posted 4 years ago

Forecourt Update: McLaren 650S Le Mans

McLaren Marks Historic Race Win With Limited Edition 650S

What Is it?

The McLaren 650S Le Mans is a Limited Edition model marking the 20th anniversary of the company's win at the famous 24-hour endurance race. It finished 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.

McLaren Special Operations – the group that personalises the manufacturer's cars for customers - has ensured its look is reminiscent of the race-winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR.

Styling cues include the roof-mounted “snorkel” air intake that channels air into the engine. The manufacturer claims it also provides “enhanced aural drama within the cabin”. It complements Le Mans Edition wheels that pay homage to the race winner.

This Limited Edition is only available in Coupé form with worldwide sales limited to 50.

What Are The Engine Options?

The 650S Le Mans has a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged, V8 petrol engine. It produces 650PS - and 678Nm of torque - and propels it to 62mph in three seconds. Maximum speed is 207mph. 

What Are The Trim Options?

650S Le Mans is the trim. It benefits from carbon fibre elements such as the front splitter and rear bumper. It also has extended side blades and a rear diffuser. It is finished in Metallic Sarthe Grey, a colour inspired by the F1 GTR. It has orange Le Mans stickers too.

The cabin has a dedication plate on the door card to emphasise its status, plus black leather and orange alcantara seats. The seats have a Le Mans logo on the headrests.

Anything Else I Need To Know?

McLaren 650S Le Mans owners receive a special invitation to join the manufacturer for a 20th anniversary celebration of its famous race victory. Each owner can also bring a guest.

How Much Is It?

Prices from £244,500 with deliveries from mid-2015.