McLaren Sabre – Photo credit: Mecum

The Sabre is related to McLaren’s Senna supercar but boasts a unique body and more power. With 824 hp, versus 789 hp in the Senna, the Sabre is McLaren’s most powerful road car to date, sans any form of electrification. The power comes from McLaren’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 which rockets the Sabre to a top speed of 218 mph.

Sabre customers were heavily involved in the car’s development and were even invited to test drive prototypes and provide feedback.

Mecum hasn’t provided an estimate but the Sabre is thought to have originally cost in excess of $3 million. As a reference, the less rare McLaren Speedtail sold for $3.3 million at a Mecum auction in January while another reached a $2.5 million final bid at a Mecum auction in May but didn’t sell.

Mecum’s Monterey auction will run from August 18-20. As mentioned, the auction coincides with Monterey Car Week which is scheduled for Aug. 12-21.

HIGH-RES GALLERY: McLaren Sabre – Photo credit: Mecum

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