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McLaren announces special 720S Coupe Le Mans edition

2020-06-18 04:30
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Mclaren 720s Le Mans. Image: Newspress

 • Model celebrates anniversary of McLaren's 1995 Le Mans race win.
 • June 18 2020 marks 25 years since JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, and Masanori Sekiya claimed victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 
 • Only two hues are available on the celebratory 720S: McLaren Orange or Sarthe Grey.
 • Bespoke features include roof scoop, unique 5-spoke LM wheels, and carbon fibre racing seats.


McLaren will make just 50 720S Le Mans models available worldwide to celebrate their shock win in the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.

Each car features a Le Mans dedication plate, and 'McLaren 25 Anniversary Le Mans' logos. 

The story of how McLaren Automotive charged to victory on its first attempt in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is incredible – and to mark the June 18 1995 win, they've created a special edition 720S coupé.

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Image: Newspress

The three men: JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, and Masanori Sekiya, took the #59 McLaren F1 GTR to victory and achieved the team's greatest endurance race result. 

The British marque dominated the race, with three other F1 GTRs finishing in the top five. The victory at Le Mans also ensuring McLaren a place in motorsport history as winners of the French 24-hour classic, the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indianapolis 500.

Watch highlights from the race below:

As mentioned the 720S Le Mans features exclusive touches dedicated to the win 25 years ago and include a plate featuring a ‘McLaren 25 Anniversary Le Mans’ logo.

The VIN of each car will begin with 298, in recognition of the number of laps completed by the race-winning F1 GTR – one more than its closest rival.

Power 

The 720S Le Mans is powered by a mid-mounted, 530kW 4.0-litre engine. The twin-turbocharged V8 propels the car from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0-200km/h in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 341km/h.

Compiled by Sean Parker

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