Gulf Livery McLaren F1 GTR

I finally got my hands on the new Hot Wheels McLaren F1 GTR from the British Horsepower set. Of course I had to pull out the Gulf service station and my other Gulf McLaren GTR for a quick comparison.

The older release, dark blue and silver 03 was modeled after chassis 02R that finished 4th overall and 3rd in class at the ‘95 24 Hours of Le Mans. 02R also raced in many other BPR through out the ‘95 season. The new release, light blue and orange 21 modeled after chassis 12R, raced in the ‘96 24 Hours of Le Mans finishing 9th overall and 7th in class, also competed in other BPR races throughout the ‘96 season. 12R was later converted for road use and was actually driven to the ‘97 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Overall the liveries in both of these are done pretty well for the cost. I definitely like the new concave 5 spokes better on the new release.

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