Formula 1 sensation Lando Norris recently unveiled the spectacular McLaren 750S, a tribute to the iconic "Triple Crown" victories in motorsport. Celebrating McLaren's triumphs at the Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Indianapolis 500, the 750S is a fitting testament to the brand's illustrious racing history, coinciding with McLaren's broader 60th-anniversary festivities.
The special edition, revealed at the Velocity International motorsport festival in California, featured prominent figures like IndyCar driver Pato O'Ward and Le Mans winner Derek Bell. This MSO-backed masterpiece is just one of six, with the others adopting the distinctive '3-7-'59' livery in either Coupe or Spider variants—all of which have already found fortunate owners.
The nomenclature of the car holds significant historical references. The '3' signifies the number of winners in the 1974 Indy 500, '7' marks McLaren's inaugural Monaco Grand Prix victory in 1984, and '59' pays homage to the triumphant 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning McLaren F1 GTR.
The visually striking artwork took over 1200 hours to complete, involving 20 different colors meticulously applied by the skilled technicians at McLaren Special Operations (MSO). Drawing inspiration from the winning cars, the hood proudly showcases the white and red livery of the McLaren MP4/2, adorned with the racing number '7'
Both '3-7-59' themes reflect the McLaren F1 GTR's gray paint scheme and racing number '59' Even the key fobs of these exclusive cars boast hand-painted artwork mirroring the multi-colored exterior. The intricate details extend to the carbon fiber racing seats, featuring the Triple Crown logo in McLaren Orange on the headrests.
Laser-etched artwork on the pedals, matching the car's exterior detailing, adds a unique touch, complemented by a ceramic coating and the iconic Triple Crown stars in white, black, and orange. Praising this remarkable creation, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Michael Leiters remarked, "The most challenging project ever undertaken by McLaren Special Operations is a truly stunning expression of McLaren's paint expertise, on a supercar that sets a new standard in its class." The McLaren 750S stands as a captivating blend of innovation, history, and artistry, embodying the essence of McLaren's unparalleled legacy in motorsport.