McLaren commemorates 25 years since F1 Le Mans win with special edition

25 years ago McLaren celebrated one of its greatest motorsport achievements – winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans on its first attempt. June 18, 1995 saw McLaren F1 GTR #59, driven by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori Sekiya take the chequered flag with three other F1 finishing in the top 5.

To commemorate such an achievement, the Woking manufacturer has revealed a special edition model aptly named the McLaren 720S Le Mans. Only 50 are to be produced with 16 to find a home in Europe.

Each of the 50 Le Mans edition cars will carry a dedication plate featuring a ‘McLaren 25 Anniversary Le Mans’ logo and each chassis number will start with ‘298’, a nice little touch reminding the owners that in 1995, the F1 GTR completed 298 laps, one more that its closest rival.

New owners will get a choice two colours, McLaren Orange or Sarthe Grey, fitted with the stunning 5-spoke LM wheels, some added carbon here and there, gold-coloured brake callipers and a functional roof scoop!

Inside, owners can choose between black Alcantara with McLaren Orange accents or Dove Grey accents, carbon fibre racing seats, a 12 o’clock marker on the steering wheel, a couple of commemorative plates and to remind you what you are driving floor mats and embroidered headrests with the McLaren 25 anniversary Le Mans’ logo.

As always customers can always take their limited editions and give it the MSO treatment where a lot more carbon fibre inside and out can be ticked as well as a titanium harness bar and 6-point harnesses to further enhance the motorsport theme.

The cost for the pleasure of owning one these limited cars? The 720S Le Mans starts at £254,500 with deliveries due to start in September.


Author: Nikolai Attard

Just a Malteser living in London, working as a PR/social media consultant and writing about things I find interesting on the side.

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