• The McLaren Senna GTR Is the Last Car You’d Expect to See at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Stranger things have happened, though

The McLaren Senna GTR is arguably one of the most sophisticated cars in the world. As the track-focused version of the Senna hypercar, the 814-horsepower GTR is a monster in every sense of the word. It’s also the fastest non-Formula One car McLaren has created for faster lap times. All that points to a car that’s not only fast and powerful but also obscenely expensive.

Well, even the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive cars in the world are not immune to the hunger pangs of the drivers that drive them. The Senna GTR is no exception as we see it in, of all places, a McDonald’s Drive-Thru. Yes, a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.

The video presented by Novitec doesn’t focus on the Senna GTR’s excursion to the fast-food chain. The video is all about the McLaren Senna GTR and the experience that Bijon de Kock of Novitec had when he was provided the opportunity to take the Senna GTR out for a spin around a race track. The video actually starts with an enlightening walk around of the Senna GTR before de Kock takes the track-spec missile around the track where the Senna GTR didn’t disappoint.

That shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. After all, the GTR is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 813 horsepower and boasts advanced aerodynamic equipment — a massive front splitter and a rear diffuser among them — that adds a staggering 441 pounds of downforce compared to the pedestrian-by-comparison road-going Senna. In full bloom, the Senna GTR is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds before peaking at a top speed of 211 mph.

The McLaren Senna GTR Is the Last Car You'd Expect to See at a McDonald's Drive-Thru
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There are no superlatives that can properly describe the Senna GTR, but as credible as this machine is, the real question is how it will fare at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru. De Kock sought to answer the same question and, as expected, the GTR isn’t as adept at a Drive-Thru as it is at a race track.

De Kock was not only forced to shut the car off because the engine noise made ordering through the intercom next to impossible.

Making things worse for the Senna GTR was its dismally small window-slider. De Kock managed to fit his meal through the small space, but his drink didn’t even make it through, falling to the ground before he could take a sip of his soda.

The McLaren Senna GTR Is the Last Car You'd Expect to See at a McDonald's Drive-Thru
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Lesson learned, folks. The McLaren Senna GTR is a monster on a race track. It’s also completely out of its element at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.

Source: Novitec

Kirby Garlitos
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