Spring in Chicago is usually very turbulent. In winter’s wake we are left with potholes the size of crock-pots and periodic downpours that would leave Moses scribbling new ark designs. It’s only near the end of May where we are greeted with superb motoring weather before things get too hot.
Imagine to our surprise this Mother’s Day weekend when our friends at Chicagoland Petrolheads and Car Spotters were spotting the latest most extreme supercar McLaren has to offer prowling the streets and highways of the NW Side of Chicago. The area was greeted earlier that morning by window rattling storms littering the streets with branch debris, we can’t imagine McLaren telling their test driver: “Hey uh Bob, if the weather clears up, can you take the multi thousand dollar one of a kind prototype out for a spin in Chicago traffic?”
Well the weather did clear up and first spot was clocked in by Eric Satsatin on Foster and I-90:
This was followed later by Chris Feldman westbound on i90:
In the picture above we can clearly see it says “Prototype Vehicle” at the bottom. This is interesting to see as we are still in prototype stage yet all 500 copies to be built have already been sold.
And last but not least to not be outdone Ahmad Jibril Alrashadeh caught a glimpse of it near O’Hare / Rosemont area.
Here are some specs of the new McLaren Senna from the manufacturer to reinforce our excitement.
PRICE $958,966 (base)
ENGINE 4.0.L DOHC 32-valve twin-turbo V-8/789 hp @ 7,250 rpm, 590 lb-ft @ 6,700 rpm
TRANSMISSION 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
LAYOUT 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine, RWD coupe
EPA MILEAGE N/A
L x W x H 186.8 x 77.1 x 48.4 in
WHEELBASE 105.0 in
WEIGHT 2,900 lb (est)
0-60 MPH 2.7 sec
TOP SPEED 211 mph
Did anybody else spot it? Please let us know in the comments below!