It’s been said before, but money doesn’t buy talent

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

The first known (little) crash of a Senna. Hate to see this but not bad thankfully. Munich. #mclaren #senna #mclarenauto #crash #airbags #bummer

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

Further Reading

Meet the 2019 McLaren Senna – Track-Going Evil With a Hunger For the Road Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Will Debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Read our full review on the 2019 McLaren Senna.

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