The McLaren Senna sets a new record at Hockenheim
The Senna is McLaren's ultimate weapon for the road and especially for the track. The supercar remains faithful to McLaren's values, i.e. a 4.0 L V8 engine in the lightest possible car. As a result, despite the presence of a generous V8 engine, the Senna weighs only 1,198 kg when empty, which makes it a featherweight.
With such assets, the Senna took on the Hockenheim Grand Prix track in Germany. Behind the wheel was Christian Gebhardt of SportAuto. The Senna completed a full lap in 1:40.79, making it simply the fastest road car in Hockenheim. It was 41st behind true race cars.
To make a comparison, the brilliant Ferrari 488 Pista completed a lap in five seconds more. Five seconds may seem like a short time, but on a circuit of only 2,842 miles, the difference is just huge! And this is not the Senna's first victory, as it has also set lap records for a road car at Laguna Seca and Virginia International Raceway.
In an attempt to beat the Senna, Ferrari will reply with the new SF90 Stradale which already promises to be much faster than the 488 Pista. All this is made possible by its hybrid engine coupled with all-wheel drive, a first for a Ferrari supercar. The battle promises to be a fierce one between Ferrari and McLaren.