Is there a busier automotive special division than McLaren Special Operations? It seems not, with MSO pumping out motorsport-inspired supercars seemingly on a monthly basis. But with motorsport history like McLaren’s to riff off, we struggle to blame them...
So, welcome to the latest MSO creation. It’s the McLaren Senna supercar painted and stickered in homage to the McLaren MP4/6 Formula 1 car of 1991, raced by—you guessed it—Ayrton Senna as he sealed his third (and final) F1 championship.
“The 1991 season which the MP4/6 raced in saw Ayrton win his first ever home GP in Brazil after years of trying,” reads the caption to the rather lovely image above. “He had to be lifted from the car through sheer exhaustion as he’d been racing since lap 50 (out of 71) without third and fifth gear, and by the end, he only had sixth gear left.”
A special car, then, and one of the most iconic that the Brazilian legend’s modern production-car namesake could nod to. If you need a reminder, the Senna is a car honed with dynamics very top of its agenda—hence the room-dividing looks—and gives you 789hp and 800kg of downforce for your £750,000 (P46.8 million).
Like it? And which car/livery combo would you like to see from MSO next month?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.