McLaren, the British luxury automotive manufacturer, has unveiled its most impressively intricate 3-7-59 Theme with the McLaren 750S in commemoration of its Triple Crown Motorsport accomplishment, which includes the Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the 24 Hours of LeMans. The McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, the McLaren IndyCar driver Pata O'Ward, and Derek Bell—who participated in two LeMans races in an F1 GTR—unveiled this special sports vehicle at the Velocity Invitational held in California. Interestingly, the livery takes over 1,200 hours to complete and is known as the 3-7-59 Theme. This unique number on the car represents the racing numbers used by McLarens that won the 1974 Indianapolis 500, the 1984 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, and the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only six of these have been reserved for customers, and each one has a hand-painted, highly detailed livery designed by McLaren Special Operations. According to the brand, this is the most intricate livery they have created until now.
Commenting on the occasion, Michael Leiters, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive said, "As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of McLaren being founded, we of course reflect on our legacy of pushing boundaries, both in motorsport and more recently in supercar and hypercar excellence. The 3-7-59 Theme takes inspiration from both of these areas, as a showcase of extreme performance that pays tribute to our Triple Crown success. The most challenging project ever delivered by McLaren Special Operations is a truly stunning expression of McLaren’s industry-leading paint expertise, on a supercar that sets a new benchmark in its class.”
McLaren 750S Triple Crown Limited Edition: The Unique Theme
As previously stated, it takes more than 1,200 hours to paint each of the six cars that are being made; they will all have different takes on the 3-7-59 Theme. The race numbers "7" from Alain Prost's 1984 McLaren MP4/2, which won the Monaco Grand Prix, "59" from the McLaren F1 GTR, which was driven by Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya, and JJ Lehto, and "3" from the M16D driven by Johnny Rutherford at the 1974 Indianapolis 500 are all referenced in the name.
McLaren 750S Triple Crown Limited Edition: Design Highlights
The unique 750S, which comes in coupe and spider variants, has a red and white design theme with the number "7" that is reminiscent of the MP4/2. The vehicle's rear is adorned in orange and blue to resemble the Indianapolis 500 winner, while the car's sides are decked in grey in honour of the F1 GTR that won Le Mans. In addition, MSO has added several distinctive elements to the paint that refer to each of the three race-winning vehicles. These include three QR codes that take you to an online page, providing detailed information about the car. Even the brake light positioned on the underside of the airbrake has an electrochromic MSO insignia. Besides this, McLaren fitted the exclusive 750S 3-7-59 Theme with alternating blue, red, and Le Mans gold brake callipers positioned above Satin Black wheels. A few accents—such as the lower portions of the doors—drenched in silver leaf complete the unique details.
McLaren 750S Triple Crown Limited Edition: Interior Details
As you head to the cabin, you will find that each model has an orange Triple Crown insignia imprinted on the centre armrest and stitched into the headrests. Moreover, the interior has hand-painted shift paddles, carbon fibre racing seats, graphite Alcantara, and white contrast stitching. A plaque commemorating the manufacturer's racing accomplishments has been installed by MSO, along with carbon fibre doorsills and custom pedals.
McLaren 750S Triple Crown Limited Edition: Mechanical Specs
In terms of the mechanicals, the Triple Crown edition's core specs remain the same, with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 unit. This unit is good enough to belt out 740bhp of maximum power and 800Nm of peak torque. It further continues to boast a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 2.8 seconds. The top speed for the model stands at 331km/h.