McLaren Senna - best hypercars

It's not the most powerful car in our list, but light weight and advanced aerodynamics put the Senna in the hyper club

With an illustrious Formula One heritage, McLaren knows a thing or two about producing cars that offer extreme performance. And while the Senna doesn't have the ultimate power output or a hi-tech four-wheel drive system like some of our hypercar top 10, it still has the ability to run rings around most of the other cars on the list.

It's devoid of the hybrid trickery of the earlier McLaren P1, too, but it has a shape that's formed out of function, as its awkward lines are designed to cut through the air like no other road car. Lightweight carbon fibre construction throughout also means the weight is kept down to around 1,200kg, giving very little mass for the 789bhp, 800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to work against. That means it's capable of 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, and can manage 0-124mph in 6.8 seconds on a closed road.

But then the chassis is designed to deliver searing cornering performance, and the adaptive suspension can be set up to make the Senna corner like no other road-registered car on sale today. It does justice to the F1 legend's name, and is a worthy flagship until McLaren's next supercar, the Speedtail, arrives later this year.

One area where the Senna is on a par with its hypercar brethren is price: at £750,000, it's a track car that only the super-rich can afford.

Best hypercars 2021

  1. 1. McLaren F1
  2. 2. Bugatti Chiron
  3. 3. Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
  4. 4. McLaren Senna
  5. 5. Koenigsegg Agera RS
  6. 6. Pagani Huayra BC
  7. 7. Porsche 918 Spyder
  8. 8. Ferrari LaFerrari
  9. 9. Aston Martin Valkyrie
  10. 10. Bugatti Veyron

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