador Bruno Senna were present to see the gavel fall.

That ought to give the new owner a warm, fuzzy feeling inside for a brief moment, before their blood runs cold at the prospect of taming a 789bhp bi-turbo V8 pushing along a sub-1,200kg hypercar with the most extreme aero of any product yet from Woking. It’s a senior bit of kit, the Senna. But this one’s done a lot of good for some unfortunate people, for which we salute you, McLaren.

Want more details on McLaren’s son-of-P1? Click here to check out Top Gear’s video walkaround, and read the full debrief on the wildest McLaren ever built, here.

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