On June 18, 1995, McLaren won for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24h long-distance race at the first time, along with three other F1 GTRs that finished in the top 5. That victory marked McLaren’s first successes on the track with its first commercial cars, the McLaren F1. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of that victory, McLaren released the 720S 25 anniversary Le Mans special edition.
This special version of the McLaren 720S will be limited to only 50 units worldwide and the European market will only have 16 units. McLaren and MSO personalization department will bring to this version some special details to pay tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR that brought the glory to McLaren and more especially the 59 F1 GTR controlled by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya won. The McLaren 720S of the 25 anniversary Le Mans version will all have a VIN starting with 298, representing the number of laps that the F1 GTR performed at the 1995 race.
McLaren will sell this special version of the 720S with two exterior paint colors: McLaren Orange (orange) and Sarthe Gray (gray). The contrast of the exterior will be created by glossy black details, along with a dark gray paint strip called “Ueno Gray”. This color scheme is inspired by the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR won at Le Mans.
Accompanying this signature color scheme is a special large five-spoke wheel set, similar to the one used on the McLaren Senna LM not long ago and the F1 GTRs in the past. Some new details specially designed by MSO for this model include the air cavity on the roof for better heat dissipation and the air vents above the wheel arches to help the turbulence escape better. The upgraded details are made of carbon fiber to help reduce the weight for this model.
Entering the cockpit, we can easily see that the 720S’s standard sports seats have been replaced by McLaren with a fixed racing seat made entirely of carbon fiber. The cockpit is covered in black premium Alcantara suede with two contrasting colors orange (McLaren Orange) and gray (Dove Gray). Carbon fiber is widely used inside the cockpit. The “McLaren 25 anniversary Le Mans” logo is embroidered on the headrests and floor mats as well as a special sign.
McLaren 720S is equipped with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, 4.0 liter capacity with the ability to produce a maximum capacity of 710 horsepower and a maximum torque of 770 Nm. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission, a 7-speed dual-clutch SSG.
This super car has a 0-100 km / h acceleration time in just 2.9 seconds and it only takes 7.8 seconds to reach a speed of 200 km / h. The maximum speed that this super car can reach is 341 km / h. The vehicle is equipped with three driving modes Comfort, Sport and Track.
Currently, McLaren 720S 25 anniversary Le Mans can be ordered through its agents with the price of 254,500 pounds, equivalent to about 319,223 USD, 7.4 -.
According to McLaren
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