Upon entry a reproduction of Senna's signature can be seen on the carbon fibre chassis sill accompanying one of his quotes, which is sure to get any enthusiastic driver in the appropriate mood.
Wrapped in the famous Marlboro red and white livery which covered the MP4/4 F1 race vehicle driven by Ayrton Senna, the P1 GTR is another reminder of what McLaren Special Operations can pull off. After an overall 800-hour painting and detailing mission it wears Senna's 1988 race number, 12, on its nose and goes by the name "Beco" - the nickname given to the great man by his parents and reused with their permission. The unique auto celebrates Ayrton Senna's maiden Formula 1 world title, and is painted in the famous Marlboro colours sported by the MP4/4 that the Brazilian drove that year - minus to ciggy brand logos, of course.
Enlarge Image Even without the name on there it's still one of the most recognizable racing liveries ever made. McLaren
The auto was commissioned by a McLaren collector who was a fan of Senna's from an early age. The customer has been overseeing the project for the past three years to make sure every detail is ideal. Its body is adorned with the motto "Driven to Perfection", the word "Senna" and the Brazilian flag.
All of the exterior detailing, which also includes Senna's 1988 race number on the nose of the auto and 30th-anniversary laurels behind the side windows, took 800 hours of work to complete. Given that the base product his team have improved on was none other than a P1 GTR, we suspect few would argue with that! But that's because this P1 GTR is more than a paint job. The hybrid-assisted V8 engine has also been given a "suitably pleasing" increase in power, and the modified engine compartment itself is trimmed with 24 carat gold and lexan. Aero enhancements include new front dive planes, a wider front splitter, a rear Gurney flap, and the rear wing has larger endplates and secondary inboard elements. Meanwhile, the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel gets stitching colour-coded to the one in this MP4/4, and the suede-like material also covers the dashboard and the Senna's (the auto, not the person) Super Lightweight Racing Seats. Alcantara has also been used on the fascia cover panel, while the Senna branding on the steering wheel and passenger dash panel is accompanied by a thin red stripe running across the door panels and dash.