Speculations are rife that the McLaren Senna might attempt to set a new lap record at the Nurburgring.
The McLaren Senna was recently spotted at the Nurburgring, leading some to believe that a lap record attempt might be on cards. Perhaps McLaren wants to take advantage of the cooler weather conditions before the track closes down for the winter.
The factory test car you see here is the same Senna that broke the lap record of The Grand Tour’s Eboladrome. It clocked a 1 min 12.90 second lap, beating the Aston Martin Vulcan by 3 seconds. Moreover, the Senna was faster than the then Nurburgring lap record champ Lamborghini Huracan Performante by 4 seconds. It had registered a 6 min 52.01 seconds lap back in 2016.
The current lap record for production cars is held by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which did it in 6 min 44.97 seconds. Having already proven how quick it is, will the McLaren Senna top the timing chart? Well, only time will tell.
If you compare the figures, the Senna does seem to have an advantage. It is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 800 hp to the rear wheels, compared to the SVJ’s 760 hp V12. While the Senna may not have the traction out of corners, it is lighter than the Lambo.
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