Five special McLaren Senna GTR LM models have just been unveiled by the British car manufacturer.
The five special Senna GTR LMs have been created to celebrate the five McLaren F1 GTRs that dominated the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. All examples have been built by McLaren Special Operations and each comes with their own unique paint scheme.
Each of the cars has been designed to mimic the look of the F1 GTRs that finished in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 13th during the Le Mans 24 Hours. It took MSO at least 800 hours to paint each of the five Senna GTR LMs. McLaren also had to ask for special permission from companies such as Gulf and Harrods, as well as Le Mans organizer the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) to create various logos and trademarks. The only piece of vinyl on the exterior is a recreated scrutineering sticker on the roof of each car.
The first is the McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/1, created as a homage to McLaren F1/01R often known as ‘The Ueno Clinic car’ that won Le Mans in 1995. MSO has been able to perfectly replicate the iconic charcoal grey paint of the race car and has even been able to replicate the car’s various driving lamps (not pictured).
Second is the Senna GTR LM 825/6 known as ‘The Harrods car.’ The F1 it pays homage to was driven by Andy Wallace, Derek Bell and Justin Bell and could have won the race but experienced a transmission issue and had to limp home in 3rd. It had a bright yellow livery with a bold green stripe. The MSO team has painted the Senna in Solar Yellow while the stripe is finished in Heritage Green
Third is McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/2, created as a homage to McLaren F1/02R also known as ‘The Gulf car.’ This F1 finished in fourth at the iconic endurance race and the memorable Gulf Racing blue has been replicated. It also features OZ Racing wheels and Ayrton Senna’s signature has been recreated on the rear quarter of the bodywork.
Paying homage to McLaren F1/07R, better known as ‘The Jacardi car,’ is Senna GTR LM 825/7. It has a royal blue livery and also includes logos from Elf, the French oil company that sponsored the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours. Last but not least is Senna GTR LM 825/5, a homage to F1/05R that finished 13th in the race. This car took the longest to paint as it uses extensive airbrushing to include pole position lap times and various Le Mans branding cues.
The five special cars are being delivered to customers in the United States, Europe, and the UK.
“The incredible cars of the McLaren Senna GTR LM collection are an exceptionally fitting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Le Mans victory in 1995,” McLaren chief executive Mike Flewitt said in a statement. “That achievement is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest endurance racing performances of all time, but for McLaren its importance was even greater because it demonstrated an immediate and undeniable connection between the racing DNA of our brand and the start of our road car journey.”