Sunday morning previous to the Formulation 1 Austrian Grand Prix, two movies have been posted on-line displaying a million-dollar McLaren Senna hypercar catching fireplace. The footage was taken on the Crimson Bull Ring circuit and, from each angles, plumes of smoke and even flames will be seen billowing out the again of the ultra-performance automotive.
The Senna, which was being piloted by former McLaren Formulation 1 driver Gerhard Berger throughout a particular on-track function previous to this weekend’s GP, was taken off the observe shortly after and McLaren is at present investigating the state of affairs.
“We’re conscious of the state of affairs concerning the fireplace broken McLaren Senna,” a McLaren spokesperson defined to The Drive by way of e mail. “McLaren takes any points with its automobiles very severely. We’re speaking straight with the client concerning the difficulty and can’t speculate or touch upon the incident till extra info is thought”
In all, that is the second high-profile Senna to catch fireplace prior to now yr. Controversial YouTuber Salomondrin’s McLaren allegedly caught fireplace whereas he was driving it in late 218 and burned to the bottom in spectacular style.
The automotive itself is sort of the machine. Named after an individual that many take into account the best driver in motorsport historical past, Ayrton Senna, the McLaren retailed for round $1 million new and reached numbers effectively above that worth in current auctions. The supercar’s efficiency is staggering for a automobile at any worth level: 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo four.Zero-liter V8, and a Zero-60 time of below three seconds. Relatively than working with batteries and electrical engines like its contemporaries, McLaren opted for brute power within the Senna.
Although the automotive is constructed to be avenue authorized, it was designed virtually completely for observe use. The Senna’s unbelievable aerodynamics are stated to generate over 1,700 kilos of downforce when the automotive is at pace, and the wizards at McLaren managed to get the automotive’s weight down to almost 2,600 kilos dry.