24 September 2018
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The McLaren Senna is the most extreme machine to come out of Woking yet: a 789bhp track hypercar that can be driven on the road, and takes its name from one of the company's greatest ever racing drivers.

It sits at the very top of McLaren's range, knocking the 720S down into second place. But just how much of a step forward is the Senna over the 720S? We're going to find out in this four-part series.

We'll be pitting the pair againt each other in a track battle to set the best lap time, deciding which has the greatest soundtrack, and deciding which one is more fun to drive. But first: a drag race.

To see how far the Senna moves things on in terms of acceleration and braking, we take both cars from 0-100mph and back again.

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Basio 9 October 2018

This is interesting

This is interesting

david RS 2 October 2018

Which one is the ugliest ?

Which one is the ugliest ?

Come on McLaren, you used to made nice cars.

 

FuManchuria 2 October 2018

And, the 0-100-0 record stays with Ultima.

So why don't Autocar check that out?  It's in Guiness at 9.4 but I was under the impression that Ultima's 1200hp EVO was taking it down further.