McLaren Senna Goes Wild On The Track In The Hands Of Bruno Senna

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.

  • GobbleUp

    Love it.
    Bad lighting in video though.

  • fabri99

    What a small company like McLaren could achieve in less than ten years is absolutely astounding. This phenomenal car is both a proof of their advancement and a celebration of what Woking has become.

    • Arthur

      Small has to be put into perspective. Yes they are not VW or Toyota but they’re also not Tesla or some startup with little to no experience in building cars. They have been racing for over 40 years in the highest class of racing and their facilities and engineering expertise is second to none so while the Senna is an amazing feat if anything, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that they were able to build this.

      • fabri99

        Definitely, they are “relatively” small. But still, I’m very impressed. They have little experience in road-legal cars (F1 aside) and they are now at the pinnacle of supercars-making.

  • ErnieB

    The more one looks at this car the more special and beautiful it looks! Wow!

  • SteersUright

    When I first saw this thing I thought it was hideous. However, seeing it in all black, hearing it throttle blip insanely quick for a turbo engine, and seeing it move on the track has me now thinking its absolutely awesome.

  • S3XY

    Nice Chiron tail lights!

    • Eagle By Singer

      N…no…just no. Bad.

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