McLaren 720S Le Mans revealed
With a new special version of its 720S supercar, McLaren has celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of the most historically important successes in motorsport. The 720S Le Mans commemorative edition features tailor-made design elements that pay tribute to the F1 GTR endurance racer who took the checked flag at La Sarthe on June 18, 1995, McLaren ‘s debut race with a production-based car.
The number 59 car, powered by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, and Masanori Sekiya, completed a total of 298 laps in the 24-hour race-one more than its closest competitor. The achievement is referenced by each special-edition car’s chassis numbers, which will begin at 298.
Only 50 limited edition examples are to be made, with 16 bound for Europe.
The Le Mans is having a range of personalized cosmetic touches compared to the stock 720S. It features modern, five-spoke retro-style wheels, side skirts commemorative badging, floor mats and headrests, a gloss black roof scoop, front louvres with carbon fiber, gold-painted brake calipers, and black contrasting body trim.
Inside, buyers can choose orange or gray highlights for Alcantara upholstery while standard carbon-fiber racing seats, a color matching steering wheel marker at noon and plaque building are fitted.
Many personalization options are available via McLaren’s MSO division, including six-point race harnesses, extended shift paddles, and exposed carbon fiber trim elements such as the rear diffuser, air intake, and roof scoop.
The twin-turbocharged V8 720S is mechanically unchanged, meaning the Le Mans version packs 720hp under the hood with a 2.9sec 0-100kph time and 341kph top speed.
Prices for the 720S Le Mans start at £2.54,000 (approx. Rs 2.43 crore) – about £36,000 (approx. Rs 34.38 lakh) more than the standard car – with customer deliveries scheduled to begin in September.