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A track-focused McLaren Senna hypercar reportedly caught fire in the city of Braga, Portugal. Image Credit: Facebook / Paulo Alexandre

It was only a couple of weeks ago when we reported a classic Ferrari F40 catching fire and being burnt to the ground and now a brand-new McLaren Senna has suffered the same fate.

The striking matte purple hypercar was badly damaged after it caught fire in the Portuguese city of Braga. The blaze is believed to have originated in the engine bay of the track-focused machine.

Photos have emerged all over social media showing the aftermath of the fire with several firefighters standing by the McLaren after they had put out the flames.

It is hard to tell from the images just how much damage the hypercar suffered but we guess it would be a lot since the Senna does not have a bonnet or rear hatch which can be easily opened to allow access to the engine.

This is not the first time a Senna has caught fire – back in December 31, 2018, one was destroyed in Los Angeles while in July 2018, another caught fire during a demonstration run at the Austrian Grand Prix.

McLaren had announced a recall for the car in September last year and it was revealed that the engine’s wiring harness could come into contact with a metal link pipe heatshield to cause a fire.

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