What’s a driver to do when a “regular” McLaren isn’t quite fierce enough? The answer might be this, the McLaren Senna, latest model in the British automaker’s legendary Ultimate Series and named after the even more famous Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. It’s billed as “the ultimate road-legal track car,” and they might just be right.
It’s been made with one goal in mind: be the ultimate McLaren track car, yet also work on the road. “Legalised for road use,” the automaker says, “but not sanitized to suit it, the new Ultimate Series deliberately compromises McLaren’s trademark breadth of supercar daily usability.”
By letting up on that practicality, the Senna can go fairly wild. It has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the most powerful McLaren has ever produced for a road car. That means 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, for a power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne.
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