The McLaren F1 is a model with a lengthy resume. In 1995, McLaren won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the automaker celebrated with a limited run of five GTR-style F1 cars. The cars underwent extensive modifications, including the Papaya Orange exterior paint that’s iconic today. It’s been 25 years since that victory, and two US McLaren dealers are celebrating it with their own commissions of five bespoke McLaren Senna models.
The five Senna models were inspired by McLaren’s original F1 LMs, and just like the F1, these Senna models will receive several modifications. Power is upped to the Senna GTR’s output of 814 bhp (607 kilowatts) from the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. The engine features polished ports and cylinder heads, OZ aluminium wheels, satin gold on the quad exhaust tips, and a 24-karat gold heat shield. The extra power also sees the special McLaren models receive “aerodynamically-enhanced bodywork.”
Gallery: McLaren Senna LM by MSO
The same care taken on the outside is present on the inside, too, with a bespoke interior, titanium nitride foot pedals, and unique LM branding. The unique Senna LM models follow a similar course of modifications like the F1 LMs from a quarter-century ago. Those F1s received redesigned cam covers, a tuned engine with more horsepower, and improved aerodynamics. The Papaya Orange, a throwback to McLaren’s Cam-Am racing colours of the 1960s, makes the sleek supercars stand out from the crowd.
The five Senna LM models were commissioned through McLaren Special Operations by McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey dealerships. The Senna has an estimated price tag of £750,000, and that’s before it’s taken to MSO for any upgrades. Considering these five models’ exclusivity and modifications, that likely ticks up tens of thousands of pounds. Then again, are a few extra five-figure additions to the seven-figure price tag really discouraging customers?
McLAREN ORLANDO AND McLAREN NORTH JERSEY PRESENT SPECTACULAR SENNA LM - COMMISSIONED TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS SINCE LE MANS VICTORY
Twenty-five years ago, the iconic McLaren F1 GTR challenged other racing veterans at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans for the very first time. McLaren not only qualified but crushed the competition to bring home five finishes leading to the most successful debut in the race’s history.
To celebrate the original victory back in 1995, and honor Bruce McLaren’s memory, a limited-run of 5 GTR-style McLaren F1 cars were built for the road. These very special cars were not typical McLaren F1s; they were enhanced to create a tribute true to Bruce McLaren’s dream – to create a genuine race car experience on the road.
Redesigned cam covers, and an engine tune provided more horsepower, while weight was reduced, and aerodynamics were improved, through the use of GTR-style bodywork. The cars were painted in Papaya Orange – to pay homage to the Can-Am sports cars of the 60s and the McLaren racing colors. The F1 LM cars are considered to be the fastest iteration of an already record-breaking McLaren, and with so few made they have become a highly coveted collectors’ car in the past quarter of a century.
Now, to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of this historic win, and these iconic cars, McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey proudly present the Senna LM – specially commissioned for the US market.
Inspired by the original F1 LMs, these 5 limited-edition, bespoke Senna’s – painted in McLaren Orange – have had several factory upgrades to represent the epitome of the McLaren Senna’s true road capability. The most track-focused road car McLaren has ever built, the Senna has consistently set the fastest lap times of any McLaren to date.
The new McLaren Senna LMs, commissioned by McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey from McLaren Special Operations (MSO) in Woking, England, have the same power as the pure, track-only Senna GTR at 814hp. These exclusive Senna’s are more than just a bespoke paint livery, to pay homage to the original F1 LM cars these tributes feature upgrades such as: new polished ports and cylinder heads for the (more powerful) engine, OZ aluminum wheels, quad exhausts tipped in satin gold, bespoke aerodynamically-enhanced bodywork, a 24k gold heatshield, fully bespoke interior including Titanium Nitride foot pedals, racing centre locks, and bespoke LM branding for both the interior and exterior.
McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey are solely McLaren Retailers and offer some very exclusive vehicles – including these 5 Senna LM’s for the North American market. As Retailers, they are committed to bringing breathtaking performance and unparalleled experiences to McLaren owners, McLaren lovers, and their local communities.