Only five will be built.
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.”
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.
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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?
Source: McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey