The McLaren Army was already a rare bird because production was limited to 500 units. However, McLaren Beverly Hills enhances the exclusivity factor with four special editions launched through McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
Although the first three have already been unveiled, the company has now discontinued the fourth and final model, known as the Sena XPL Triunfo Absoluto (The Absolute Triumph).
Designed to celebrate Ayrton Senna’s victory at the 1989 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix, the model served as a press car before being sent back to the UK for reconstruction in 2021. As part of the process, the car was given a new look. Now there is a graphite gray exterior feature rich in Accent Red and Mexico Green that pays homage to the nation.
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They are joined by an assortment of special touches, including the MSO Bespoke Gloss Visual Carbon Fiber, an MSO Bespoke Electroform Front Badge and the Anniversary White Center Locking Wheel Nut. A closer look also reveals Ayrton Senna’s signature, a hand-painted Mexican flag on the back wing, and the El Triunfo Absoluto badge. Even the gas cap is unique because it has the design of the Mexican flag.
Upon entering the cabin, there is an MSO Bespoke jet black leather interior with seats with pure white and bright red contrast stitching and a headrest with an embroidered Mexican flag. Drivers will also find green carbon fiber, painted door struts and carbon fiber seal plates with an “airbrushed image of Ayrton Senna on the podium in 1989.”
Other highlights include a multicolored steering wheel, polished accents and a bespoke accelerator paddle featuring a laser-HD version of the Mexican Grand Prix track layout. Closing Things is an MSO Bespoke Dedication Blade that reads “EL GRAN PREMIO DE MEXICO DE 1989”.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the car’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that pumps 789 hp (588 kW / 800 PS) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which enables the model to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) in 2.8 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 211 mph (340 km / h).