The McLaren Senna has added yet another feather to McLaren’s cap by setting a new lap record at Laguna Seca.
The Senna lapped the famous racetrack under the California sun in 1 min 27.62 seconds. It beat the previous record of 1 min 28.30 seconds set by a 2016 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. What’s worth mentioning is that the Senna was over 2 seconds quicker around Laguna Seca than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Unlike the 918 Spyder, the Senna relies on a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine only. It churns out 789 hp @ 7250 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque @ 5500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while 0-124 mph comes up in 6.8 seconds. The top speed is 208 mph.
Motor Trend pitted the Senna against an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. While the Aston has more than 700 horsepower, it’s heavier and lacks the downforce of the McLaren. Moreover, the super GT is no match for the hypercar. As a result, the Aston lapped the track in 1 min 38.27 seconds.
Back in December 2019, Sport Auto had set an unofficial lap record of Hockenheim in a Senna. Click here to watch that video.