Due to the enhanced aerodynamics and impressive downforce, the McLaren Senna may not be the prettiest supercar out there, yet it is mind-blowing fast, both at the racetrack and in a straight-line acceleration.
The British model’s abilities of sprinting over 1 mile (1.6 km) were tested at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds last May, but the video was only recently released. In almost perfect weather conditions, with the outside temperature at 26C (78F) and barely noticeable wind, it ran the course, which is one of the longest and widest straights out there, at 187.281 mph (301.400 km/h).
Unfortunately, the team behind the standing mile test did not time the run, but you can clearly see that the Senna still had a lot of blood left in its veins even at the aforementioned speed. That’s understandable, since the spec sheet of the supercar reveals a max speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). It can do the 0-62 and 0-124 mph (0-100 / 0-200 km/h) in just 2.8 and 6.8 seconds, respectively, and coming to a full stop from those speeds is done in 97 feet (29.5 m) and 328 feet (100 m).
The Senna packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, placed behind the seats, which is hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It has an output of 789 HP (800 PS / 588 kW) and a peak torque of 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), which translates into a power-to-weight ratio of 650 HP per ton. Furthermore, McLaren claims that at 155 mph (250 km/h), it has 1,764 lbs (800 kg) of downforce, and despite having less horses than the P1 hybrid, it’s quicker at the track.