Need Good Suggestions for Senna Spec Submission
I'm going to need to put in a beginning spec for a Senna. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on this? I've seen about 25 different renders including the ones that will be shown at Geneva.
I think I will go with a dark color and have MSO experiment with the parts that can be easily taken off of the car (not body panels) and have those wrapped in plastic in a contrasting color. I'm sure there will be a lot of trial and error going on and because of the design complexity I didn't want to lock into one permanent render.
I had a chance to take delivery of a black VP ( Validation prototype) model but passed because it could not be a US spec. The first Senna will arrive in the US a little before car week for Monterey. First seen at Quail then Pebble.
I've looked at renders and it will have dry carbon fiber along with gloss paint. Something that is not available at the moment. The car will be presented at Pebble Beach and will take to some tracks afterward in Cali.
I am leaning towards a cf or painted panel instead of the clear lower window in the doors.
Owing to the aerodynamic dictates of the door shape (both thinness and curvature), it was not going to be possible to have a normal height window that lowered to within the door frame. Hence the F1-style, shallow lowering windows.
That meant that the the interior of the lower door would be unused, i.e., have no window rails, motor or lowering apparatus inside it.
Subsequently, someone on the team said, "If that area is going to be unused, how about if we put a window in it? Some people might like that."
As the designer told me this, although this only my impression, I thought that he agreed that from McLaren's point of view the lower window option was a profit opportunity for McLaren rather than being something that improved the car.
After writing this the other day I figure since the lower window is a feature of the Senna I might go with it. Maybe the lower window will help those not very good at driving. Someone sent me this video of a P1 getting hung up on a curb. Leno was there too. Thing is the window weighs more than cf there.
Trying to reduce the effect of the proboscis nose of the car. lol