The car without gold chrome costs $1.5 million alone
It's little wonder why McLaren named one of its most coveted supercars after F1 great Ayrton Senna. The bold Brazilian was arguably the greatest racer of his time, winning three world titles while driving a McLaren, after all. Hence, the Senna is every bit as original as the legendary racer that inspired the build. But while pretty much every super-rare Senna created by McLaren featured a carbon fiber exterior, one video released Saturday revealed the first of its kind to show off a chrome gold body that would have luxury car fans frothing at the bit.
YouTube website The TFJJ boasts a reputation for showing off supercars
Chrome Gold McLaren with gullwing doors
YouTube website The TFJJ boasts a reputation for showing off supercars in the best light possible. Even in darkness, these folks manage to find a way to make their favorite subjects shine amidst all the other four-wheelers sharing the road in Knightsbridge, London. With the gull-wing doors wide open, they offer spectators a glimpse of the interior, including the driver's side. Everything is state-of-the-art, although rather spartan. Besides the digital gauges and flatscreen console, the rest of the dash is barren. McLaren built this Senna for racing, not just for gazing.
Still, while emitting a dull roar through the streets of London after hours, the chrome gold exterior projects an opulent aura, forcing other vehicles to bathe in this McLaren's glow. But we can tell this Senna's getting frustrated, puttering at urban speeds further reduced by traffic volume. One alley shot captures the frustrated roar of the McLaren revving up to show folks what this thing is really made of.
A carbon-fiber McLaren Senna goes roughly for $1.5 million
McLaren Senna takes to streets
As shiny as this Senna is, even when illuminated by London's comparatively dim streetlights, this is one street-legal show pony itching to show its prowess as a mean, mechanical thoroughbred. Its 4.0-liter 789 hp V8 engine with a seven-speed manual transmission enables this McLaren to deliver all that power to the rear wheels and hit 60 mph from a standing start in 2.7 seconds.
A carbon-fiber McLaren Senna goes roughly for $1.5 million. But with all that gold chrome on this version, the price is likely considerably higher. How much? Well calculate the number of ounces of gold required for the exterior, then multiply by the ever-so-fluctuating gold market price that roughly stands at $1,600 an ounce. But then, as every upper-crust supercar owner would say, if you have to ask, you can't afford one.