22/01/2021

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The Novitec-Tuned Senna Is The Ultimate McLaren

Novitec offers three tuning levels for the lightweight Senna, with the top offering raising outputs...

Novitec offers three tuning levels for the lightweight Senna, with the top offering raising outputs to an insane 889 horsepower (Novitec quotes the 902 PS/metric horsepower figure) and 655 lb-ft. Within this exclusive sphere of performance, seemingly minor improvements take on a whole new significance here. To that end, the 0-62 mph time drops by just a tenth of a second to 2.7 seconds, but there is a bigger improvement in the 0-124 mph time, which decreases from 6.8 to 6.5 seconds.

The improvements to the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 come courtesy of the Novitec N-Tronic module, which introduces revised mapping and changes to the electronic boost pressure control. Saving even more weight is a new, F1-derived Inconel exhaust system which the tuner claims allows the engine to breathe more freely, while also doing a better job of maintaining optimal operating temperatures.