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McLaren and the Lightness of Being: 5 Cool Facts About the Lightweight Senna

Motor Trend Logo Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 6: Remarkably, the Senna weighs barely 300 pounds more than McLaren's first ever road car, the iconic F1. Built in 1992, the F1 was, even then, a back-to-basics car lacking traction control, anti-lock brakes, or power steering in the interests of weight saving. The Senna not only boasts all those features but also meets much tougher crash safety standards, right down to front and side airbags. Here's how McLaren did it.

MCLAREN SENNA FRONT THREE QUARTER 02

Remarkably, the Senna weighs barely 300 pounds more than McLaren's first ever road car, the iconic F1. Built in 1992, the F1 was, even then, a back-to-basics car lacking traction control, anti-lock brakes, or power steering in the interests of weight saving. The Senna not only boasts all those features but also meets much tougher crash safety standards, right down to front and side airbags. Here's how McLaren did it.

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