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McLaren Senna sets street-legal production car lap record at Interlagos

The hypercar covered the 2.677 mile track in 1:37:856

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The McLaren Senna set the lap record at The Autódromo José Carlos Pace (aka Interlagos) in São Paulo, Brazil, for street-legal production cars by covering the 2.677-mile track in in 1:37:856. Driver Ricardo Maurcion set the track record on the first lap with a 1:41:422, 1.6-seconds faster than the previous record, and then dropped the lap record to 1:37:856.

“It was sensational! I had been told that the car was exciting to drive, and it proved real on track,” said Ricardo Mauricion. “It is very powerful, with a very strong torque and acceleration.”

McLaren Senna, McLaren Senna sets street-legal production car lap record at Interlagos, ClassicCars.com Journal
McLaren Senna continues to break track performance records for street-legal production cars

The McLaren Senna is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces a factory-rated 789 bhp and 590 lbs-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.7-seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.89-seconds and 0-186 mph in 18.8-seconds. The Senna’s top speed is 208 mph, with active aerodynamics creating 1,763.7 pounds of downforce.

McLaren Senna, McLaren Senna sets street-legal production car lap record at Interlagos, ClassicCars.com Journal
McLaren Senna at Interlagos

Setting the pace at Interlagos is one of numerous laps records the Senna holds as a street-legal production car:

· Grand Course at NCM Motorsports Park: 2:02:86

· NCM West Circuit at NCM Motorsports Park: 1:23:24

· Grand Course at Virginia International Raceway: 2:34:9

· WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca: 1:27:62 (the first production car with a sub-1:28 lap)

McLaren Senna, McLaren Senna sets street-legal production car lap record at Interlagos, ClassicCars.com Journal
McLaren Senna

McLaren began production of the Senna in 2019 and built 500 units of the track-focused hypercar. It’s named in honor of Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna who won his three world championships with the McLaren Formula One Team.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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