Seven McLarens receive F1 GTR-inspired touches to celebrate 25 years since its 1995 Le Mans win
The McLaren F1 GTR earned its place in history as one of the world’s greatest racing machines when it achieved first place in the 1995 Le Mans 24 hours. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the win, the company that ran the race-winner has turned its hand to Woking’s most extreme offerings with a Le Mans-inspired collection of conversions for models in its current range.
Just seven LM 25 Editions will be produced, each paying homage to F1 GTR chassis number 01R, the car that took the win in 1995, referencing the number of cars that started the iconic race. These LM 25 Editions will be based on models from the current Ultimate, Super and Sports series, each receiving design touches referencing the legendary racer, with one final model to be announced in May 2021.
Finished in the dark and light grey Ueno Clinic shades of 01R, each model will feature the use of more titanium and carbonfibre to further trim weight, with five-spoke, grey-tinted carbonfibre wheels and lightweight recreations of the F1 GTR’s seats – the latter features red and blue harnesses to match those fitted in F1 GTR-1R. The bespoke wheels are said to save 7kg, the seats an impressive 18kg.
At the top of the range is a Senna GTR, which features the new seats, centre-lock 5-spoke carbonfibre wheels, 01R’s ‘59’ race number etched into the glass, tinted grey carbonfibre trim throughout and a number of other weight saving measures. The kerb weight is reduced by 41kg in total compared to McLaren’s own GTR. A single road-going Senna will also receive the same modifications, resulting in a 27kg reduction in weight.