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2021 McLaren Sabre Revealed as the Senna’s More Extreme Brother

Filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in June 2020, the McLaren Sabre is a “bespoke commission,” according to the British automaker based in Woking. Exclusive to the United States market, only 15 examples will ever be produced. Of course, all of them are already spoken for.
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Rumored to cost $3 million or thereabouts, the Sabre boasts “the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren twin-turbo V8 engine to date.” The 4.0-liter motor based on the Nissan VRH is rated at 835 PS (824 horsepower) and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm) of torque, translating to 218 mph (351 kph). In other words, you are looking at the fastest two-seater McLaren ever made.

Developed by MSO and described as a co-creation of customers and the Special Operations, each and every car is “tailored to exacting standards of personalization.” According to McLaren, the Sabre is limited to the U.S. over “ideas and innovations that global homologation would not permit.”

Earlier this year, all of the customers were treated to a private test drive by the McLaren Automotive dealer in Beverly Hills and the O’Gara Motorsport automotive facility. “We were extremely pleased with how the event went and were honored to support such an integral part of the customer journey for the Sabre,” said Parris Mullins, the director of O’Gara Motorsport.

In addition to the pre-production prototype used for the private test drive, the photo gallery also features a few shots of the first-ever customer car. The three-tone exterior is dominated by a central spine that connects to a ginormous rear wing, and the exhaust system is a center-exit design sandwiched between the aforementioned wing and a huge diffuser.

The interior looks particularly similar to that of the Senna, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given that you’re looking at a more extreme interpretation of the Senna. Just like the 720S, the all-new Sabre features a Folding Driver Display and Apple CarPlay for the touchscreen infotainment system.

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