It's called the McLaren 650S Le Mans and it features styling inspired by the #59 F1 GTR that took the overall victory at Le Mans back in 1995, such as a roof-mounted air intake. Responsible for some of the enhancements is none other than Peter Stevens, famed designer of the F1.
He worked closely with McLaren’s personalization department MSO to design the air intake as well as subtle louvers up front that help to boost downforce. The car also wears extended side blades and a custom MSO rear diffuser.
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The look of the 650S Le Mans is further enhanced by the metallic Sarthe Gray paint job, inspired by the color of the race-winning F1 GTR. This is offset by a few elements finished in McLaren’s signature orange. As a final touch, the wheels, 19 inches up front and 20 inches at the rear, feature a design that mimics the one used on the race cars.
Inside, the designers have gone with black leather and Alcantara trim. For the seats, a splash of orange offsets the sombre look of the cabin. A Le Mans logo is embossed on the headrest of each seat, and on the unique floor mats, paying further homage to the anniversary. A dedication plate on the door card also identifies the limited nature of the model.
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Deliveries of the McLaren 650S Le Mans commence in the summer and pricing is set at $320,500. Anyone lucky enough to get their hands on one will also be invited to join McLaren at a 20th anniversary celebration of the Le Mans victory. Perhaps it’s at this event that McLaren will confirm rumors about its interest in racing once again at the famous French circuit.