It may not look like a car you can legally drive on the streets, but the McLaren Senna is a road-legal hypercar developed to be a fierce track weapon. It has some big shoes to fill considering the name it bears and promises to deliver “savage performance” thanks to an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 658 hp per ton and intricate aerodynamic trickery.
Honoring the three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna, the new model from the Ultimate Series does away with the P1’s hybrid setup and uses an evolution of the firm’s biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It’s lighter and more powerful than the 720S, so it’s shaping up to be seriously quick taking into account the 720S is already a force to be reckoned with.
Here is what you should know about the McLaren Senna and what makes it truly special. A word of warning, though. It’s too late to buy one as the entire production run has already been allocated, despite the model’s eye-watering price tag.