The new McLaren Senna has to be one of the most impressive vehicles of the decade in terms of performance and one of the most divisive in terms of looks.
It’s clear that the sharp edges of the bodywork are there to serve a real purpose instead of trying to make the Senna look more aesthetically pleasing, with McLaren even claiming that the Senna can lap any track faster than the track-only P1 GTR.
The bodywork and aero generate a hardly believable 800 kg of downforce at 155 mph (250 km/h). Dry weight is just 1,198 kg (2,641 lbs), while the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces 789 HP (800 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
McLaren claims that the Senna is capable of a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 6.8 seconds and a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds. Top speed, in case you were wondering, is an impressive 211 mph (340 km/h).
While straight-line performance does indeed sound breathtaking, the main purpose of the McLaren Senna is to destroy all other hypercars with its track performance. It’s essentially a race car with number plates, only one that doesn’t have to obey in any restrictions.
Bruno Senna shares his thoughts on the car that bears his family name as a tribute to his uncle, the late Ayrton, on the video that follows.