McLaren F1 GTR at 1:8 scale - Harrods Livery
Soon after the launch of McLaren’s iconic F1 supercar, the BPR Global GT Series was created and several teams, seeing the racing potential in the F1 road cars, approached then McLaren supremo, Gordon Murray, to try to convince him to create a racing version. After much persuasion, Murray agreed to produce nine chassis, some in time for the 1995 edition of Le Mans. As the F1 was based directly on McLaren’s racing experience, little in the way of track modifications needed to be carried out. This model is of the car sponsored by Harrods, at the time under the ownership of businessman Mohammad Al-Fayed. Al Feyed’s nephew, Moody, made a business case for promoting the store through motorsport, and therefore the F1 was acquired and entered for Le Mans under the Mach One Racing banner. The beginning of a great few seasons of racing for chassis 6R, Le Mans saw the car finish in a very credible third position with the capable hands of Andy Wallace, Derek Bell and his son Justin Bell at the wheel.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the McLaren F1 GTR has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of McLaren regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both McLaren's engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.