Jeremy Clarkson jumped behind the wheel of the McLaren Senna in the season opener of The Grand Tour, which aired on Amazon Prime last week.
The British hypercar was taken to the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire, UK, where Jezza was gobsmacked by its performance, as you can see in the short video shared below.
Of course, that’s not a surprise. After all, the Senna’s 789 HP (800 PS / 588 kW) and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm) 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 will, officially, catapult the hypercar from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 200 mph (320 km/h).
So, why didn’t they use the ‘Eboladrome’ for the review? As it turns out, the Senna was billed as too fast for it. However, it was eventually raced at The Grand Tour’s test track by the show’s pro racing driver Abbie Eaton, and it broke the lap record.
Besides reviewing the Senna, Jeremy Clarkson joined the other two co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, in Detroit to check out three tuned muscle cars. ‘Captain Slow’ turned up in the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1, ‘The Hamster’ brought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Jezza chose the Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3.
In between driving to different locations, The Grand Tour trio discovered that Motor City has changed a lot these past few years. The also talked more about Detroit’s economy and tried to figure it out why today’s muscle cars are so affordable, in ‘Conversation Street’.