McLaren unveils 720S Le Mans 2021, in honor of victory

Only 50 units worldwide will be built for this model that honors the brand’s triumph in the legendary endurance race.

McLaren is celebrating one of its biggest sporting milestones this year: the McLaren F1 GTR victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, achieved on June 18, 1995, with drivers JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya behind the wheel.


For the same reason, the brand has just announced a special edition model that pays tribute to this milestone: the McLaren 720S Le Mans, a limited edition of only 50 units, of which 16 will be marketed in Europe.

This model will be available in two exterior shades: McLaren Orange or Sarthe Gray. Add a specific aerodynamic kit and rear bumpers painted in Ueno gray, as well as the “McLaren 25 anniversary Le Mans” logo.

But the improvements do not end here, as they also get beautiful five-spoke LM aluminum wheels, gold brake calipers, carbon fiber elements around the contour, but the most distinctive thing is that a socket has been installed in the roof functional air, one of the most iconic features of the McLaren F1 GTR.

Behind the doors, we find carbon fiber bucket seats, as well as alcantara coverings, a specific steering wheel, and floor mats with the mentioned allusive logos. McLaren also says that the VIN for each car will start with the number “298”, as a nod to the number of laps completed by the No. 59 F1 GTR.

The powertrain remains unchanged on a McLaren 720S: a 4.0-liter 720 Hp biturbo V8 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds, up to 200 km / h in just 7.8 seconds, while the maximum speed is set at 341 kilometers per hour.

The first installments of this super self-tribute will begin this September. Meanwhile, we leave you with a photo of the winning car in the event of 1995.


1995 Le Mans 24 hours. Le Mans, France. 17th – 18th June 1995. J.J. Lehto / Yannick Dalmas / Masanori Sekiya (McLaren F1 GTR), 1st position, action. World Copyright: LAT Photographic Ref: 95 LM a
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