Bruce McLaren’s 1968 Belgian GP Win Honored with McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection

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Half a century ago, the man who set the basis for what is now one of the most respected car builders in the world, Bruce McLaren, drove an M7A to the win in the Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps track.
As a means to honor the both man and his win, the local Brussels retailer of McLaren commissioned three very special vehicles.

Using the McLaren 720S as a basis, the company’s tuning division, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) came up with what they call the 720S Spa 68 Collection, a limited and exclusive three-car run meant as a tribute to history.

The first and most important thing that stands out on the three cars is their orange color, used as a tribute to the original Papaya Orange livery used on the McLaren M7A in 1968. Adorning the cars is the inscription 1st McLaren F1 victory Belgian Grand Prix 9th June 1968 - Bruce McLaren on the carbon fiber sill covers.

Contrasting the orange are satin black 5 twin-spoke lightweight wheels. At the interior, MSO went for contrast stitching in McLaren Orange thread.

Although the changes made to the three cars are not as extensive as we’re used to seeing on creations wearing the MSO signature, they're enough to have already caused quite a stir. Without saying when the news of the 720S Spa 68 Collection was brought to the attention of the customer pool, the company says it has already sold two of the three machines.

Pricing for the leftover car was not announced.

The McLaren 720S was introduced in 2017 as the second generation of the company’s Super Series, picking up from where the 650S left off. The name of the new car stands, of course, for the number of horsepower the M480T 4.0-liter engine develops.

The performance figures of the car are standstill to 100kph (62mph) acceleration of less than 3 seconds and a top speed of 341kph (212mph).
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