McLaren Senna sets new Hockenheim Lap Record
The McLaren Senna proves that it’s quicker than the Ferrari 488 Pista.
The folks at Sport Auto have set an unofficial lap record of the Hockenheim circuit in a McLaren Senna. The supercar completed a lap of the track in 1 min 40.79 seconds.
Interestingly, the Senna beat the Ferrari 488 Pista’s time of 1 min 45.90 seconds by 5 seconds. This makes it the fastest production car to have lapped Hockenheim.
While it may look odd, there’s a good reason why the Senna is part of McLaren’s Ultimate Series – it’s just freaking fast! Peel away the carbon bodywork and you will find a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The car will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while 0-124 mph comes up in 6.8 seconds. The Senna has a top speed of 208 mph.
Some of the other supercars that have lapped the circuit include the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro (1 min 48.00 sec), McLaren 600LT (1 min 48.90 sec), Lamborghini Huracan Evo (1 min 49.00 sec) and the McLaren 720S (1 min 48.20 sec).