McLaren marks 50th anniversary of its first grand prix win with special edition 720S

The McLaren Special Operations has paid tribute to its glorious racing history yet again and unveiled three limited-edition supercars based on the 720S.

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Bruce McLaren’s first grand prix win, three ‘720S Spa 68’ models, draped in Bespoke Anniversary Orange, are formulated to match the Papaya Orange of the championship-winning McLaren that won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Bruce McLaren piloted a McLaren M7A to the company’s first grand prix win.

The body of the special edition McLaren sports a silver outline of the Spa-Francorchamps track as it was configured in 1968 during the historic race. The outline is proudly drawn ahead of the rear wheel arch and embroidered onto each of the headrests of the cars as well. The carbon-fiber sill covers feature an inscription that reads, ‘1st McLaren F1 victory Belgian Grand Prix 9th June 1968 – Bruce McLaren’ with orange contrast stitching is used inside.

MSO has created unique keys, finished in a matching Anniversary Orange shade, reading ‘Spa 68’. The 720S Spa 68 models are given a set of satin black twin five-spoke wheels.

The special 720S models follow a special collection of 570S models from MSO that marked the company’s significant motorsport era achievements.

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The McLaren Brussels commissioned the cars and the company stated that two of the three cars have been sold already.

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