This McLaren Senna Semphre is a Striking Tribute to the Legendary Three-time F1 World Champion

On the 30th anniversary of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna's passing, McLaren is honouring his legacy with a special tribute livery on both the MCL38 and the McLaren Senna.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 22, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ayrton Senna remains one of the most revered figures in motorsport history. During his spectacular but tragically shortened career, the late racing great won three Formula 1 World Championships, all while driving for the McLaren F1 team. Of Senna's numerous accomplishments, winning the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix six times stands out. In honour of Senna, his Brazilian heritage, and his incredible achievements with the team, McLaren has unveiled special liveries for the McLaren Senna and MCL38 (2024 Mclaren F1).

McLaren's Chief Executive Officer Michael Leiters said: 'Ayrton Senna was born to race, and his passion for performance and perfection lives on at McLaren. The McLaren Senna bears his name and embodies his spirit – it is the ultimate road-going McLaren for focused track performance, and this masterfully detailed inspiration captures Ayrton’s infectious energy. Our collaboration with McLaren Racing to honour the Senna racing legacy 30 years on is a shared celebration of Ayrton’s unique racing abilities, and the Monaco street circuit he made his own is the perfect place to reflect on his incredible achievements.'

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McLaren Senna Semphre: The livery

A pre-production McLaren Senna, initially featured in the Senna marketing campaign and now part of McLaren's historical collection has been transformed into the McLaren Senna Sempre. This exquisite custom vehicle showcases a stunning hand-painted portrait of Ayrton Senna, featuring vivid colour gradients and intricate detailing.

McLaren Senna Semphre

The Brazilian flag inspired the colour scheme of this McLaren Senna, incorporating yellow, green, and blue. McLaren's in-house Special Operations unit meticulously hand-painted the car's livery. The paintwork is adorned with tribute inscriptions, including the 'double S' emblem, which is prominently displayed on the hood, wing endplates, and throughout the vehicle. The sides of the car feature contrasting artwork depicting Senna both in and out of his race car, accompanied by his famous quote: "I have no idols. I admire work, dedication, and competence." 

McLaren Senna Semphre 2

Inside, McLaren made a few changes and put green perforations on the seats along with yellow Alcantara upholstery. The car also displays all five of Senna's race numbers from his consecutive Monaco victories with McLaren (1989–1993).

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McLaren Senna Semphre: Engine

The McLaren Senna remains the most extreme road car ever produced by McLaren, offering unparalleled performance on the track. It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, delivering an astonishing 789bhp and 800 Nm of torque. This powertrain enables the Senna to accelerate from 0 to 200 km/h in under a hundred meters, making it a true beast on the track.

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