McLaren is known for building some of the fastest supercars on the planet today such as the Senna, P1, Speedtail, and many more. But undoubtedly, the most famous car the British marque ever built was the F1.
Apart from being the world’s fastest car at one point, it was the F1, specifically an F1 GTR, that brought McLaren to victory at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans – their first attempt at the series. And no, it wasn’t just in their class: the F1 GTR won overall, an amazing feat accomplished by the team of drivers and the car considering that the F1 GTR was technically in the slower GT1 class below the prototypes.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of their Le Mans win this 2020, McLaren has built a special edition 720S. Called the 720S Le Mans, it features subtle mods that pay homage to the original F1 GTR. The throwback aero upgrades to the body are the front fender vents and a roof scoop similar to the race-winning car.
But possibly the most significant change to the 720S Le Mans edition are the wheels. Rather than stylish multi-spoke units, McLaren has fitted throwback LM-style wheels to match the body upgrades. Aside from the wheels, the special edition model only is only available with two color choices McLaren Orange and Sarthe Grey. Whatever color you choose, Ueno Grey lower body accents are finished and mimics that of the Le Mans-winning F1.
25th-anniversary emblems are then placed on the lower body-side panels along with gold brake calipers to further differentiate the model from a standard 720S. Customers can then choose to add an array of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) parts added to their liking.
Inside, the cabin has been upgraded as well. Black Alcantara carbon fiber racing seats come standard but have either orange or gray accents to match the exterior paint. The 25th-anniversary emblems are then embroidered into the headdress of the seats and the seats. A commemorative plaque completes the interior update. A titanium harness bar and six-point racing harnesses are available as options to make it a more faithful homage to the race car.
Only 50 units of the 720S Le Mans will be built globally, 16 of which will remain in Europe. It is uncertain whether one will make it to the Philippines.