Today a million-dollar McLaren Senna caught on fire at the Formula 1 Austrian GP. The car was being driven by former McLaren F1 driver Gerhard Berger. McLaren was performing a pre-race exhibition with the Senna before it burst into flames.
Another Senna that just caught fire in Austria 😶 pic.twitter.com/1scHjrXXZV
— Earl Karanja (@Earlsimxx) June 30, 2019
Here is an email that a McLaren spokesperson sent to The Drive after the incident.
We are aware of the situation regarding the fire damaged McLaren Senna,” a McLaren spokesperson explained to The Drive via email. “McLaren takes any issues with its cars very seriously. We are communicating directly with the customer regarding the issue and cannot speculate or comment on the incident until more information is known”.
Youtuber Salomondrin’s McLaren Senna went viral after it went up in flames several months ago.
The Senna, in essence, is the true definition of what a hypercar is. It is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes 789 horsepower and 590 ft-lbs of torque. It can get to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph.