Now we all know that the Mclaren Senna is set to debut next week at the Geneva Motorshow next week, and thanks to the anonymity of the internet we also know that even going into the World Debut that Mclaren already has a customer for all their 750,000 GBP Mclaren Sennas’ (Thats, Rs6,75 Crore in Indian Rupees). So what they have done instead is wheel out optional extras’ from their Mclaren Special Operations unit for people who have already bought the Senna to put on their cars. Of the lot, there’s one 300,000 GBP (an additional Rs 2.7 crores on the Senna’s retail price) option that stands out. It’s called the Carbon Theme, and it comprises of 67 pieces of carbon panels made of immaculate carbon weave. According to Mclaren, they take a total of 1000 man-hours to create!
Even, the yellow and green paint scheme on the Senna takes 250 man hours to assemble and represents a tribute to Aryton Senna’s race helmet. Now naturally you can’t go expecting all this pedantic attention to detail to come cheap or quick, Mclaren have warned that this lot of MSOs will “take considerably longer to build and carry a financial premium. The bespoke personalisation carried out on the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO, for example, adds a little under £300,000 to the price.”
Now in case, the MSOs stock package, still feels like a factory-project, the MSO has some Skunkwork parts on offer as well. Including the optional carbon fibre wheels, instead of the already featherweight forged alloys. Mclaren say that the front wheels weigh 7.5kgs sans the tyre, which is about 750 gm less than the stock wheels! Which is not a lot, I mean, unless your a Formula One Driver.
Mclaren will also be bringing the Carbon themed Senna to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show that begins next week, along with what they say is going to be a big surprise announcement!