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You can own a small McLaren Senna with Senna’s face on it for $21,385

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You can own a small McLaren Senna with Senna’s face on it for $21,385


On May 21, McLaren revealed a colorful Senna wearing special paint. Called the Senna Semper livery, the car is an ode to Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna and no, it’s not for sale. But the model making professionals at Amalgam have a few you can buy, capturing all the colorful details in a stunning 1:8 scale replica.

This is Amalgam’s latest special build, and as we’ve come to expect from the UK-based company, the craftsmanship is incredible. It’s one thing to build a small-scale replica with parts that match the real deal, but the special Senna Semper paint job is meticulously recreated right down to Senna’s matrix face on the rear fenders. Go ahead and tell us which of the images below is the cue. We will wait.

McLaren Senna Semper

On the full-size car, this was an ambitious, hand-painted project for McLaren’s MSO team. Amalgam doesn’t mention their process of recreating the livery on a small scale, but Senna’s 1:8 replica took 3,000 hours to design and manufacture all-in-one. The actual assembly process of each car takes another 300 hours, all done by hand. Besides the special paint, the interior is precisely detailed through the open doors. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is visible through the engine hood. And behind the Pirelli-shod wheels are “massive” McLaren brakes with cross-drilled rotors.

McLaren will debut the special Senna this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri will pilot their McLaren MCL38 Formula 1 cars with a similar livery. The Senna in question is a one-off pre-production piece from McLaren’s heritage collection. But Amalgam plans to make 30 of its scale replicas for fans and collectors.

Be prepared to pay real money for this, though. The price for the United States is $21,385, about the same price as a brand new Chevrolet Trax.

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