Any tanker knows that a ride around the Nurburgring Nordschleife is a very special thing. However, a full ride around green hell in a McLaren Senna is another story. In his latest video, YouTuber and Nurburgring Rosetta Stone Misha Charoudin climbs into the passenger seat of a McLaren Senna for a few laps.
Not surprisingly, the Senna is a real riot around the infamous circuit. While the McLaren’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts), it’s not a complete freak. The British automaker used support systems and superheroes to keep the vehicle on track. When you compare the way the P1 and Senna approach a circuit, it seems to be a completely different experience.
Aside from technology, it’s clear that you always need a brilliant driver to get the best out of the car on the race track. We obviously don’t know how far the car was pushed, but there was clearly some commitment displayed. A notable complex of turns, miss-hit-miss, showed that the driver had the handle he needed to place the car where he wanted.
The video also does a great job showing how wild the tourist experience can be. During these sessions, the track is open as a toll road for paying customers. Since almost anyone can get on the track, this means that there will be slower cars that will have to give way to those behind. The Senna being probably the fastest car on the track, there was a lot of traffic to overtake.
Unfortunately, the rain got up near the end of the video and the duo were forced to slow down to keep the car in one piece. Although the Pirelli Trofeo-R tires fitted to the vehicle are excellent in dry weather, Misha mentioned that they were friends in good weather.
While we’d love to see what Misha could do behind the wheel of the Senna in a future video, share your thoughts with us in the comments below.