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McLaren MP4/8 F1 Display Car

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McLaren MP4/8 F1 Display Car + 1993 Ayrton Senna Full Size Replica Helmet – Understood to have been manufactured for team sponsors Marlboro, a faithful recreation of the iconic McLaren Formula 1 car from the ’93 season, Ayrton Senna’s final year with McLaren.

The McLaren MP4/8 was the Formula One car with which the McLaren team competed in the 1993 Formula One World Championship. The car was designed by Neil Oatley around advanced electronics technology including a semi-automatic transmission, active suspension, two-way telemetry, and traction control systems, that were developed in conjunction with McLaren shareholder Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG). It was powered by the 3.5-litre Ford HBD7 V8 engine and was the first McLaren to feature barge boards.

Motorsport fans will remember vividly the yellow and green striped helmet of Ayrton Senna positioned in the car along with the Marlboro team livery. Seeing the profile of this Mp4/8 replica evokes instant memories of courageous battles between Ayrton Senna in the underpowered McLaren and Alan Prost in the superior Williams Renault. Senna’s skill enabled him to win five races in 1993 eventually finishing 2nd to Alan Prost in the Drivers Championship. Senna won the final round in Australia and McLaren would not score another win until four years later at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, which was won by David Coulthard in the MP4/12. This was the final season for Senna with McLaren before signing with Williams in 1994.

Offered here is an Mp4/8 F1 display car that is understood to have been constructed in 1993 for the team sponsor Marlboro. A relatively lightweight full-size replica beautifully finished with painted Marlboro livery that could easily be transported and displayed. In fact, this item would be ideal to mount on a wall or ceiling adding an instant focal point to any suitable area. Also forming part of the sale is a full-size 1993 Ayrton Senna replica race helmet to complete the package.



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by Silverstone Auctions
Published: 2 August 2023 (2 months ago)
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19 Dec 2013
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