With the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed right around the corner, McLaren’s MSO division has created yet another bespoke P1. This time around, the Brits have a unveiled a supercar wearing a livery dedicated to four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost.

Specifically, the P1 Prost has received an exterior paint that mimics the livery of the helmet worn by the Frenchman during his six-year stint with McLaren in F1, between 1984 and 1989. During that period, Prost won three of his four world titles, which pretty much explains why McLaren chose to dedicate him one of the only 375 2014 McLaren P1s built.

Finished in white, the supercar is adorned by blue lines and squares on the lower part of its body, as well as on the front hood and rear wing. Additionally, thin red lines run from the nose to the rear, as well as on each side, from the front bumper toward the rear diffuser. The car also features bright-red calipers for a strong contrast with the black-painted wheels. The theme continues inside, where the bucket seats showcase blue Alcantara, which brighten up the otherwise black/carbon cabin.

The P1 Prost by MSO will be on display at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside other McLaren sports cars, including the new 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe, a rare F1 GT, the 2015 McLaren 650S Le Mans, and a 2016 McLaren 675LT. This year’s Goodwood kicks off June 25th and ends June 28th.

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Why it matters

Alain Prost is arguably one of the most celebrated racing drivers in history and a key man in McLaren’s most successful period in Formula One. With three F1 titles under his belt as a McLaren driver (as many as Ayrton Senna), the Frenchman is more than worthy to have his racing helmet’s design transferred onto one of the most celebrated modern-day supercars. The fact that Woking did this 25 years since Prost won his last F1 championship in the MP4/5 speaks volumes of the appreciation McLaren has for the people who achieved performance under its colors.

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This weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will see a collection of McLaren models, displayed statically at McLaren House, adjacent to the famous Goodwood House, and in the Supercar Paddock prepared by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The bespoke arm of McLaren Automotive has prepared models from the Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series, the three newly-announced model tiers. Each of these celebrate this year’s Festival of Speed ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ theme, highlighting a milestone or ‘moment’ from the history of McLaren, and honouring some of the legendary drivers who have driven for the team over the years.

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The Ultimate Series is represented by the McLaren P1™, prepared by MSO, with inspiration drawn from the patriotic French livery of the helmet worn by four-time Formula 1 world champion, Alain Prost. Colour-matched to the famous design, the carbon fibre bodywork of the Prost-themed McLaren P1™ is white with blue graphics and red highlights. Representing the Heritage division of MSO is one of the rarest McLaren roadcars ever built, the McLaren F1 GT. Kindly loaned to McLaren for display at Goodwood, chassis #58F1GT is one of only three examples, designed and built to homologate the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ for GT racing during the 1997 season. The livery echoes the famous monochrome design of the Formula 1 team during the late 1990s, driven to back-to-back world titles by Finnish racing driver Mika Hakkinen in 1998 and 1999.

The Super Series models at McLaren House honour one of the most successful racing partnerships of the 1960s; that of Denny Hulme and the company’s founder Bruce McLaren. The pairing enjoyed success together in Formula 1 and the Can-Am series, which became known as the ‘Bruce and Denny Show’ as a result of their dominance. Denny Hulme is celebrated with the design of the limited-run 675LT. The Formula 1 and Can-Am champion’s iconic helmet design is the inspiration for the livery with two black stripes, running front to rear, over contrasting Silica White bodywork. Yellow tinted headlamp lenses echo Hulme’s visor.

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The 650S Spider completes the model line-up on static display within McLaren House. As the core model in the Super Series, it is fitting that this honours the founder of the team, Bruce McLaren. Finished in the iconic heritage McLaren Orange to match his M7A Formula 1 car in which he claimed the first Formula 1 win for the team in 1968, at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

The McLaren F1 GTR victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 is the subject of the fifth and final ‘McLaren Moment’, and the two models on public display in the Supercar Paddock pay homage to the two podium finishers. The limited edition 650S Le Mans is inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR, #01R, driven by Yannick Dalmas, JJ Lehto and Masanori Sekiya to overall race victory. Finished in Sarthe Grey, the development example of the coupe-only model, named ‘XP1’, includes a roof-mounted snorkel, front wing louvres and a wheel design which draw inspiration from the iconic race winner. Lining up alongside the 650S Le Mans will be the McLaren P1™ GTR, wearing the iconic yellow and green livery reminiscent of McLaren F1 GTR chassis #06R, which finished third at the hands of British trio Derek Bell, Justin Bell and Andy Wallace. The two models will be joined by the new McLaren 570S which makes its global dynamic debut on the famous Goodwood Hill over the course of the weekend.

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