Just back from the Geneva Motor Show and, well, you gotta start somewhere so let’s start big. With McLaren. McLaren introduced the Senna. The Senna is essentially a track hypercar. It has a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 capable of 800PS and 800Nm, which translates into an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne (659bhp). Nought to 124mph (0-200km/h) is dealt with in 6.8 seconds and it has a top speed of 211mph (340km/h).
It looks dazzling and more importantly, it has arguably one of the most evocative names ever.
McLaren also introduced… a watch. Built in partnership with Richard Mille, it’s called RM50-03 and it is astounding. The RM 50-03 McLaren F1 (that is its official name) is the world’s lightest split-seconds tourbillon chronograph, made from a mix of graphene, titanium and carbon, it only weighs 40 grams. Production should remain limited to only 75 pieces for a cool…
well, actually, you know what they say. If you gotta ask for the price…
Geneva, March 2018
GIMS, the Geneva Motor Show opens today. 8-18 March, 2018
text and photo credit: Ale Renesis
photo credit (watch): McLaren press