Only five will be made, each with a unique livery paying tribute to the five F1 GTRs that raced in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Last week, McLaren revealed the limited-edition Senna LM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary McLaren F1 GTR winning the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Now, the track-only Senna GTR has been given the LM treatment. Like the road-going version, production of the Senna GTR is limited to just five units.
Designed by McLaren Special Operations, each example was commissioned by a customer with a bespoke livery inspired by one of the five McLaren F1 GTRs that finished the race, crossing the line in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th positions.
The first example is the McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/1 created as a homage to McLaren F1/01R often referenced as 'The Ueno Clinic car' that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. For this car, MSO faithfully recreated the race car's charcoal grey paint and unique driving lamps.
A homage to the McLaren F1/06R known as 'The Harrods car' that suffered a transmission problem, the McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/6 is finished in Solar Yellow for the body of the car with a wide stripe applied in Heritage Green. It's also the first time the Harrods logo has been applied to a McLaren in 25 years.
The McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/2, on the other hand, wears the iconic blue and orange Gulf racing livery as a homage to the McLaren F1/02R, known as 'The Gulf car,' that achieved fourth place in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Paying tribute to the McLaren F1/07R is the McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/7, which is finished in a royal blue livery and features authentic Elf oil logos.
Easily the most striking in the collection is the McLaren Senna GTR LM 825/5. Inspired by the McLaren F1/05R known as 'The Cesar car,' the car's intricate artwork took the longest to paint. MSO also added new elements such as pole position lap times, contemporary race trophies, and Le Mans branding cues to modernize the livery.
To replicate the original race car liveries, MSO spent 800 hours painting each Senna GTR LM by hand and had to get permission from Gulf, Harrods, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest Le Mans organizer to recreate logos and trademarks.
There's also an authentically recreated scrutineering sticker, which is the only piece of vinyl in the livery, and a plaque on the inner surface of the carbon fiber tub highlighting the car's limited production and its original F1 GTR chassis number identifier. And as a tribute to the Le Mans racer it's based on, you can see the date of the race, the names of the three race drivers, and the position they finished.
Under the hood, the GTR's 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 has been upgraded with valve spring retainers made from metal matrix composite that reduce the weight by 65 percent, along with higher grade steel for the valve springs and hand-polished, CNC ported cylinder heads. Power has also increased to 833 horsepower, up from 814 hp in the regular Senna GTR, and the rev limiter has increased from 8,250 rpm to nearly 9,000 rpm.
Other exterior enhancements include specially designed LM twin-exit pipes for the exhaust system, unique five-spoke wheels by OZ Racing (the same company that supplied the wheels for the original McLaren F1 GTR), and satin gold brake calipers.
Inside, the Senna LM features a steering wheel with anodized gold gear shift paddles and control buttons, titanium nitride pedals with LM logos, leather door-pull straps, lightweight carbon fiber racing seats with bespoke headrest embroidery, and a black six-point racing harness with body-color pads.