In celebration of the 25th anniversary of McLaren victory in Le Mans, McLaren has announced the 720S Le Mans special edition. McLaren states that the race was one of the greatest motorsports achieved and as proof of how special it was, the 720S Le Mans special edition production will be limited to only 50 cars and only 16 of those will be available in Europe.
The world-famous endurance race was won in the first try by the legendary McLaren F1 GTR #59, driven by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiy, and to make the event even more spatial, other three McLaren F1s finished in the top 5.
Thanks to this incredible event, we get to see de release of another special McLaren car. The 720s will have very few options, but its sure to be great car.
It will come with fully-functional roof scoop channels air to provide additional cooling for the powertrain and helps to drive heat evacuation, which according to McLaren, makes it ideal to circuit driving. The 720s will also get carbon fiber front fenders with the intent to reduce aerodynamic lift and to save weight.
The car will come with a 720PS M840T 4.0-litre McLaren engine. A mod-mounted twin-turbocharged V8 engine that brings the car from 0 to 60120mph in less than 3 seconds and from 0 to 120mph in less than 7.8 seconds.
According to McLaren press release: “In common with every McLaren 720S, an extensive range of optional specification is offered, with MSO Defined and MSO Bespoke treatments also available to owner’s requirements. An array of gloss finish visual carbon fiber components, including diffuser, exterior door uppers, rear aero bridge, roof scoop and rear deck and service cover can be specified, with three components additionally available, comprising gloss finish visual carbon fiber hood air intakes, door mirrors, rear fender air intakes; front splitter and rear bumper lower and roof and front air intakes.”
The 720S is already available for purchase and starts at 254,500 pounds and the first units should be delivered in September.