Let's take a first look at the new McLaren Senna! Introduced as an absolute track-focused machine, with lap times taking complete priority over practicality or appearance, the hypercar arrived at the McLaren Winter Ball for a brief preview to the guests ahead of a full launch next year. The looks seem to polarise opinion but how it will perform on track is going to define the Senna.
With 500 cars being built, at a cost of £750,000 including UK taxes, they are all already allocated including a final unit sold on the evening for £2 million plus tax in a charitable auction! The car takes aerodynamics and performance as the absolute priority with a gigantic active rear wing, aerodynamic parts throughout, an exhaust exit from the rear deck and even glass panels on the doors to see the apexes on track.
Combining some shots I filmed of the car live at the event, with a run over the press information, let's dissect what we know so far about McLaren's latest addition.