McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has bestowed upon us a new McLaren P1 GTR bespoke project to mark the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s maiden Formula 1 World Championship.
The striking McLaren P1 GTR – commissioned by an unnamed collector – carries the iconic Marlboro colours as they appeared on the MP4/4 that propelled Senna to the first of three F1 titles.
According to MSO, the collector wanted to create a tribute that echoed the Brazilian’s trademark perfectionism.
Working with the MSO team over the past three years, the owner oversaw every detail of the project.
Detailing includes the Senna trademark on the front splitter as well as in front of the air intake and each door, with the ‘Senna’ script and ‘Driven to Perfection’ slogan on the doors and intake.
The doors also show the Brazilian flag and the bar code used in lieu of Marlboro script when required by advertising restrictions.
MSO said more than 800 hours was spent on painting and other external points.
The bespoke McLaren P1 GTR has a special 24-carat gold heatshield, Lexan rear cover and modified engine bay shrouds.
New front dive planes, a wider front splitter and at the rear, a Gurney flap and new barge boards which better channel airflow along the sides of the car were also added.
The rear wing also features much bigger endplates than those on a standard McLaren P1 GTR.
“This project has been a labour of love for MSO; with extensive engine and aerodynamic enhancements in addition to the distinctive cosmetic treatment this car has received, this is certainly a landmark achievement,” said MSO’s managing director Ansar Ali.