A fantastic homage

The famous win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 was unprecedented: not only was the McLaren F1 GTR essentially a road car competing against purpose-built prototype racers, it was also the first entry by McLaren in one of the toughest endurance races in the world. Even so, against all the odds, McLaren took the chequered flag, with a team finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this historic victory, and to celebrate the win McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has announced a new limited edition model: the McLaren 650S Le Mans.



The new model, of which only 50 cars will be produced (all coupe), is unmistakably inspired by the famous No.59 F1 GTR that won in 1995 (on permanent display at the McLaren Technology Centre), one of the crown jewels in McLaren collection.

Hence the new 650S will be finished in a metallic Sarthe Grey exterior paint colour, besides will feature unique lightweight wheels, developed for this special edition. The new functional enhancements include a roof-mounted engine induction ‘snorkel’ and subtle louvres on the front wings, both iconic details found on the original car. The new car also features a carbon fibre front splitter, rear bumper and Airbrake, plus extended side blades and rear diffuser. Inside, the 650S Le Mans is finished in leather and Alcantara, and features race inspired seats with Le Mans logos stitched into the headrests.

The new car has been developed by MSO in venture with Peter Stevens, the celebrated British designer who styled the original McLaren F1.



Specifications Le Mans


Seven-speed sequential mode


V8 biturbo, 3.8 l


Seven-speed sequential mode

Max. power

650 CV (478 kw), 7250 rpm

Max. Speed

333 km/h / 206.9 mph


0 – 62 mph 3 s


1,330 kg


Text: McLaren ± Photo: McLaren