McLaren Special Operations has revealed six cars to commemorate the motorsport victories
The ‘Triple Crown’ is completed by winning three races – Indy 500, Le Mans and Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix and to celebrate the feat, McLaren has pulled the wraps off the catchy-named ‘750S with 3-7-59 Theme’.
To go into further detail, those numbers represent the racing numbers of each of the three cars that totalled McLaren’s Triple Crown. The ‘3’ of Johnny Rutherford’s M16D at the 1974 Indy 500, the ‘7’ of Alain Prost’s 1984 Monaco-winning McLaren MP4/2 and the number 59 McLaren F1 GTR of Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya and JJ Lehto that took victory at the 1995 edition of Le Mans.
The design was undertaken by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) as part of McLaren’s wider 60th anniversary celebrations at Sonoma Raceway in California. On hand to reveal the car were McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, McLaren IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward and Le Mans legend Derek Bell.
Six McLaren 750S will be built with the special ‘Triple Crown’ treatment – three coupes and three drop-top Spiders and they’ve all been sold. The owners will also have a whole bunch of easter eggs to find in their cars.
Aside from the artwork which takes 1,200 hours to paint, combining three liveries from the winning race cars, the 750S 3-7-59 comes with a key fob with hand-painted artwork, satin black lightweight ‘Vortex’ alloy wheels with blue, red and gold brake calipers. Three QR codes are hidden within the livery to provide a webpage with information on the car and to the rear there’s an illuminated MSO logo.
The vibrant colourways are continued inside with orange ‘Triple Crown’ logos on the carbon-fibre bucket seats and the gearbox paddle shifters behind the steering wheel painted red and white. The pedals are finished in a ceramic coating of white, black and orange stars – pattern that extends to the door sills. A special red and white plaque is made from a piece of carbon fibre taken from a McLaren F1 car.
The 750S was launched earlier this year as a replacement for the 720S and features a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 with 740bhp and 800Nm of torque for a 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds and top speed of 206mph.
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