Just when you thought there can’t be a more extreme road-legal McLaren, the company announced it will present a bespoke Senna Carbon Theme, developed in cooperation with McLaren Special Operations (MSO), during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next week. It is one of five themes to be developed by the division.
Naturally, as the name implies, the most striking feature of this special edition supercar is the complete body kit, made of carbon fiber. McLaren says it comprises of 67 parts and takes almost 1,000 hours to produce. The detailing in Solar Yellow alone accounted for roughly 250 hours of work.
The color combination, which includes black main hue with the aforementioned yellow detailing on the sill exteriors, rear wing, and front active aero blades, as well as Laurel Green brake calipers, is carried through the interior. The black Alcantara sports seats have contrasting yellow stitching, while the doors gas struts are in Laurel Green.
The Senna Carbon Theme also introduces a new wheel option for the model. The new seven-spoke Hybrid Carbon Fiber Wheel, made by MSO, will be shown in Geneva. It’s a center-lock wheel, made of forged aluminum and carbon fibre, and weighs only 16.5 pounds (7.5 kilograms) without a tire fitted, about 10 percent lighter than the standard Senna wheels. This in turn reduces the rotating inertia by around 10-15 percent, improving acceleration, braking and steering responses.
“The McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO at the Geneva Motor Show is exactly the kind of project we thrive on delivering and once customers have had the opportunity to view it in person, I would not be at all surprised to see a rise in expressions of interest for MSO Visual Carbon Fiber cars similar to this one,” Ansar Ali, managing director at MSO, commented.
Power for the Senna Carbon Theme is provided by the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that is found under the hood of the “regular” Senna. Its 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque propel the car from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.8 seconds.