The McLaren Senna LM
The 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans is famed as McLaren’s winning maiden entry into the event, with four of its F1 GTRs finishing in the top five places.
In 2020, 25 years later, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) produced its own tribute to the winning cars in that race: the McLaren Senna LM. The hypercar was based around the standard Senna model, with components from the Senna GTR used to create an F1 GTR-inspired aesthetic, along with modifications to increase engine power. It has been reported that just 20 Senna LMs were produce.
At the request of a US McLaren dealer, later McLaren built 5 cars to US specification, with minor cosmetic changes to the European spec. It is understood that these 5 cars were built in addition to the 20 cars that were previously announced, though this is not certain.
As well as fitting bespoke, louvred front wings and making extensive use of gloss carbon fibre around the LM’s splitter, rear diffuser and mirrors, a unique “LM” logo was etched into the rear wing end plates. The standard Senna’s wheels were replaced by a five-spoke OZ Racing centre-lock rim styled as an homage to the F1 LM. The Senna LM’s exhaust outlets and engine bay heatshields are finished in gold in a further nod to the F1 that came before it.
The car was not just comprised of visual upgrades. Under the engine cover, the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 engine’s power output was lifted to a staggering, power output of 814 brake horsepower—25 more than in the standard Senna. This was achieved through calibration changes and hand porting of the cylinder heads.
Mclaren’s full product information can be found here.
LaSource is delighted to offer for sale a delivery mileage USA specification left-hand drive Senna LM.
For reasons of discretion, the images are of the McLaren press car.
The motorcar is available to be viewed in mainland Europe by appointment.
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