McLaren 650S Le Mans, One of 50, Spotted Doing Its Thing

Nowadays, every bit of motorsport history is being turned into profit in the street car business and when we're talking about a racing-addicted company such as McLaren, this can only bring a velocity festival.
McLaren 650S Le Mans 1 photo
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Case in point with the McLaren 650S Le Mans. We're dealing with a limited edition dedicated to the manner in which the McLaren F1 GTR took over Le Mans back in 1995, when the Woking racecar claimed the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th places. Of course, the title-grabbing #59 F1 GTR was the main inspiration source used by the British specialists.

The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division is only building fifty units of the 650S Le Mans and, thanks to the piece of footage below, we can show you one of these doing its thing on the street.

The video shows the throwback Mac taking part in a supercar event in Belgium, with the clip also allowing us to get a taste of the supercar's soundtrack.

McLaren's current line-up might as well trick an untrained eye into believing the British automaker builds a second model, albeit in Coupe and Spider versions. So, how can you tell the Le Mans from a "regular" 650S?

The easiest way to do this is to check out the roof, where the limited edition packs a snorkel-like air intake that serves the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 in the middle of the supercar. Oh, and Mclaren also explains this enriches the aural experience inside the car.

Then there are the wheels of the beast. If it looks like these come with a 90s design, it's thanks to the retro nod mentioned above. It's worth noting the front axle gets 19-inch wheels, while the rear axle comes with 20-inch units.

P.S.: We're sorry for the elevator soundtrack moment that disrupts the suck-squeeze-bang-blow concert in the video.

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