Lanzante Teases Tuned McLaren As Homage To Le Mans-Winning F1 GTR
Lanzante specializes in making McLarens even more special, and the company is now launching a limited series of seven LM 25 editions. The model pays homage to the victory of the McLaren F1 GTR prepared by Lanzante (the car illustrated above) at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1995 – 25 years ago.
The company doesn’t offer any further details on what’s to come, but the appearance of the winning car at Le Mans probably offers some clues. Expect the body to be a deep form of black and possibly white accents to evoke the sponsorship of the Tokyo Ueno clinic.
To offer performance similar to that of F1 GTR, a McLaren Senna GTR seems to be the ideal starting point. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 develops an impressive 814 horsepower (607 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton meters). This power is particularly powerful since the vehicle weighs only 2,619 pounds (1,188 kilograms).
The problem with this theory is that McLaren already has customers for the entire production of 75 units of the Senna GTR. However, Lanzante has a close relationship with McLaren and may be able to pull a few strings to get something special. Alternatively, Lanzante could work with seven GTR customers to convert their cars to the LM 25 Edition.
In April, Lanzante launched the personalized P1 GTR-18 with the famous orange and blue Gulf livery. It was directly inspired by the Team Davidoff racing car number 28R F1 GTR. The company planned to build six, but only one obtained the Gulf paint scheme.
In 2018, the company introduced its P1 GT conversion which transformed the P1 GTR on track only into a machine approved for the road. A customer from the Middle East is said to have ordered the work.