McLaren Celebrates 50 Years of F1 Victory With the 720S Spa 68 Collection

Automotive News 2 December 28, 2018 by

Bruce McLaren took his maiden win for his own team in June 1968. Driving an M7A, McLaren became only the third ever driver to win an F1 race in their own car. That race, at Spa-Francorchamps, was the first step for a team that would go on to win 20 F1 driver and constructor titles to date.

Marking that occasion, McLaren has launched a collection of special edition 720S models. A dealer commission from McLaren Brussels, the 720S Spa 68 Collection features three cars created by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team.

The three cars feature several nods to the McLaren team’s first race win. There’s a special paint color, called “MSO Bespoke Anniversary Orange”, to match the race-winning M7A’s livery. You’ll also spot a silver decal ahead of the rear wheel showing the 8.77-mile long circuit as it featured on the 1968 F1 calendar.

MSO also embroiders that circuit layout — in orange, of course — in the car seat headrests. In fact the orange contrast stitching features throughout the cabin, as does a dedication plaque showing the car’s build number. Each car also includes a special, orange “Spa 1968” key. The MSO carbon-fiber sill covers make a further reference, with an inscription marking McLaren’s race win.

McLaren doesn’t make any mention of the price for the 720S Spa 68 cars, but should you want one you’ll have to head to McLaren Brussels. You’ll have to be pretty quick though, as two of the three cars already have owners…

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