MSO McLaren Senna GTRs a Tribute to 1995 Le Mans Racers
McLaren pays homage to its success at Le Mans 1995 with five special edition Senna GTR models. These cars feature special colors as well as unique interiors. In addition, they offer a healthy increase in horsepower over the standard track car.
British automaker’s bespoke division, McLaren Special Operations, spent at least 800 hours painting each of the individual liveries. These mirror the liveries of the F1 GTRs which placed first, third, fourth, fifth and 13th in McLaren’s very first Le Mans race. Golden brake calipers and wishbones are reminiscent of the original F1 GTR. To spice things up even more, the cars get new wheels and LM dual-outlet hoses.
The homage to the No.59 first place finish features the original car’s charcoal gray livery and unique high beams. McLaren graced the third-place car with a solar yellow paint job and green stripes. The fourth-place replica features a Gulf 95 blue exterior with orange stripes; fifth place gets a brighter Le Mans Blue paint job, and the 13th place replica comes in a light gray livery with race trophies and lap times painted on the outside. This latter vehicle took the longest time to paint, with several thousand hours spent on the project.
Under the sheet metal, the McLaren Senna GTR LM is equipped with a familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. This unit delivers 833 hp, an increase of 20 hp over the standard GTR. Peak torque remains at 590 lb-ft, but more torque is delivered at lower revs.
The Special Editions come with six-point racing harnesses, carbon fiber racing seats and racing steering wheels. These wheels have anodized gold gearshift paddles and control knobs. The models also receive special dedication plaques. Engravings on the carbon fiber door sills provide information about the 1995 Le Mans twin of each car.
McLaren will deliver the Senna GTR LM editions to owners in the US, UK and Europe. The automaker doesn’t share the prices, but we expect owners to pay a lot more than they would for a regular Senna GTR, which cost around $ 1.4 million.