Auto: MacLaren Senna
When you name your car after arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time, you better be sure it is something special.
The McLaren Senna is a departure from the company’s earlier cars. While cars like the P1 and 720S were built to be usable everyday supercars, the Senna was designed to be an out and out track monster.
To begin, it has no batteries. Instead, the Senna is powered solely by an internal combustion engine, specically a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 789hp and 800nm of torque. This might not sound like much. After all, cars with over 1,000hp are not uncommon these days. However, the Senna makes up for it by weighing a mere 1,198kg. To give you some idea how light it is, consider this: the P1 is over 300kg heavier at 1,547kg.
Additionally, in contrast to the P1, which is all about sleek and svelte lines, the Senna is highly angular and is littered with creases and aps. Oh, it also has an absolutely massive wing and the most outrageous rear di user we have seen on a car too. All of this is to generate downforce and to keep the car planted around corners at high speeds.
No word yet on performance, but we fully expect the Senna to hit 100km/h from a standstill in around 3 seconds and on to a top speed of around 320km/h. Perhaps most amazing of all is that despite its staggering US$1 million price tag, all 500 units of the Senna have found owners.