The basic logic dictates that the McNaren Senna of 588kW, 800Nm – a hypercar in any definition – would be enough face distortion performance for the average person.
It was revealed and then released last year with New Zealand among countries receiving the machine exclusively focused on tracks. Up to three landed in our small country, probably more to come.
And those with the undisciplined desire for power even more soon will be able to get it with the help of Hennessey Performance.
Regular Directed readers will be more than familiar with the Hennessey brand. More recently, we covered the US "VelociRaptor" package for the Ford Ranger, while we also took a deep dip in one of the two 808-horsepower Ford Mustangs from Heritage Edition to land here last year.
It's also worth nothing that the Texas-based tuning company already offers power pulses for the McLaren 720S and 600LT. Kingpin John Hennessey has a particular skin in the game, as a fan of McLaren and owner of the 600LT.
For Senna, two Hennessey upgrades are scheduled; an HPE900 kit that will produce approximately 900 hp (671 kW) and an HPE1000 kit that will produce approximately 1000 hp (745 kW) of McLaren's 4.0-liter V8.
The labels & # 39; approximately & # 39; are present because Hennessey Performance has not confirmed that these are the parameters they are seeking. However, since the naming convention & # 39; HPE & # 39; has always pointed to the amount of horses under the hood, it is highly likely that the HPE1000 package targets a four-digit power output. The company is in the midst of testing its configuration, with more data on the way.
The theoretical 157kW power drop – equivalent to adding a Hyundai Tuscon output to the top of the Senna standard – is achieved through new turbochargers, a high-flow valve and air filters, stainless steel exhaust turboheads, new intercooler and a Motec ECU. It is said that Hennessey modified the dual-clutch seven-speed transmission from Senna.
These changes will be present regardless of whether buyers opt for the HPE900 or HPE1000 model – the latter gets a more aggressive setup ready for use. For their problems, owners will also receive a serialized badge, decals and a three-year warranty of 57,936 km (36,000 miles).
For what it's worth, a Senna action speeds up to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 340 km / h. We look forward to seeing how the Hennessey HPE1000 package shaves and raises those numbers, and whether Senna's incredible aerodynamics can take advantage of the changes.