McLaren is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 with a special limited edition of its 650S.
In 1995, five McLaren F1 GTRs crossed the finish line to finish first, third, fourth, fifth and thirteenth places at the Le Mans. The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team has just unveiled the first details on this new 650S Le Mans, a special edition that’ll see just 50 units manufactured.
Developed by MSO in special collaboration with the designer of the McLaren F1, Peter Stevens, the 650S has several characteristic features of the legendary F1 GTR 90s. The air intake on the roof is probably the most eye-catching feature, and it also lets drivers and spectators appreciate the sound of the car’s V8 twin-turbo.
The car flaunts stunning five-spoked wheels (19-inch up front, and 20-inch in the rear) with bright orange brake callipers.
In terms of bodywork, its carbon fibre front splitter will help stabilize the car at high speeds, while the rear diffuser improves handling.
Under the hood, the 650S retains its V8 twin-turbo with 641-horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, allowing the beast to pull off 0-100 km/h in just 3 seconds.
The interior features plenty of black leather with black sport seats with McLaren Orange Alcantara inserts and Le Mans badging on the headrests. There are also unique Le Mans floor mats and a limited edition plate on the door card.
Delivery of the first units is expected later in 2015.
In the ultra-exclusive world of exotic cars, there are plenty of opportunities to launch special editions that get the collectors drooling over their rarity and exclusive features. We’re sure the 650s Le Mans will fit right in.