Thursday, June 18, 2020

It's Been 25 Years Since McLaren Won Le Mans, So They've Celebrating It With This


It’s hard to imagine, but it’s been 25 years since McLaren shocked the world with a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Commemorating that achievement, McLaren Automotive is coming up with a limited edition 720S.

In 1995, the #59 McLaren F1 GTR scored an impressive win at the endurance race, ensuring McLaren a place in motorsports history as winners of the Formula 1 World Championship, Indianapolis 500, and of course, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.



This special 720S is limited to just 50 worldwide and comes with a special combination of colors, dedication plate, and a VIN that begins with ‘298’ recognizing the number of laps completed by the race-winning F1 GTR.

The 720S Le Mans, as McLaren Automotive officially calls it, comes in a choice of two exterior colors: McLaren Orange or Sarthe Gray. Regardless of color, “Ueno Gray” is placed as a secondary color on the lower side, rear bumper, and lower front bumper. It also receives unique 5-spoke LM wheels gold-colored brake calipers, and a gloss-black roof scoop.


Inside, Dove Gray or McLaren Orange are available accent colors. Regardless, the 720S Le Mans gets carbon fiber racing seats, embroidered special logos, and a steering wheel marker at the 12 o’clock position.

Power from the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 remains unchanged at 720 horsepower, but McLaren says the roof scoop is functional in providing additional cooling for the powertrain.

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