When his teammate Tim Mayer died, Bruce McLaren told his team that life is short. “It should be measured in achievements, not years.” The automotive genius who left us at only 32 years old started a fire that won’t be soon extinguished. McLaren Automotive has never stopped pushing the limits. That’s why we’re excited to see the new McLaren Senna attack the historic Silverstone circuit. In a tweet early this morning, the Senna looks ready to race.
As a tribute to another racer who left us too early, the Senna evokes memories of Ayrton’s dominance behind the wheel. Officially, the car is rated at 659 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Everyone knows McLaren is very conservative when it comes to published numbers, it could probably do that running on 7 cylinders. Even at that level, it has a better power-to-weight ratio than the P1 GTR. They promised updates throughout the week, so stay with us for all your McLaren news.