Fans of McLaren are sure to be excited as the company has revealed it will be presenting a bespoke Senna Carbon Theme during the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This is one of the five themes that are being developed in partnership with McLaren Special Operations.
As implied by the name, the most striking feature of this model is the complete body kit, all of which is composed of carbon fiber. In addition, the company revealed that this special edition supercar has a total of 67 parts, all of which took an estimated 1,000 hours to make. The Solar Yellow detailing for example took around 250 hours of work.
The black main hue and yellow detailing can be seen on the front active aero blades, the sill exteriors, and the rear wing. This particular color combination on the outside can also be seen on the interior particularly on the Alcantara sports seats in black contrasted by the yellow stitching. Its steering wheel even has a leather centre band in the same yellow hue. While the exterior has the Laurel Green brake calipers, the inside has the doors gas struts in the same color.
McLaren disclosed that this Senna Carbon Theme will also bring with it a new wheel option. Made by MSO as well is the seven-spoke Hybrid Carbon Fiber Wheel. Composed of carbon fiber and forged aluminum, this center-lock wheel, without a tire fitted to it, weighs around 16.5 pounds (7.5 kilograms). Compared to the standard Senna wheels, this is lighter by as much as 10%. Lower weight also means rotating inertia is reduced around 10% to 15% and thus, improvements are seen in the steering responses, acceleration, and braking.
Powering this special edition model is the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, the same one that powers the standard Senna. Output is at 789 hp (588 kW) with peak torque amounting to 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). This allows for acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds.
Talking about this special edition model, MSO Managing Director Ansar Ali said that this is the type of project that the company lives to deliver. Once customers get the chance to see it in person, it would not come as a surprise that interest in MSO Visual Carbon Fiber models like this one will increase.
McLaren revealed that only 500 units of the McLaren Senna will be developed and all of them have already been assigned. Priced at £750,000, each model is hand-assembled by specialists working at the McLaren Production Centre located in Woking, Surrey, England. Cars that have been commissioned from MSO will clearly take longer to produce while also come with a premium price. The Senna Carbon Theme for example is projected to add around £300,000 to the base price.