When I was writing this story I got an email from Rod saying I had to contact Andy Blackmore for more info on the car. Off course this triggered my curiosity as to why I should contact him. It seemed that Andy did some work on the liveries and a concept of the front that later led to the front end of the McLaren F1 GT. So there was no doubt in my mind that Andy was the go-to guy for more info regarding this car.
There is always a hot debate going on between the McLaren fans, it seems that it is all about the chassis number. After confirming with Andy we made sure that this is car number #28R. It started life as a engineless back up car but it replaced car number #25R after it sustained burn damage during a race at Le Mans.