McLaren will host the official media test drive of the Senna in July, but Autocar has managed to get its hands on Woking’s latest hypercar a bit earlier.
After sampling it on the Silverstone circuit, editor Matt Prior was impressed with… well, just about everything. From the smooth steering to the engine’s bark, the Senna is as brutal as one would expect it to be, yet it still feels very McLaren-ish.
Despite the massive downforce of 800kg (1,764lbs) produced at 250 km/h (155 mph) and the fact that it’s nine percent more powerful than the 720S, the track-focused hypercar is a great all-rounder.
Even the visibility is great, but with the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 churning out 800PS (789hp / 589kW) and 800Nm (590lb-ft) of torque that are delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it’s not the ride you may want to take for a trip to the local supermarket.
With a dry weight of just 1,180 kg (2,601 lbs), the Senna is capable of going from rest to 100km/h (0-62mph) in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph). Moreover, McLaren claims it’s faster on any circuit than the track-only P1 GTR – but we digress. You can check out the video right below and watch the first-ever review of the Senna for yourselves.