As tribute to the five McLaren F1 GTR that finished first, third, fourth, fifth and 13th at Le Mans in 1995, Woking’s finest has developed five Senna GTR LMs in period-inspired liveries, echoing the designs of those that raced when Jacques Chirac was France’s new president.
Special permission was granted to use the logos of the likes of Gulf, Elf, Harrods, Tokyo Ueno Clinic (a Japanese cosmetic surgery practice) and Le Mans race organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Not only do the cars look incredible, they are works of art, with around 800 hours of hand-painting carried out on each by McLaren’s bespoke Special Operations wing. In fact, the ‘César car’ – the dark one at the back on the main image – needed additional airbrushing and its overall scheme, based on the original design by the late French artist César Baldaccini, was said to have taken thousands of hours. There is also a vinyl scrutineering sticker affixed to the roof of the quintet to add that important touch of historical accuracy.