The McLaren Senna Can Lap Any Track Faster Than The P1 GTR

McLaren’s latest beast is simply called the Senna, and it’s here to demonstrate the company’s ability to create the absolute best in terms of raw performance, surpassing even the mighty P1 in its most extreme form.

Well, one thing is for sure: the new McLaren Senna won’t win any beauty contests. That’s fine with the people at Woking, as this was never on their agenda. Instead, the new Senna wants to become the perfect four-wheel example of the ‘form follows function’ mantra.

However, no one can deny that this is a very striking car, in a sledgehammer-hitting-you-in-the-face kind of way. The bodywork design was clearly dictated by the air tunnel and the air tunnel alone, giving the Senna a complex set of surfaces and voids never seen before on a car with number plates.

The result of all this aero wizardry is a staggering 800kg of downforce at 155mph (250km/h). The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces 789hp (800PS) and 590lb-ft (800Nm) of torque that are channeled to the rear axle via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

All this power in a car that weighs just 1,198kg dry (2,641lbs) means that the Senna can hit 124mph (200km/h) in 6.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds. The 0-62mph sprint comes in 2.8 seconds, while flat out it’ll do 211mph (340km/h).

Evo magazine and Carfection had the privilege of some time alone with the new British supercar, delving into the finer details of this impressive machine. And there are a lot of details.

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  • Six_Tymes

    wow, only 2,641lbs! OK, that is something to love.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    beauty it ain’t but never the less gorgeous

  • Ary Wisesa

    I find it very attractive. It’s not about beauty contest, it’s about hyper performance. And that’s what it does so brilliantly. Mission accomplished.

  • IMPRESSIVE. SHAME THE SPOILER ISN’T DEPLOYABLE, IT WOULD STREAMLINE THE LOOK.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    As it should. It’s a same that people were so surface level about it in the beginning.

    • donald seymour

      I’m still shallow but I respect it so much more now to the point I think that I may fancy it.

  • Bo Hanan

    1st video with the engineer is excellent. I guess you could sum the Senna up as a cross between the P1 and the 720S.

  • The aerodynamic develops really fast lately, as in the case with Huracan Performante, sometimes you don’t need horsepower in order to be fast.

  • Infinite1

    Car looks gorgeous to me. Rear end is a bit weird looking but not bad 2,641 lb supercar with 789 bhp on tap….. Yet another beast made by McLaren.

  • Honda NSX-R

    That color looks great on the Senna

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