This Senna Looks To Be In. Bad Way

This Senna Looks To Be In. Bad Way

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LotusJas

840 posts

176 months

Sunday 16th December 2018
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+ higher power to weight, and RWD (compared to Lambos) does make it more likely in a 720S or Senna.

A 720S is in fact quite scary to drive hard. Senna must be even moreso.

(Not saying in any way that the Senna driver was to blame here. In fact I've read elsewhere that another driver crashed into the Senna)

BelfastBoy

751 posts

105 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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As a general question, with reference to the Senna or any other halo / limited type car: are they essentially bought sight-unseen by the lucky chosen ones, or are they able to actually to drive them in advance of committing to their purchases?

mackay45

806 posts

116 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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pincher said:
https://www.instagram.com/aaronspeller1/?hl=en

Not had it long by all accounts. And several reports locally of it being driven in an undesirable manner earlier in the day.
If you read the comments it's not his (it belongs to his Dad's business partner).

The P1 was his Dad's, but was sold and in new ownership when it was crashed (as per the caption on that photo).

MDL111

3,762 posts

122 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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BelfastBoy said:
As a general question, with reference to the Senna or any other halo / limited type car: are they essentially bought sight-unseen by the lucky chosen ones, or are they able to actually to drive them in advance of committing to their purchases?
I think the majority are probably bought without a test drive - at least the stuff that is tough to get

I think Porsche did 918 TDS to sell them but pretty confident nobody test drove a LaF prior to committing

Edit to add: this is purely guesswork - no first hand experience unfortunately

thegreenhell

6,110 posts

164 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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BelfastBoy said:
As a general question, with reference to the Senna or any other halo / limited type car: are they essentially bought sight-unseen by the lucky chosen ones, or are they able to actually to drive them in advance of committing to their purchases?
The Senna and Speedtail were definitely sight-unseen. I don't think McLaren even released any images of either car before they had deposits in place for the entire runs.

I suspect it's the same with Ferrari. If you're fortunate enough to be invited to buy a LaFerrari, I don't think you get a chance to test drive it before you make up your mind. If you even suggested that then I doubt you'd be invited to buy anything else from them in the future.

AtlantisWeb

358 posts

115 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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Please don't take this as gospel, but I am fairly reliably informed that the Senna belongs to a Mr.Gary Robert Foster Jones, who is business partner of Mr Keith Speller. Mr Speller's son Aaron is the guy that everybody on line is naming as the person who crashed the Senna. Aaron Speller runs an on line blog in which he runs videos of the cars in his Father's collection, including the McLaren P1 registered P1 OMG and Lamborghini Aventador registered KS 1. The cars are not his, but his Father's. If the mods think I may have broken any PH rules by posting names, please remove my post. Thank you.

br d

7,139 posts

171 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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KS 1 used to be on a white ferrari which I've seen being driven like a complete tool, and I mean dangerously badly.

If it's the same driver it wouldn't surprise me.

isaldiri

4,845 posts

113 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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BelfastBoy said:
As a general question, with reference to the Senna or any other halo / limited type car: are they essentially bought sight-unseen by the lucky chosen ones, or are they able to actually to drive them in advance of committing to their purchases?
I think it depends on what the manufacturers think they can get away with. As mentinoed, the 918 had a lot of test drives offered, there were a reasonable number of P1 test drives offered as well. Not for the Senna though afaik and definitely not for the speedtail.

BelfastBoy

751 posts

105 months

Monday 17th December 2018
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thegreenhell said:
The Senna and Speedtail were definitely sight-unseen. I don't think McLaren even released any images of either car before they had deposits in place for the entire runs.

I suspect it's the same with Ferrari. If you're fortunate enough to be invited to buy a LaFerrari, I don't think you get a chance to test drive it before you make up your mind. If you even suggested that then I doubt you'd be invited to buy anything else from them in the future.
I thought this would be the case. The manufacturers could clearly find lots more buyers than they plan to make cars, so anybody invited to buy them is likely to accept whatever parameters are set - out of the fear of missing out on that or future opportunities. So while it's likely not the case where the Senna in this thread is concerned, it's entirely possible that new owners can be caught out when they drive their cars for the first time, since in some cases they may not even have sat in one up until they've taken delivery.

strutterbubble

1 posts

8 months

Saturday 5th January
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Not as bad as this one

HorneyMX5

4,532 posts

95 months

Saturday 5th January
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Just burst into flames apparently. The guy is you tuber I think, McLaren are not going to enjoy those videos doing the rounds.

HighwayStar

2,506 posts

89 months

Saturday 5th January
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HorneyMX5 said:
Just burst into flames apparently. The guy is you tuber I think, McLaren are not going to enjoy those videos doing the rounds.
He is a Tuber but he is actually a businessman, buys his own cars etc.. he was actually turned down for a Senna but bought one delivered to a dealer but own cancelled. He’s pretty cool about the fire... a big Mclaren fan.

pincher

5,634 posts

162 months

Saturday 5th January
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.......who now wants to sell all his supercars apparently.......

johnwilliams77

5,669 posts

48 months

Saturday 5th January
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AtlantisWeb said:
Please don't take this as gospel, but I am fairly reliably informed that the Senna belongs to a Mr.Gary Robert Foster Jones, who is business partner of Mr Keith Speller. Mr Speller's son Aaron is the guy that everybody on line is naming as the person who crashed the Senna. Aaron Speller runs an on line blog in which he runs videos of the cars in his Father's collection, including the McLaren P1 registered P1 OMG and Lamborghini Aventador registered KS 1. The cars are not his, but his Father's. If the mods think I may have broken any PH rules by posting names, please remove my post. Thank you.
Tanning shops - explains a lot...!

CyCy

141 posts

25 months

Saturday 5th January
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LotusJas said:
+ higher power to weight, and RWD (compared to Lambos) does make it more likely in a 720S or Senna.

A 720S is in fact quite scary to drive hard. Senna must be even moreso.

(Not saying in any way that the Senna driver was to blame here. In fact I've read elsewhere that another driver crashed into the Senna)
I think the 720S is probably amongst the easiest to drive hard, to be honest. I had the pleasure of driving an Aventador S over the weekend. Scared the bks off me! Loved it. Weird though, because they both scare me but in different ways/scales. The 720S is so scary because it's so damn fast. The Aventador is scary because it's just a proper intimidating thing to push around/manhandle.

Now, I need to do some man math to figure out how the fk I'm meant to buy an SVJ. Heart is set!

LotusJas

840 posts

176 months

Saturday 5th January
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CyCy said:
I think the 720S is probably amongst the easiest to drive hard, to be honest.
I actually found the Performante a lot easier to drive hard. Because of its 4WD and "less lively" feeling and steering in part, but also because it was slower.

I've not driven an Aventador.

The 720S is just ballistic, and keeps you on your toes if you push it v hard. It's the only car that actually scares me, apart from a race engined F40 (which was even scarier, albeit much slower).

CyCy

141 posts

25 months

Saturday 5th January
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LotusJas said:
I actually found the Performante a lot easier to drive hard. Because of its 4WD and "less lively" feeling and steering in part, but also because it was slower.

I've not driven an Aventador.

The 720S is just ballistic, and keeps you on your toes if you push it v hard. It's the only car that actually scares me, apart from a race engined F40 (which was even scarier, albeit much slower).
Fair one, actually. Haven't driven the Perf yet, only a 488, standard Huracan, and 720S. I guess I didn't quite put across what I meant properly. What I meant was, the 720S felt like it was the easiest car to drive VERY quickly. Even though it's an exhilarating experience, it's just that the car is so damn good, and so bloody capable, it makes my fat arse feel like a driving god. Meanwhile the 488s and Huracans of the world are good cars but a normal pleb like me can't extract that much performance out of them without feeling like I'm gonna die!

br d

7,139 posts

171 months

Sunday 6th January
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LotusJas said:
The 720S is just ballistic, and keeps you on your toes if you push it v hard. It's the only car that actually scares me, apart from a race engined F40 (which was even scarier, albeit much slower).
Is this on a track LJ? Tbh, I don't think a 720S can be pushed very hard on normal roads.

Camlet

1,114 posts

94 months

Sunday 6th January
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a ton of hp + zero skill + cold tyres x inflated ego = big shunt.

very fortunate no one hurt.

andymac01

82 posts

138 months

Monday 7th January
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LotusJas said:
I actually found the Performante a lot easier to drive hard. Because of its 4WD and "less lively" feeling and steering in part, but also because it was slower.

I've not driven an Aventador.

The 720S is just ballistic, and keeps you on your toes if you push it v hard. It's the only car that actually scares me, apart from a race engined F40 (which was even scarier, albeit much slower).
Absolutely, the 720s is hairy unless conditions are perfect, great car, however with the Performante you can throw it around, its much safer, better for the not so accomplished driver, so I am safer in it lol.