McLaren 720s Spa 68 Collection
Back in 1968, Bruce McLaren won the first-ever Formula 1 victory for his team at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Driving none other than a McLaren M7A racecar, gracing Papaya Orange livery. This win, the first ever for McLaren and opened up a motorsport history that many other teams would love to claim their own. interestingly, this was Bruce’s fourth Formula One victory, but his first with a vehicle of his own design and construction. This was a marked era in McLaren’s history, and what better way to pay tribute than commissioning bespoke three 720S vehicles.
Adorned in MSO Bespoke Anniversary Orange paint, similar to that of the 1968 racecar, the McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection really is a wonder. MSO Bespoke Satin Black 5 Twin-Spoke Lightweight wheels draw more attention to the striking paintwork while the dark interior trim is contrasted by orange thread in places such as the headrests, where the 1968 Spa-Francorchamps track is outlined.
This isn’t the only place outline of the 14km track is also noted on the vehicle, as it will also be found in silver, placed just in front of the rear wheel arch. Finally, the ignition key also graces the bespoke orange color, and features the lettering ” SPA 68″.
While the McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection may come across quite simple, I personally feel this is the beauty of the project. Being simple allows for the striking color to stand out and is a spectacle in its own right. Three have only been made, and two are already sold. Many who are lucky enough to see this on the streets probably won’t know what this vehicle resembles, but as the saying goes, if you know, you know.
Also published on Medium.