McLaren is paying tribute to its success at the 1995 Le Mans with five special edition Senna GTR models. These cars boast special liveries as well as unique interiors. Plus, they offer a healthy boost in power over the standard track car.
The 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 that placed first, third, fourth, fifth, and 13th in McLaren’s very first Le Mans race. Gold-colored brake calipers and suspension wishbones harken back to the original F1 GTR. To spice things up even more, the cars get new wheels and LM twin-exit pipes.
The tribute to first-place finisher No. 59 features the original car’s charcoal gray livery and unique driving lamps. McLaren honored the third-place car with a Solar Yellow paint job and green striping. The fourth-place replica features a Gulf 95 Blue exterior with orange pinstripe; the fifth-placer gets a brighter Le Mans Blue paint job, and the 13th place replica dons a light grey livery with race trophies and pole positions lap times painted on the exterior. This last vehicle took the longest to paint, with several thousands of hours being put in to complete the project.
Under the sheetmetal, the McLaren Senna GTR LM features a familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. This unit delivers 833 hp, an increase of 20 hp from the standard GTR. Peak torque remains at 590 lb-ft, but more torque is delivered at lower revs.
The special editions are fitted with six-point racing harnesses, carbon fiber racing seats, and racing steering wheels. These wheels feature anodized gold gear shift paddles and control buttons. The models also receive special dedication plaques. Etching on the carbon fiber door sills provide information on each car’s 1995 Le Mans twin.
McLaren will deliver the Senna GTR LM editions to owners in the United States, the U.K., and Europe. The automaker isn’t sharing prices, but we expect the owners are paying a lot more than they would have for a regular Senna GTR, which went for around $1.4 million.