MCLAREN’S $958,966 SENNA HYPERCAR AIN’T PRETTY, BUT IT CAN WHIP A TRACK

1/10McLaren named the car for famed and adored Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, who scored scored a staggering 35 F1 victories and three driver’s titles with the marque.McLaren

THE SUCCESS OF any hypercar hinges on three elements: ludicrous performance, decadent looks, and abject scarcity. Nail all three and you’re on the road to automotive legend. Flub one or more, and you risk becoming a footnote of folly. So it was with some controversy that McLaren’s ambitiously named Senna debuted to skeptical supercar enthusiasts.

McLaren will make just 500 street legal copies of the car, plus 75 track-only GTR models, so its rarity is ensured. Combining extreme lightweighting with a 789-horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine, performance should hold up. But in pushing the $958,966 Senna’s visual allure and versatility into the (non-existent) backseat, McLaren won itself quite a bit of backlash. The critiques came not just from the armchair enthusiasts (aka internet trolls), but from people who are actually in a position to buy the thing. “Overpriced LEGO ride for McLaren fanboys” one multiple hypercar-owning friend groused to me in an Instagram message. The hate, folks, is real.

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