Former F1 Driver Crashes Super Rare McLaren Senna LM

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A mere 20 Senna LMs were made, and now one less is on the road.

The McLaren Senna LM is one of the rarest cars on the planet, with only around 20 of them built as a tribute to the legendary F1 LM. For this reason, owners will probably want to keep them in perfect condition. Sadly, that hasn't been the case for a Senna LM that was crashed in Monaco, with pictures shared by a social media user going by the name of Rob Gilles.

According to the comment thread on the images, the car is believed to have been owned by former F1 driver, Adrian Sutil. The German previously drove for the Spyker F1 team.

Rob Gilles/Instagram
Rob Gilles/Instagram
Rob Gilles/Instagram

Although it's unconfirmed if Sutil was in fact behind the wheel at the time of the crash, at least the passenger compartment has remained largely intact, so we hope that no serious injuries were sustained. The car is a mangled mess, though, with everything ahead of the cracked windshield totally destroyed as it made contact with a street pole, presumably at quite some speed.

The regular McLaren Senna already sells for over $1 million bucks, so one can only imagine just what an expensive accident this was and how uncomfortable the call to that insurer is going to be. A sad clip of the LM being towed away on a flat-bed is a sorry sight indeed.

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Although not much is known about the Senna LM, it's allegedly based on the Senna GTR but is street legal. Based on the GTR's outputs, the mangled LM you see here is packing around 814 horsepower and 590 lb-ft from its 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8. With its mid-engined layout and the bulk of the damage restricted to the front of the car, hopefully another use can be found for that brilliant V8 engine.

If Sutil's Senna LM can't be saved, maybe he can find some solace in purchasing a new LM 25 Edition of the Senna GTR, which is expected to be built by Lazante, a racing team based in the UK. Although, it'll probably take a while before he forgets the day his Senna LM met its fate.

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Source Credits: Rob Gilles/Instagram

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