More pictures have emerged of McLaren's track-focussed hypercar being put through its paces as it undergoes the final stages of testing. Since it was last spotted in the wild, quite a few details have emerged, all serving to reinforce just how incredible the Senna ought to be.
A few examples? Thanks to the combination of 800hp and 590lb ft, the Senna reaches 62 from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, hitting 124mph a mere four seconds later and completing the quarter mile in 9.9. Peak downforce is 800kg - 40 per cent more than a P1 - and that gigantic rear wing can support over 500kg of it, despite only weighing 5kg itself.
All this, Woking says, in pursuit of offering "the purest connection yet between driver and car of any road-legal McLaren".
Now this is a spot, isn't it? With the furore around McLaren's most track focusedproduct having appeared to die down over the festive period, here it is captured on the public road. And without further details on it, that probably means another opportunity to discuss the styling...
Looks bonkers, doesn't it? Like something driven off a film set onto the London orbital motorway. That wing and rear diffuser look even more ludicrous against the tedious reality of a camera gantry and a central reservation, the impact of both heightened after fairly staid original shots. While the profile is quite recognisably McLaren, the Senna is patently wilder than anything else from Woking so far. In case you hadn't noticed. And dare we say there's a hint of Lamborghini Centenario to the back of it?
Note too the incredible visibility that's become a McLaren hallmark: you can see in almost right to the centre console from two lanes away and the A-pillar is narrow. Perhaps most strikingly of all though is the change a colour swap has affected; in black rather than orange the Senna is meaner, angrier and more brutal. And, let's be honest, it helps disguise some of those aero elements that, while no doubt helping to make the car sensational to drive, probably haven't helped initial public reaction. It's got presence, certainly. We'll have ours with McLaren Orange calipers though, please.
Huge thanks to PHer 'anytimespy' on Instagram for sending this over; expect more from McLaren on the car very soon.