Probably the Most Colorful McLaren You've Ever Seen Is Three Race Cars Into One

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In the world of exquisite carmakers, the Brits from McLaren have always stood out as ones not to shy away from using daring (to say the least) colors on the vehicles they make. But try as I might, I don't remember ever seeing a McLaren as colorful as the one we have here.
What you're looking at is a new color theme cooked up in the McLaren laboratories. It's called 3-7-59. I know, a strange name, but there's meaning behind it. It will become clear in a moment.

You see, 2023 is the year when McLaren celebrates 60 years of existence. To properly mark the occasion, we've seen all sorts of special announcements coming from McLaren, revealing products with specific meaning.

So is the case with the 3-7-59, and its meaning has to do with the carmaker winning what it calls "the motorsport's unofficial Triple Crown": races at the Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In a nutshell, the theme is meant to be a throwback to the numbers worn by each of the cars that won the aforementioned competitions: 3 for the Indy 500 M16D (1974), 7 for the MP4/2 in Monaco (1984), and 59 for the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR (1995).

Given the name chosen, it would have made some sense for the tribute colors and numbers to appear on the 750S on which the theme was premiered with the 3 at the front and the 59 at the rear, but for some reason they do not.

Yet, as the "most ambitious and exacting bespoke livery ever," the new McLaren color scheme is really something, as it not only paints the front, middle, and rear in different colors, but each of the two sides as well.

Completed at the end of no less than 1,200 hours of hard work, it contains not only different colors splashed here and there with or without some sort of plan, but also illustrated details of the race-winning cars from the past. In all the theme required no less than 20 colors to be combined in different ways.

And guess what? We'll get to see variations of the theme of five other 750S models. That's because McLaren will be making six of them for customers who have already paid for the cars, in either coupe or Spider guise.

Not only the exterior of the vehicles are getting special treatment, but some other elements too. The key fob, for instance, comes in a hand-painted cover meant to mimic the exterior design.

Then we have Vortex alloy wheels in satin black pulled over brake calipers finished in finished in blue, red and Le Mans Gold.

Inside McLaren fitted a number of Triple Crown logos, most visible as stitched additions to the headrests, but also in the armrest. The carbon fiber door panels have the same artwork as the seats.

The British carmaker does not say how much the 750S 3-7-59 cost to make.

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