McLaren's 'Carbon Theme' Makes the Full Carbon Senna Even More Carbonous

McLaren is aware that the Senna's list price is lower than the P1's was six years ago. But no worries, MSO can help you with that.

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The Senna is McLaren's lightest car since the F1 in 1992. That's because it's made entirely of carbon fiber, and contains only so much that it can be road legal. Still, McLaren Special Operations can take the weight shedding even further, using wild, contrasting colors in the process.

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The Senna show car at Geneva will feature one of MSO's five 'Carbon Theme' packages. Each comprises 67 parts that takes nearly 1000 hours to produce. This particular one features yellow and green accents, in reference to Ayrton Senna’s helmet. Those take another 250 hours to apply. Then, there's the 300 hours it takes to hand-assemble the car itself.

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The Senna comes with center-lock alloy wheels featuring nine spokes instead of ten. But if you choose to go for MSO's stuff, you get seven-spoke hybrid carbon fiber wheels instead. Still no hollow carbon, like on a Koenigsegg, but tough and light, for sure.

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The carbon themes add around £300,000 to the 'standard' Senna's £750,000 sticker price. That's only slightly more than what it cost for P1 owners to get their cars re-bodied in visible carbon two years ago, without getting any further upgrades. The same process cost less on a 675LT, because that car could be specced that way before it got built.

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All Ultimate Series McLarens will have proper names instead of just alphanumerics from now on, so keep your fingers crossed for that McLaren Murray (BP23).

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The reason why McLaren can go so wild with its carbon fiber jobs now is that the company just built a brand new composite factory in Sheffield, next door to Rolls-Royce's titanium jet blade plant, and Boeing's Advanced Prototyping facility. It's a high-tech neighborhood, that's for sure.

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The Senna might be road legal, but even its plate holders are removable in order not to compromise the airflow. The interior reflects that.

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This is the control panel of an 800 horsepower car with GT3-exceeding downforce levels and a dry weight of 2641 lbs.

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Those carbon fiber buckets are hollow, thanks to McLaren's ballooned molding process. They weigh 7.38 lbs. There's also a 'touring' variant for large people.

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