Supercar Collection Marks Historic McLaren Milestone

By Paul Joseph

McLaren Special Operations has created a limited-edition set of supercars to honour the 50th anniversary of iconic race car designer Bruce McLaren's first grand prix win.

The three "720S Spa 68" models are finished in Bespoke Anniversary Orange formulated to match the Papaya Orange of the championship-winning McLaren that won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

There, Bruce McLaren piloted a McLaren M7A to the company's first grand prix win. Fifty years later, the McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection celebrates the motorsport heritage that runs parallel to the automaker's road cars.

A silver outline of the Spa-Francorchamps track as it was configured in 1968 during the historic race is highlighted on the exterior. The outline sits ahead of the rear wheel arch and is also embroidered into each supercar's headrests.

Carbon-fibre sill covers feature an inscription that reads, "1st McLaren F1 victory Belgian Grand Prix 9th June 1968 - Bruce McLaren," orange contrast stitching is used inside, and MSO created unique keys for each car finished in a matching Anniversary Orange color that read "Spa 68."

Finally, the department fitted the 720S Spa 68 models with a set of satin black twin five-spoke wheels.

The McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection can be ordered now at McLaren Brussels.

By Paul Joseph