Do you need more proof that the McLaren Senna is an absolute beast in the hands of a skilled and fearless driver? Well, then you have come to the right place, as it just broke the lap record for production cars at the Hockenheim GP.
Before moving forward with the information, we have to highlight the fact that it was an unofficial run from SportAuto’s Christian Gebhardt behind the wheel. Still, the British supercar ran across the finish line in a stunning 1:40.79, which, according to FastestLaps, makes it 5 seconds quicker than the Ferrari 488 Pista.
The podium is completed with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which posted a lap time of 1:46.00 with the same driver behind the wheel, whereas the fourth, fifth and sixth places are reserved for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and Radical RXC Turbo. Gebhardt also drove the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro at the German track in 1:48.00, as well as the McLaren 600LT and Lamborghini Huracan Evo in 1:48.90 and 1:49.00, respectively. The 720S ran the course in 1:48.20.
Part of the Ultimate Series, the Senna may not be one of the best looking blue-blooded machines out there, but it’s capable of very impressive performance. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 kicks out 800 PS (789 hp / 588 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, rocketing it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds. Top speed of the supercar named after the late Ayrton Senna is 335 km/h (208 mph).