At the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour race, the McLaren F1 GTR came out victorious. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the win, and also as a way to shift a few more cars, McLaren has created a limited edition version of the McLaren 650S, the McLaren 650S Le Mans.
The McLaren 650S Le Mans, of which only 50 will be built, was designed with the help of the F1’s designer, Peter Stevens, and the car is built by McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) division. One of the most prominent features of the special edition model is the roof-mounted ‘snorkel’ air intake inspired by the race-winning chassis #01R McLaren F1 GTR. Besides channeling air to the twin-turbo V8 behind, McLaren says it provides “enhanced aural drama within the cabin”.
Other modifications to the 650S Le Mans include front wings which feature subtle louvres designed to reduce air pressure in the wheel arch therefore increasing downforce, a carbon fiber front splitter, a carbon fiber rear bumper, unique “Le Mans Edition” race-style lightweight alloy wheels, orange badging and carbon ceramic brakes (with orange calipers) fitted as standard. Finally, the exterior is painted in a metallic Sarthe Grey, inspired by the color of the race-winning McLaren F1 GTR.
The interior of the car is trimmed in black leather and black and orange Alcantara, with a Le Mans logo embossed on the headrest of each seat.
There are no drivetrain upgrades, meaning the McLaren 650S Le Mans is still powered by the standard production car’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 641 horsepower and 500 lb ft of torque, good for a 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint of just 3 seconds flat, and a top speed of 207 mph.
McLaren says the 650S Le Mans will be sold globally ,with deliveries will starting in mid-2015. All 50 buyers will also receive an invitation for two to a 20th anniversary celebration party set to be organized at the famous Le Mans track in France. By: diseno-art