McLaren Senna

Bluey

Bluey

This is (These are) the McLaren Senna. Basically, this car is a 2019 British take on the Ferrari F40. Loud, brutal, blindingly fast, exceedingly rare, likely to kill you or die trying. We saw two of these unicorns yesterday morning in Scottsdale.

Bluey is my favorite. The orangey slats inside the front intake area are active airfoils that adjust the downforce on the front axle to balance with the rear downforce of that giant rear wing. It’s like a color-coded flow chart to follow the air and visualize all the processes the styling contemplated and manages. The high school car geek fanboy still within me approves.

Infinity purple

Infinity purple

The purple - er, “BLACK AMETHYST“ one might be the car that sold a week ago at Barrett-Jackson for a million three-ish *(before commission).. I didn’t check the VIN to see if it was #5 of 500. Hopefully not, because of the dealer plate. One hopes this car will be driven, but a dealer paying over sticker sounds like car-flipping a future trailer queen. In other words, the same hermetically sealed Beanie Baby fate that befell so many F40s probably awaits this future line item in an investment portfolio. Sigh..

OTOH, if this is fresh off the boat and never titled and ready for a first owner, there is still hope that it will lead the life of a car. It’s already been sprinkled on, and got a bit of the Roxbury from the fanboys, so it’s broken in like new white Chuck Taylors that that asshole from second hour stepped on just to smudge up the newness.