McLaren Senna vs 720S | Part 1: 0-100mph-0 showdown



24 September 2018

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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Peter Cavellini


  Half a second, that’s all,probably just as much fun for a lot lot less?, I think so, if you’ve got the money and want at the Pub, Club bragging rights have the Senna (there all sold by the way), would the “Senna” sold without F1 greatest name on it?….yes, yes it probably would……

Peter Cavellini.


Better still 750LT please!

Goes to show beyond a certain point more is invariably less. The LT version of the 720S ie the removal of about 100kg from it should close the gap. Of course the Senna will prove faster on track as that is the point of it with all that aero trickery but that matters only on theoretical level or indeed down the pub.


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