McLaren has released a special supercar in honor of the first victory in Formula 1

McLaren has released a special supercar in honor of the first victory in Formula 1

December 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The company McLaren introduced a special version of the supercar 720S. The novelty was released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first victory of the British team at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1968.

The supercar received a special body color called Papaya Orange, giving a reference to the livery of the McLaren M7A race car, which, under the control of Bruce McLaren, was the first to finish in the race 50 years ago. On the rear wings and on the headrests, an image of the contours of the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit appeared in its configuration at that time.

In addition, the novelty received carbon lining on the rapids with the inscription “1st McLaren F1 victory Belgian Grand Prix 9th June 1968 – Bruce McLaren”, as well as an ignition key with silver engraving “Spa 68”.

Whether the technical component of the supercar has undergone changes is not reported. Standard McLaren 720S is equipped with a four-liter V8 unit with two turbines, developing 720 liters. with. and 770 Nm of torque.

The engine is paired with a seven-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches. The supercar is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, and acceleration to 200 km / h takes 7.8 seconds. The maximum speed of the car is 341 km per hour.