McLaren Unveils 750S With ‘3-7-59’ Theme: A Tribute To The ‘Triple Crown’ Triumph

In the world of motorsports, achieving the ‘Triple Crown’ is a monumental accomplishment. It’s a feat that requires winning three prestigious races – the Indy 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix.

 

To celebrate this achievement, McLaren has recently unveiled a special edition of their supercar, christened the ‘750S with 3-7-59 Theme’. The special edition McLaren 750S was revealed as part of McLaren’s ongoing 60th Anniversary celebrations.

This unique name holds significant meaning as it represents the racing numbers of the three victorious McLaren cars that secured the Triple Crown. Johnny Rutherford’s M16D bearing the number ‘3’ won the 1974 Indy 500, Alain Prost’s McLaren MP4/2 with the number ‘7’ clinched the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, and the McLaren F1 GTR, number 59, driven by Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya, and JJ Lehto, emerged victorious at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The commemorative 750S was designed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) as part of the brand’s 60th-anniversary celebrations. The grand reveal took place at the Sonoma Raceway in California, with McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, McLaren IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward, and Le Mans legend Derek Bell gracing the occasion.

Only six of these special edition cars will be manufactured – three coupes and three convertible Spiders. All six have already found buyers, who can look forward to discovering several hidden surprises, or ‘easter eggs’, in their new cars.

The exterior artwork, which combines three liveries from the winning race cars, takes around 1,200 hours to paint. Other distinctive features include a key fob with hand-painted artwork, satin black lightweight ‘Vortex’ alloy wheels with blue, red, and gold brake callipers, and three QR codes hidden within the livery, leading to a webpage with detailed information about the car. Additionally, the MSO logo at the rear is illuminated.

The interior continues the vibrant colour theme with orange ‘Triple Crown’ logos on the carbon-fibre bucket seats. The gearbox paddle shifters behind the steering wheel are painted in red and white. The pedals are finished in a ceramic coating of white, black, and orange stars, a pattern that extends to the door sills. A special red and white plaque, made from a piece of carbon fibre taken from a McLaren F1 car, adds a unique touch.

The 750S, launched earlier this year as a successor to the 720S, boasts a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 740bhp and 800Nm of torque. This power allows the car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 332km/h.

Thoughts About The McLaren 750S With 3-7-59 Theme

This limited-edition McLaren 750S is more than just a supercar. It’s a tribute to the brand’s illustrious motorsport legacy and a testament to the fact that the marque has achieved the Triple Crown, one of the toughest and most coveted achievements in four-wheeled motorsports.

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