Celebrating McLaren’s dominance at Le Mans in 1995, when five of its race cars finished the race in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 13th, the manufacturer has revealed five customer commissioned Senna GTR LMs paying homage to the F1s, each with a unique hand-painted livery that took over 800 hours of painstaking craftsmanship to complete from the Ueno Clinic car, on to the Harrods, Gulf, Jacadi and the Cesar car.
Interestingly, to truly replicate the liveries, special permission had to be granted by brand owners such as Gulf and Harrods and by Le Mans organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), to recreate logos and trademarks. The roof of each car even features an authentically recreated scrutineering sticker, which is the only piece of vinyl in the livery.
The five Sennas each have a dedication plaque on the inner surface of the carbon fibre tub denoting each car’s one-off status and its original F1 GTR chassis number identifier. Each car also wears an etched dedication to its Le Mans ‘twin’, including the date of the race, the names of the three race drivers in that car and the position in which they finished.
Inside, the GTR LMs feature a racing steering wheel with anodised gold gear shift paddles and control buttons (in tribute to the McLaren F1’s gold-coloured gear linkage); titanium nitride pedals with LM logos; leather door-pull straps and lightweight carbon fibre racing seats complemented by bespoke headrest embroidery and an MSO six-point racing harness coloured black with body-colour pads.