Mclaren Presents Visual Carbon Fiber-Bodied Senna Supercar From MSO
the mclaren ‘senna’ is ready to be unveiled at the 88th geneva motor show as it bares all to appear in visual carbon fiber. the visual carbon fiber exterior is the most obvious individual feature of the carbon theme. comprising 67 parts, the supercar’s full body set takes almost 1,000 hours to produce. solar yellow detailing on the sill exteriors, rear wing and front active aero blades combines with laurel green brake calipers in recognition of the helmet colours of the legendary brazilian formula one racing driver.
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the colors are carried through to the interior of the mclaren ‘senna’ , 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 centre 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, achieved using a specialized process that sees each matt-finished logo embedded into the gloss carbon fiber panel.
mclaren special operations also introduces a new mclaren senna wheel option in geneva. the standard wheel is available in three finishes, but the MSO seven-spoke, hybrid carbon fiber wheel is the only alternative design for the car. the center-lock wheel is a forged aluminum/carbon fiber rim component that at 7.5kg (front wheel) without a tire fitted, is up to 10 per cent lighter than the standard-fit wheel.
legalized for road use, but not sanitiszed to suit it, the mclaren ‘senna’ was designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit and as a result has an uncompromized performance focus that is reflected in its appearance. the aggressive looks are the strongest expression of mclaren’s ‘form follows function’ philosophy.
just 500 examples of the ‘senna’ supercar will be produced and all are already assigned.