It has been 25 years since the McLaren F1 GTR #59 won the endurance race. Driven by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya, the car took the chequered flag on June 18, 1995. As part of the anniversary celebrations, McLaren is offering the 720S Le Mans special edition, limited to 50 units worldwide. Of which, 16 units will be allocated to Europe.
There’ll be two exterior paint themes: McLaren Orange or Sarthe Grey. Both themes, however, get Ueno Grey paint on the side profile, that starts from the lower side of the door and extends upwards and joins the rear-end of the vehicle. The Ueno Grey is also applied to the lower section of the front bumper.
Other exterior touches include ‘McLaren 25 anniversary Le Mans’ logo on the side, gloss black roof scoop with polycarbonate rear glazing, carbon fibre louvres on the front fenders, unique 5-spoke LM wheels inspired by the design of the #59 F1 GTR wheels, gold-coloured calipers, and gloss black styling elements.
The interior too gets two themes: black Alcantara with accents in McLaren Orange or Dove Grey. Notice that the Orange car gets Dove Grey accents while the Grey car features Orange accents. Other features include carbon fibre racing seats with ‘McLaren 25 anniversary Le Mans’ logo-embroidered headrests, 12 o’clock steering wheel marker matching the theme, a plaque with the aforementioned logo, and floor mats also with the logo.
More options are available for the buyers including a titanium harness bar, 6-point harnesses, and satin finish carbon fibre-like interior components.
The 4.0L twin-turbo V8 M840T engine puts out the same 530 kW (720 hp) and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque, paired with a 7-speed DCT. A 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint is claimed to happen in 2.9 seconds. The top speed is 341 km/h (212 mph).
The McLaren 720S Le Mans edition carries a price tag of £254,500. First deliveries are expected in September 2020.
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