McLaren Senna breaks cover in SA
British automaker’s track-focused supercar scorches to 300km/h in under 19 seconds
The first two South African-owned McLaren Sennas have arrived on local soil and were unveiled at Daytona’s soon-to-be-completed new showroom at Melrose Arch last week. Only eight Sennas are coming to SA — two of them being the track-only GTR iteration of which only 75 are being built around the world. “The Senna is the ultimate track car that’s still (just) road legal, and that’s why we named it after the greatest Formula One (F1) driver of them all,” said Jolyon Nash, McLaren’s executive director of global sales and marketing, who attended the SA launch. The Senna has been developed with the single-minded purpose of being the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the road: legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it. The car is named in honour of late Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, who won all three of his F1 driver’s championships and 35 Grands Prix between 1988 and 1993 with the McLaren team. The two-seater supercar is the most extreme road car McLaren has built an...