McLaren 720S Le Mans edition races in | CAR Magazine

McLaren 720S Le Mans edition races in

Published: 17 June 2020

► McLaren 720S: the lowdown
► New Le Mans special edition
► Just 50 to be built in orange or grey

McLaren is keeping up the special edition momentum with a new 720S model designed to celebrate 25 years after its 1995 Le Mans win.

The new supercar marks the anniversary of JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya snatching victory at the iconic event that cemented the F1’s racing heritage.

These editions are finished in either McLaren Orange or Sarthe Grey, with the lower bumpers in a colour called ‘Ueno Grey’. More key details include the addition of a black roof scoop – something even the new 765LT doesn’t get as standard – and five-spoke ‘LM’ wheels inspired by the winning #59 F1 GTR.

720S LM editon interior

Inside, carbonfibre race seats with embroidered headrests accompany swathes of orange or grey Alcantara, along with a plate and floor mats with 25th anniversary detailing on them. A particularly nerdy detail is the VIN, which will begin with the numbers 298 – a pointer to how many laps the #59 F1 GTR did.

Performance specs are unaffected, so your Big Mac can still launch to 62mph in under three seconds and onto 212mph.

Want one? Just 50 are being made and only 16 are coming to Europe from £254,500 a pop. And that’s before you add on any MSO kit…

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches