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Unique McLaren P1 GTR: MSO tribute to Ayrton Senna

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first Formula 1 championship in 1988, McLaren and its McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division were commissioned to design a P1 GTR with the colour scheme of the late Brazilian driver’s car.

Wearing red and white, this unique livery, in the colours of the sponsor of Marlboro, makes this car one of a kind. The livery alone took more than 800 hours to complete.

The order was placed by a McLaren collector and thanks to the ability to customize all the British manufacturer cars through its MSO branch, this collector took the opportunity to make other changes to his P1 GTR. His McLaren has also undergone several external modifications that required a full aerodynamic program. Combined, those various additions bring the aerodynamic downforce to around 800 kg.

Finally, it is also claimed that some bonuses have been added in the engine compartment, specifically to the heat shield and the hybrid engine, which brings an increase in power not revealed by its new owner.

With the blessing of Senna’s family, this car has been given the name ‘Beco’, a nickname attributed to Senna by family and friends.

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR
Unique MSO Ayrton Senna McLaren P1 GTR | Photo: McLaren

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Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé has been contributing at MotorIllustrated.com for over a year, and for the NetMedia360 network for nearly three years now. His passion for everything automotive comes from a career as a mechanic, but also from the family vehicle collection that includes a 996 Porsche Turbo and a 2004 Ford GT. We've been bugging him to drive the GT, but he hasn't responded. Send L-P an email

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