The McLaren Senna is the most focused and hardcore road car the company has ever built and takes the company’s form-follows-function mantra to the extreme. Weighing just 1,198kg and using a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 cranked up to 789bhp, it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.8secs. 

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This is what happens when you let engineers and not designers build a new car – yes, it carries the iconic name of one of the greatest F1 drivers who ever lived, but this isn't a Fiat Stilo Schumacher special edition, it does the Senna name justice. 

Speak to McLaren and the Senna is definitely its own car, it's not a replacement for the P1. But when the numbers look like this, it's hard not to draw some comparisons. The next job is getting behind the wheel and going for a drive...

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