43-Year-Old Crashes a McLaren Senna Just Hours After Delivery
It’s been said before, but money doesn’t buy talentby Jonathan Lopez, on
When you name your latest supercar after one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers to ever grace a racetrack, there are a few assumptions to be made. Firstly, the car in question will be blisteringly, outrageously fast, and secondly, it’ll be quite the handful behind the wheel. Unfortunately for one McLaren Senna customer, these were two lessons learned the hard way.
It Could Have Been Worse
As you can see from the above-featured Instagram post from user @joshsnowhorn, the McLaren Senna in question appears to have hopped a curb and found the hard side of a wall in a sleepy little residential zone. The airbags were deployed, which means this insanely expensive machine hit with enough force to qualify for more than a mere fender bender.
However, considering the Senna comes with 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, not to mention a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 211, it could have been much worse.
Our guess is the owner wanted to see what would happen after planting their right foot to the floor, at which time the tail broke free, hooking the car into the wall.
To add insult to injury, the crash occurred just hours after the customer took delivery, as reported by GT Spirit. Apparently, the crash occurred this past Saturday in the suburb of Grünwald in Munich, with a 43-year-old businessman taking responsibility for the screw-up.
With production limited to just 500 examples, each of which goes for more than a $1 million a pop, you can bet the repair bill will be mighty steep.
Keep it on the track, folks. That way, when you run out of talent, there’s at least some runoff to save your hide. And the car.
McLaren Senna vs. 720S and P1
|McLaren Senna||McLaren 720S||McLaren P1||McLaren P1 Hybrid|
|Engine||4.0-liter V-8||4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8||3.8-litre twin-turbo V8||3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 plus electric motor|
|Horsepower||789 HP||710 HP @ 7,500 RPM||727 HP @ 7,500 RPM||903 HP (cmb)|
|Torque||590 LB-FT||568 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM||531 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM||1,100 LB-FT (cmb)|
|Transmission||Dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission||7 Speed SSG||dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox||dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox|
|Weight||2,641 LBS||2,828 Lbs||3,075 Lbs||3,075 Lbs|
|0 to 60 mph||2.7 seconds||2.8 seconds||2.8 seconds||2.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||211 mph||212 mph||217 mph||217 mph|
Read our full review on the 2019 McLaren Senna.