The cherry on top is that it goes from 0-62 mph (100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds. To say this is a fast car would be the understatement of the day. It's also not that heavy, weighing 2,886 lbs (1,309 kg).
McLaren only made 500 of these babies, and one of the best things about it is the nameplate itself, which comes as a tribute to the legendary Ayrton Senna da Silva. Under McLaren, the Brazillian driver won three World Drivers' Championships in '88, '90, and '91. Behind the wheel is Mat Watson from the "carwow" YouTube channel.
Its rival is the Lexus RC F, which, sadly, doesn't stand for "remote-controlled." However, this isn't your average RC F, but a highly modified drifting machine driven by five-time Middle Eastern drift champion Ahmad Daham.
Under its carbon fiber hood lies another legend, the 2JZ engine that can produce up to 1,183 hp (1,200 ps) with 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. It weighs just a bit more than the Senna, rated at 2,976 lbs. (1,350 kg), but that's not the real issue. The modified RC F wasn't designed to go in a straight line, whereas the Senna was born to race on a track.
Now that we're done with the introductions, let's get to the main event and see how they performed.
The Lexus reacted slower to the start signal during the first attempt, but the McLaren took off like a rocket ship. According to Ahmad, there was some miscommunication at hand, which would explain his lack of reaction in the first place.
After they got their bearings, they went at it again. This time, they both started simultaneously, but the RC F had wheelspin from the 1st through 4th gear, so he lost again by quite a margin.
Then, they went for it twice more, but nothing changed, proving that the McLaren Senna was untouchable for that day, finishing the sandy 1/4-mile in 10.7 seconds. The Lexus RC F managed to cross the finish line in 11.2 seconds.
The customary 1/2-mile roll races ensued, where surprise, surprise, the Senna won every event without a hitch.
While the entire day was one-sided, the overall entertainment value of the event was a sight to behold.