McLaren will unveil a unique version of the Senna at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, which wears a ‘Carbon Theme’ courtesy of the carmaker’s bespoke division, MSO. As you can probably guess, carbon-fibre is a big aspect of the Senna Carbon Theme, where it is used in great abundance.

In total, there are 67 parts that make up the theme, and you’ll find them on nearly every visible body panel as well as inside the cabin. McLaren says it takes almost 1,000 hours to produce the full set, on top of the 300 hours to hand assemble the car.

If that isn’t enough, an additional 250 hours are needed to create the Solar Yellow detailing on the exterior sills, rear wing and front active aero blades. Along with the Laurel Green brake calipers, the yellow-and-green combination is a homage to the helmet colours of the legendary Ayrton Senna.

An interesting addition to the Senna Carbon Theme is the new MSO seven-spoke Hybrid Carbon-Fibre Wheel, which is set to be offered to all 500 Senna customers as an option in the future. Made out of forged aluminium and carbon-fibre, the centre-locking wheel weighs just 7.5 kg (front wheel) each to reduce unsprung weight.

The wheels come in one of two finishes – Diamond Cut or Stealth – while the centre lock wheel nuts get a Memphis Red and Vega Blue satin finish, and are fitted to the left- and right-hand sides of the car, respectively.

The theme continues on the inside, with Laurel Green seen on the door gas strut, contrast stitching on the Carbon Black Alcantara trim and leather centre band on the steering wheel. The seats’ headrests also sport a Senna ‘S’ symbol, mimicking those on the end plates of the rear wing.

The carmaker says “cars commissioned from McLaren Special Operations will take considerably longer to build and carry a financial premium,” which ties in really well with the ‘time is money’ quote.

While a base Senna is priced at 750,000 pounds (about RM4 million), the Carbon Theme applied here adds a “little” under 300,000 pounds (about RM1.6 million) to the price. There will be four more themes for the Senna, which will be displayed digitally at Geneva.

The road-legal track machine is powered by a M840TR 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 789 hp and 800 Nm of torque, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending drive rearwards.

No shortage of performance figures either, with 0-100 km/h taking just 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6.8 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 17.5 seconds, while the top speed is pegged at 340 km/h. Coming to a stop is an equally impressive affair, with 300-0 km/h covering just 215 m, 200-0 km/h in 100 m and 100-0 km/h in 29.5 m. All those aerodynamic features also help provide 800 kg downforce at 250 km/h.