Continuing the celebration of the revival of the partnership, Mclaren’s Special Operations (MSO) department has hand-painted a 720S in Gulf’s livery.
This weekend (May 21-23) at the Monaco GP, McLaren will have two of its MCL35M Formula One race cars sporting the Gulf Livery to celebrate the revival of its strategic partnership with Gulf Oil International. In addition, McLaren’s in-house personalisation arm, MSO, has created a one-off 720S with Gulf Oil International’s iconic racing colours.
The livery is inspired by Gulf-GTC team McLaren F1 GTR race cars. The 720S has been hand-painted in the racing blue and Fluro orange scheme, which took folks at McLaren Special Operations 20 days to finish. The orange can be noticed on the brake callipers and on the rim of the carbon fibre wheels. Additionally, the interior gets bespoke treatment with matching blue and orange stitching. Also, the Gulf logo is embroidered on the headrests and painted on the sills.
McLaren also confirmed that a limited number of its customers can have their supercars painted in Gulf livery by McLaren Special Operations. 'This project is a showcase of MSO’s capabilities and echoes the recent full restoration of the McLaren F1 GTR 25R, a car raced in the 1990s. The 720S in such an evocative livery and interior finish, created in close association with Gulf, which perfectly shows the potential for our customers to work with MSO’s skilled team to personalise their McLaren,' said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
Mechanically, the 720S stays the same. It's powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, which pushes out 710bhp and 770Nm of torque. All the power and torque propels the car to the 100km/hr mark from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and gives it a top speed of 341km/hr.