W​ith only 410 miles, this matte carbon McLaren Senna is an unloved treasure

A​nd its carbon-overload and on SALE!

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Race cars aren’t meant to look stylish. And the McLaren Senna does nothing but substantiate that. This 500-unit-only model was developed as a tribute to arguably one of the greatest racing drivers on the planet - Artyon Senna. Unveiled in late 2017, all units got sold before it made its public debut in 2018. However, one seller has had enough of his track-monster and has now put it up on sale.

Labelled as the 95th unit, this particular McLaren Senna is going up for sale on the car auction website RM Sothebys on January 22, 2021. Thinking of it as an off-the-shelf Senna would be stupidity as this unit carries optional equipment worth over $360,000 - that’s almost half the price of the entire car.

Wondering if the wheels are diamond-studded or the dashboard has a layer of gold? Neither. But what it does have is a Visual Carbon Fibre body or body finished in exposed carbon fibre which makes it look quite rad. Step inside, and you’ll feel like Charlie in the carbon fibre factory as most bits on the inside are finished in it. An exotic component such as that in exorbitant quantities like in this Senna doesn’t come cheap, and McLaren’s monetary demand for this entire carbon package is £170,000 (or $230,500). Again, that’s more than half of the 360k optional add-on package. And did I mention the presence of McLaren’s Track Telemetry package as well? Someone went mad with the options list.

Accompanying the carbon-everywhere treatment are accents of Burton blue, also splashed everywhere. You can spot it on the front bumper, brake callipers, beneath that massive wing, and even on the contrasting stitching on the seats as well as the blue struts of the door. Filling up the remainder of the interior is Alcantara, used rather generously.

Just like the McLaren F1, this specific Senna gets its engine shielded from excessive heat, courtesy of a 24-karat gold plate. Additionally, the previous owner was smart enough to opt for the glass over the rear bulkhead, enabling a better view to the most powerful engine ever installed in a McLaren road car - a 789hp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

Beverly Hills McLaren sold this supercar to the original owner on September 2018. The first service in August 2019 saw a 229-mile odometer reading. September 2020 recorded the second service with just 410 miles on the clock. The auction estimates this Senna with a one-off paint job to fetch a million dollars, with bidders even estimated to push another $300,000 to the sum. But one thing’s for sure, this particular Senna won’t be an eye-sore with that carbon pack.

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