It is fair to say that McLaren’s latest, fastest road car has attracted comments from both ends of the spectrum following its unveiling last weekend. There’s the stuff we approve of, particularly what appears to be an extreme likelihood that, in lap time terms, this is probably the quickest car ever to be put into production by a mainstream manufacturer. And there’s the stuff that a sizeable constituency of online respondents appears not to like at all, mainly its appearance.
Thank Frankel It's Friday: The McLaren Senna is ugly and it doesn't matter
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.