Despite its controversial looks, the McLaren Senna is an extremely capable machine with a skilled driver behind the wheel.
It holds the unofficial lap record for production cars at the Hockenheim GP circuit, having beaten the 720S by 5 seconds, and sits at the top of the chart on the Eboladrome, The Grand Tour’s test track, with a lap time that’s 4 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante’s.
The owner of this example sure knows what his British supercar is capable of and seems to possess the skills to put it through its paces against other fast vehicles. So, armed with a headcam and joined by a passenger, he proceeded to record his run at the Red Bull Ring in Austria during an open-track day, and shared part of the content online.
First, though, let’s take a look at the specs. According to McLaren, the Senna needs 2.8 seconds to get to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill, 6.8 seconds for the 0 to 124 mph (0-200 km/h) sprint, and has a 208 mph (335 km/h) top speed.
The Senna also tips the scales at 2,641 pounds (1,198 kg) dry. It is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out 789 HP (800 PS / 588 kW) at 7,250 rpm and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm) of torque between 5,500 and 6,700 rpm and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.