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The Last McLaren Senna Is Without a Doubt The Coolest

Written on May 27, 2022 Reading time: 2 mins
The Last McLaren Senna Is Without a Doubt The Coolest

Ayrton Senna had an illustrious career, to say the least. He was the most dominant man in Formula 1 for a long period. No one could compete with him. In a word, he was untouchable. Despite the fact that the McLaren Senna has been around for a few years, we still believe it's a bold move to name a car after him. Metal can't hold a candle to the legacy of one of Formula One's legends. But that doesn't change the fact that the Senna is a really great automobile.

McLaren refurbished several of its "XP" vehicles at the conclusion of the model run. They were prototypes used in the car's development. Then they were repainted and offered to consumers (for a hefty price), each remembering an important milestone in Senna's Formula One career. The fourth and final car is now available: El Triunfo Absoluto.

If you don't know Spanish, it means "to prevail completely." The car itself is a homage to Senna's victory in the 1989 Mexican Grand Prix of Formula One. Macca (and Mexican) IndyCar racer Pato O'Ward was even hired by McLaren of Beverly Hills to put the car through its paces for a client. That footage may be seen above.

The car's bodywork includes a number of tributes to the legendary triumph, such as the Mexican flag livery painted on the exterior. A flag is also painted on the top of the active rear wing, which is an especially charming touch.

Senna's autograph may be found behind the driver's side light housing and on the car's door sills, where a victorious Ayrton is airbrushed over a Mexican flag. Call it garish if you want, but we believe it's a terrific (probably unintended) tribute to lowrider culture, which is popular among Latino/a car enthusiasts.

The red and white stitching on the inside of the leather and carbon buckets is another reference to the Mexican Grand Prix. A flag is embroidered onto the headrest, same like the previous XP tribute Sennas, with the car's name beneath. The inside is accented with white, red, and green color accents, but the carbon wheel is the show-stopper. It has a center mark with the red, green, and white stripes of the Mexican flag at the 12 o'clock position on the steering wheel.

Although calling the Senna attractive is a stretch, the livery does serve to bring the car to life. Pato driving it around The Thermal Club is a fitting send-off for one of the greats.

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