McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO revealed Better looking than standard?

Mar 02, 2018, 03:05
McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO revealed Better looking than standard?

Comprising 67 parts, the full body set takes nearly 1,000 hours to produce.

McLaren has revealed images of a new £1m "theme" version of its Senna hypercar that's been put together by the vehicle maker's special operations division.

Coupled with the Laurel Green brake calipers, the yellow detailing is created to pay homage Ayrton Senna's legendary helmet and, by extension, the Brazilian flag.

If that's not enough carbon for you, McLaren is also using Geneva to launch a new carbon fiber wheel option. A yellow centre band is also present on the steering wheel, while Senna "S" logos appear around the auto - just so you know exactly what it is. The cabin is trimmed in Carbon Black Alcantara and S (for Senna) logos feature both inside and out. One of the front fenders proudly displays the Senna brand. The standard wheel is available in three finishes, but the new MSO 7-Spoke, Hybrid Carbon Fibre Wheel is the only alternative design available from McLaren for the vehicle. It weighs in at 16.5 pounds (7.5 kilograms), 10 percent lighter than standard Senna alloys - and helps drop the rotating inertia by around 10-15 percent, for better acceleration, braking and steering. The Memphis Red and Vega Blue satin finish centre lock wheel nuts fitted to respectively the left- and right-hand sides of the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme auto are available now to MSO Bespoke order.

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There are just 500 McLaren Senna models being built, and all are sold.

Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations, said: "With the vehicle having generated so much interest since its unveiling in December, we knew we needed to produce something very special in order to showcase the unique talents of McLaren Special Operations". They will be built by hand over 300 hours at McLaren's Woking factory.

McLaren says that the new ultra-lightweight MSO seven-spoke hybrid carbonfibre wheels that are shown off on this new auto also will be available to order soon as a dealer-fit option. Tucked at the very end of the text, McLaren says that in addition to introducing the Senna, the company will make some sort of "surprise announcement".