JUN 24th 2015

McLaren Bring Custom P1 and Rare F1 GT to FoS

McLaren will honour the 20th anniversary of their stunning 1995 Le Mans victory with a custom P1 hypercar and the return of an ultra-rare McLaren F1 GT.

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The McLaren Ultimate Series will be represented by the P1, which is prepared by McLaren Special Operations. The white, blue and red paintwork harking back to the patriotic helmet worn by French F1 legend Alain Prost.

Representing the heritage of McLaren Special Operations will be the incredible F1 GT, one of the rarest McLaren road cars ever built. Loaned to McLaren by the owner this is chassis #58F1GT, one of only three GTs ever built.

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The trio of GTs were built to homologate the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ for racing during the 1997 season. The grey livery echoes the famous monochrome design of the Formula 1 team during the late 1990s, driven to back-to-back world titles by Finnish racing driver Mika Hakkinen in 1998 and 1999.

The ‘McLaren house’ stand will showcase the legendary partnership between Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme. Hulme’s simple, yet iconic helmet design is remembered in the design of the limited-edition 675LT, which is finished in a livery of two black striped running across white bodywork, while yellow tinted headlamp lenses echo Hulme’s visor.

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Painted in founder Bruce McLaren’s iconic orange the 650S Spider will also be on show alongside a limited edition 650S inspired by the 1995 Le Mans victory in the hands of Yannick Dalmas, JJ Lehto and Masanori Sekiya.

The new P1 GTR will make its debut on the hillclimb alongside the Harrods liveried McLaren F1 GTR whose livery it it was inspired by. GTR chassis #06R finished third in the ’95 race in the hands of Derek Bell, Justin Bell and Andy Wallace and will be joined on the hill by the new 570S, which makes its global dynamic debut.

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