One-off McLaren celebrates Senna’s first F1 title

The doors also show the Brazilian flag and the bar code used in lieu of Marlboro script when required by advertising restrictions. More than 800 hours were spent on painting, and other cosmetic points include Senna’s 1988 race number ‘12’ on the nose, bespoke 30th anniversary laurels behind the side windows and discreet branding acknowledging a range of McLaren technical partners past and present.

Christened ‘Beco’ by the owner – with the blessing of the Senna family, in honour of the nickname given to Ayrton by his parents – this special car has a unique engine specification complemented by a 24ct gold heatshield, Lexan rear cover and modified engine bay shrouds. Working in combination with the electric motor in the McLaren P1 GTR’s hybrid powertrain, the result is – according to the owner – a ‘suitably pleasing’ increase in power.

‘Beco’ has also undergone several external modifications to make the most of the increased performance, including new aero features that increase downforce.There are some unique interior touches including a reproduction of Senna’s signature on the carbon fibre chassis sill accompanying one of his quotes, and Senna branding on the steering wheel and passenger dash panel. MSO has also created a bespoke crash helmet to complement the livery of the car.

The price of this special one-off McLaren hasn’t been revealed, but customers with very deep wallets are able to commission cars from MSO with an almost limitless range of custom additions.

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