The anticipated McLaren Senna is expected to snatch the limelight at the Geneva Motor Show. Just for the show, McLaren put up a McLaren Senna in Visual Carbon Fiber to please the crowd at one of the world’s largest auto shows. The McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is one of five themes developed by MSO.
The Visual Carbon Fiber exterior is the most obvious individual feature of the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO. Comprising 67 parts, the full body set takes almost 1,000 hours to produce. Solar Yellow detailing on the sill exteriors, rear wing and front active aero blades – a process that accounted for almost 250 hours of MSO time, combines with Laurel Green brake calipers in recognition of the helmet colors of the legendary Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver.
McLaren Senna Visual Carbon theme carries into the interior
The colors are carried through to the interior of the car, with the door gas strut in Laurel Green and the contrast stitching on the Carbon Black Alcantara trim on seats, door inners and facia. The steering wheel also has a leather center band in a similar yellow hue.
Both seats feature a Senna ‘S’ on the headrest and the same detail is repeated in satin finish Visual Carbon Fiber on the end plates of the rear wing, a result achieved using a highly specialised process that sees each matt-finished logo embedded into the gloss carbon fibre panel.
MSO carbon fiber wheel options
MSO is also taking the opportunity to introduce a new McLaren Senna wheel option in Geneva. 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 car. The center-lock wheel is a forged aluminium/carbon fiber rim component that at 7.5kg (front wheel) without a tyre fitted, 10 per cent lighter than normal.
Benefitting dynamic performance by reducing unsprung weight, the carbon fiber hybrid wheels offer a 10-15 per cent reduction in rotating inertia, improving acceleration, braking and steering responses.
The MSO 7-Spoke Hybrid Carbon Fiber Wheel, which also offers McLaren Senna customers a further opportunity to personalise their purchase, is a retailer-fit only option that will be available to order soon in either Diamond Cut or Stealth finish. The Memphis Red and Vega Blue satin finish center lock wheel nuts fitted to respectively the left- and right-hand sides of the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme car are available now to MSO Bespoke order.
Legalized for road use, the new McLaren Senna was designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit and as a result has an uncompromised performance focus that is reflected in its appearance. The aggressive looks are the strongest expression yet of McLaren’s ‘form follows function’ philosophy and McLaren Special Operations is already seeing significant interest from McLaren Senna buyers wanting to make their cars even more distinctive.
Just 500 examples of the McLaren Senna will be produced and all are already assigned. Each vehicle is priced at 750,000 pounds and will be hand-assembled by specialists at the McLaren Production Center in Woking, UK, in a process taking close to 300 hours. Cars commissioned from MSO will take considerably longer to build and carry a financial premium; the bespoke personalization carried out on the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO, for example, adds a little under 300,000 pounds to the price.