The hypercar has been customised by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division. The show car features bare carbon-fibre bodywork, with flashes of yellow and green across the exterior and interior, paying tribute to the car’s namesake, Ayrton Senna. Senna’s racing helmet was finished in yellow, green and black. No performance upgrades have been applied to the 800hp, 800Nm hypercar by MSO.
The Carbon Theme pack is one of five available from MSO for the Senna and adds seven-spoke carbon-fibre and aluminium wheels that weigh 10 percent lesser than the standard wheels and are now available across all Sennas. The wheels also have different-coloured wheel nuts for left and right wheels. The carmaker remains tight-lipped on the other four themes for the Senna.
The MSO personalisation requires 250 man-hours for just the yellow detailing on the sills, wing and front bodywork, alone. The brake calipers are finished in a Laurel Green.
Inside, there's black Alcantara upholstery for the seats, but the colour flourishes continue, with the seat stitching, speakers and steering wheel centre strip finished in yellow, while the door gas strut matches the brake calipers' green shade.
MSO boss Ansar Ali said: “With the car having generated so much interest since its unveiling, in December, we knew we needed to produce something very special in order to showcase the unique talents of MSO. I would not be at all surprised to see a rise in expressions of interest for MSO Visual carbon-fibre cars similar to this one.”
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Volvo boss Håkan Samuelsson has provided a glimpse of the all-new S60 by revealing an image of the camouflaged sedan undergoing testing in Norway.
Samuelsson confirmed the S60 will go into production later this year at the company’s new factory in South Carolina, US. The plant, which has a maximum capacity of 100,000 cars per year, has been under development since January 2016. The next XC90 will also be built there.
Unlike the V60, the S60 will not appear at the Geneva motor show, but will be shown at a later date. Volvo remains tight-lipped on exactly when, but it's likely to be revealed in a few months, given the heavy camouflage in the pictured development car. It'll be built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as Volvo's other larger cars, as well as the V60.
The V60, the 'Versatile' estate version of the S60 was leaked ahead of its official Geneva motor show launch, showing the car's side-on and rear-end styling. The front styling of the S60 and V60 will likely be identical.
In shots of the development car, the V60’s design was clear to see through the heavy camouflage, with obvious reference to larger models in Volvo’s line-up which were styled by former Volvo head of design - now Polestar CEO - Thomas Ingenlath.
Specs of the new S60 will mirror that of the XC60, with Momentum spec at the entry level and R-Design Pro at the top. Inscription will be in the middle. Engines will match those of the V60 - 158hp and 190hp D3 and D4 units, as well as a 245hp T5 petrol, while the range will be topped by a 340hp T6 Twin Engine plug-in, and a T4 petrol later in the car's life cycle.
Safety kit will also match that of the XC60, meaning that when it hits the market in early 2019, it’s likely to be the safest car in the class. The XC60 was declared the safest car ever tested by Euro NCAP last year, achieving a 95 percent overall score. It is equipped with safety systems that are more advanced than Euro NCAP currently tests on cars.
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Lewis Hamilton topped the final day of the opening 2018 Formula 1 pre-season test at Barcelona for Mercedes. The world champion used medium tyres to demote McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne from the top of the order, the Belgian having set the pace with a sequence of runs on hypersofts shortly after the track dried.
Hamilton had briefly moved ahead of Vandoorne earlier in the afternoon, but he had that lap taken away for missing the final chicane and finally took over at the head of the order 45 minutes later. Vandoorne's time on the softest tyre, set following a flurry of activity as everybody switched to slicks, was good enough to hold on for second on the day, half a second down on Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel was third fastest with a lap on soft tyres - the compound he used for most of the dry running - while Kevin Magnussen put Haas fourth with a series of runs on the supersoft tyre.
After completing 110 laps Vandoorne handed over the McLaren to Fernando Alonso for the final few hours, and the Spaniard added another 51 laps to the 62 he had completed prior to the final day and rounded out the top five.
In total, 15 of F1's 20 drivers were in action at some point during the day, with Renault, Williams, Mercedes and Sauber all joining McLaren in giving track time to both of their drivers. That was because the weather was much improved, despite a wet start. Temperatures were much higher - around 13-15C for most of the day - allowing teams to begin the process of making up for the time lost to the cold weather on the first three days of this test.
One team not able to add significant mileage was Red Bull. Max Verstappen spent most of the morning in the garage. He completed 35 laps, mostly on the medium tyre, and shortly after switching to the soft compound and setting two personal best sectors, he brought out the red flags with a trip into the gravel at Turn 12.
The car was returned to the Red Bull garage, with mechanics carefully trying to hide its floor from the view of cameras, but Verstappen did not return to action before the chequered flag and ended the day with him as the ninth quickest.
Williams' timing of its driver change meant Sergey Sirotkin was the only driver not to set a time on slick tyres, leaving him adrift at the bottom of the order behind the two Saubers.
F1 teams now have a four-day break from track action before the final pre-season test starts at the same venue on March 6.
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Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) has brought out a new off-road utility vehicle, for the US market, named the Roxor. The carmaker is trying to leverage its image as a maker of agricultural and utility vehicles in the USA and will assemble the new model in Detroit. Besides being sold as a side by side or utility vehicle (classified as an off-highway vehicle in the US), Mahindra will also supply the vehicle to the US Federal postal service.
The new off-roader looks like the Mahindra Thar, from the grille to the wheel arches, which isn't surprising considering the Roxor is based on the Thar. Hence, the Roxor features a steel body on a boxed steel frame. It is powered by a 64hp, 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and a five-speed manual gearbox.
Meant to be a hardy vehicle in the mould of the Thar, the Roxor gets four-wheel-drive as standard. As it falls in the off-highway category of motor vehicles in the US, top speed is limited to 72kph. Mahindra is trying to position the Roxor as a rival to other side by sides like the Polaris RZR ATV and the Kawasaki Mule Pro series. Interestingly, while others in the segment typically use smaller two-cylinder engines and all-round independent suspension, Mahindra have used a four-cylinder engine and simpler leaf sprung rigid axles at the front and rear. Another interesting bit is the use of a five-slat grille on the Roxor, unlike the typical seven-slat grille of Mahindra’s current vehicles, also seen on Jeeps.
For the first six months, the two-seat Roxor will be offered with few customisation options. However, everything from the exterior and interior colours, safari seats and back seats and ride heights to the hard tops, winches and side enclosures will be offered with a high level of personalisation. In fact, buyers will be able to select from over 900 paint shades.
Mahindra will not retail the Roxor through a standard dealership network, but instead through a new powersports dealer network, which would help it tap into the powersports market. The model is the Indian carmakers first from the new assembly plant in southeast Michigan. There is no word on when the Roxor will launch officially in the US, though Mahindra is expected to share more details on that towards the end of this month.
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