June 18, it will be exactly 25 years since McLaren won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on his first attempt.
Surry not only won the British Woking team, he won the world’s most famous endurance race in his 1995 debut, but he also won with a road car he never intended to race – the McLaren F1.
Leading the 59th race, the F1 GTR, driven by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya crossed the line at the Circuit de la Sarthe in first place after completing 298 laps, one more than second place and many of them under one horrible rain. He was followed by other F1 GTRs in third, fourth and fifth position.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of arguably the biggest victory in endurance sports car racing, McLaren Automotive has announced a special edition of its 720S supercar. Called the 720S Le Mans, the car is offered with a choice of two unique paint themes: McLaren Orange and Sarthe Gray, which include the Uneo Gray contrast to match the color of the race-winning 59 car.
A logo that reads “McLaren 25th Anniversary Le Mans” sits directly in front of the rear wheels, and the look is completed by a shiny black roof shovel, polycarbonate rear glazing, front fenders with carbon fiber grille, and brake calipers. golden color.
Finally, the car can use a unique five-spoke wheelset that echoes the design of the 59th race winner.
Inside the 720S Le Mans, buyers can choose between accents in McLaren Orange or Dove Gray, while carbon fiber-backed racing seats are fitted as standard with embroidered headrests.
The performance remains the same as the normal 720S, which means 711 hp from a twin turbocharged V8 engine, a seven speed dual clutch gearbox, a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph.
McLaren will produce 50 examples of the 720S Le Mans, with just 16 in Europe. It is priced at £ 254,500, which is around £ 40,000 more than the standard model, and of course you can spend a whole lot more if you take care of McLaren’s Special Operations list of options.