McLaren has launched a new, limited edition version of the 720S supercar, which marks the 25th Anniversary of the manufacturer’s win at Le Mans. The firm claimed an outright victory in 1995 with the F1 GTR – and this special edition 720S draws inspiration from the race car.
Production of the McLaren 720S Le Mans will be limited to just 50 examples worldwide, of which just 16 will be sold in Europe. Prices start from £254,000 – and first deliveries are expected to arrive in September.
Cosmetic revisions over the standard 720S include a new gloss black roof scoop, gloss black trim, carbon fibre louvres for the front wings, a polycarbonate rear window, gold brake calipers and a set of unique five-spoke alloy wheels, which are similar in design to those worn by the race-winning F1 GTR
There’s also a choice of two exterior paint finishes – either McLaren Orange or Sarthe Grey – and each model will also feature a commemorative “McLaren 25 Anniversary Le Mans” badge on its side skirt. In addition, the VIN of each car will begin with 298, in recognition of the number of laps completed by F1 GTR.
Inside, buyers get a pair of carbon fibre racing seats, a choice of two Alcantara upholstery colours, a new steering wheel with a 12 o’clock marker and a commemorative plaque for the dashboard. The car’s headrests and floor mats are also embroidered with the same logo as the car’s side skirts.
The McLaren 720S Le Mans is powered by the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine as the standard car, which has an output of 710bhp and 770Nm of torque. The engine sends power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox, which provides a 0–62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212mph.
Like all McLaren products, buyers have their choice of a broad range of optional equipment, courtesy of the brand’s in-house styling arm, McLaren Special Operations. For example, the supercar’s standard diffuser, door surrounds, roof scoop, engine cover, front splitter and air intakes can all be swapped for gloss carbon fibre replacements – while a titanium harness bar and six-point harnesses are available to replace the standard seat belts.
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