McLaren Sabre debuts as a US-exclusive MSO model


One of the surprises of 2020, or rather “specialities” of 2020, if we can say that at all, is this McLaren Sabre. However, this surprise didn’t come from Surrey though; it came from Beverly Hills, CA. Meaning, the Sabre was commissioned by McLaren’s Beverly Hills retailer. Only 15 units will be produced and are exclusive to the U.S. market.

I’m tempted to call this as just a Senna wearing an expensive new jacket, but as we can see, it looks significantly different compared to the Senna or the Senna GTR. The bodywork makes the car look super busy from front to the rear; there are several flaps, air curtains, swooshes, intakes, outlets and whatnot. The rear-end looks totally different with a central spine/fin that connects with the massive rear wing. Also, notice the vertically mounted taillights on the wing.


Its busy bodywork is more evident from the side; imagine the nightmarish situation those PPF companies are going to have. Anyway, even the mirrors are different; here they look significantly smaller and more streamlined. I guess the only parts that match with the Senna are the main windows.

The doors open in the same fashion as in the Senna, and the cockpit appears to be having a similar layout. Not a whole lot of information is available at the moment, but according to reports, the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 in the Sabre pumps out 606 kW (824 metric hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque; the former is about 24 hp more but still a lot less than the 902 hp Novitec Senna. The Sabre claims a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph).

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