Custom McLaren P1 Honors Alain Prost

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

McLaren isn’t letting the other exotic automakers steal the show on its home turf.

The brand is previewing the cars it plans to bring to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, including a custom McLaren P1 that honors four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost. Prepared by McLaren Special Operations, the custom P1 draws inspiration from the patriotic French livery found on Prost’s helmet. As a result, the carbon fiber bodywork on the custom McLaren P1 is white with blue graphics along with red highlights.

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That’s not all, as McLaren intends to have a presence with models from all three of its newly-announced model tiers: Sport Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series. Since the McLaren P1 is representing the Ultimate Series, a custom 675LT will celebrate founder Bruce McLaren’s racing partnerships with Denny Hulme. The Formula 1 and Can-Am champion’s iconic helmet design will be the inspiration for the livery featuring two black stripes over contrasting Silica White bodywork.

For the Sport Series, McLaren will bring a 650S Spider that honors Bruce McLaren himself, finished in iconic McLaren Orange to match the M7A Formula 1 car that took the first Formula 1 win for the team in 1968.

Lastly, McLaren will bring a special F1 GT to represent the Heritage division of MSO.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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