McLaren Senna exposes exotic carbon fiber body

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McLaren Senna exposes exotic carbon fiber body

Now one of those very very rich and lucky customers has asked for all the lovely carbon fiber wrapping around the body to be left exposed and McLaren will show off the vehicle at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

According to MSO, the carbon finish you see here took nearly 1000 hours to produce.

The colours are carried through to the interior of the auto, 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 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 vehicle are available now to MSO Bespoke order. Additionally, the yellow accents on the front aero blades, exterior door sills and the rear wing in combination with the green brake callipers are elements that were chosen as a tribute to Ayrton Senna's helmet colours.

McLaren says the Senna Carbon Theme by MSO takes almost 1,000 hours to produce.

The cabin features a similar number of updates like yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel band and door panels. Made out of forged aluminium and carbon-fibre, the centre-locking wheel weighs just 7.5 kg (front wheel) each to reduce unsprung weight.

With a £300,000 price tag for the MSO work alone, making this a £1.05m machine, the bespoke transformation doesn't come cheaply.

Known as the Senna Carbon Theme by McLaren Special Operations, the limited edition hyper vehicle features unique exposed carbon fiber and yellow and green exterior accents.

In its press release introducing the Carbon Black Senna, McLaren also hinted at something special at the Geneva Motor Show. MSO also says that the wheel offers a 10-15 percent reduction in rotating inertia, helping acceleration, deceleration and cornering.

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". McLaren will build just 500 units of the Senna, and every one is already spoken for. This on top of the 300 hours it takes to hand-assemble each auto.

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