AutosMcLaren's countdown. 3-7-59 - a unique model that celebrates the brand's triumphs

McLaren's countdown. 3-7‑59 - a unique model that celebrates the brand's triumphs

McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paintwork
McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paintwork
Images source: © Press materials | McLaren
7:56 AM EST, November 13, 2023

McLaren is celebrating its 60th anniversary by unveiling a unique edition of their flagship model. This 750S model has been adorned with a significant paint job that reflects the brand's victories in F1, Le Mans, and the Indy 500.

Founded in 1963 by the exceptional New Zealand driver, Bruce McLaren, the brand started as a Formula 1 team before expanding to include other racing series and eventually making a mark on public roads. One of the most notable achievements in the 60-year history of McLaren is, undeniably, the so-called Triple Crown.

Within the motorsport realm, the Triple Crown corresponds to a victory in the three most prestigious races worldwide - the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, and the 24-hour Le Mans race. McLaren is the only brand globally that has successfully completed the Triple Crown.

  • Indy 500 in 1974 (Johnny Rutherford)
  • Monaco GP in 1984 (Alain Prost)
  • 24h Le Mans in 1995 (JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya)

To mark McLaren's 60th anniversary, emphasis has been placed on this remarkable achievement. Among many ideas that surfaced, the British brand decided to highlight its flagship model, the 750S.

The McLaren Special Operations division, which handles the most unconventional projects, prepared a unique three-part paint job for the supercar.

  • McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paint job
  • McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paint scheme
  • McLaren 750S in the 3-7-59 paint scheme
  • McLaren 750S in paint 3-7-59
  • McLaren 750S in the 3-7-59 paint scheme
  • McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paint scheme
  • McLaren 750S in the 3-7-59 paint scheme
  • McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 painting
[1/8] McLaren 750S in 3-7-59 paint jobImages source: © Press materials | McLaren

The front pays homage to the iconic white-and-red paint scheme that graced the F1 team during its partnership with Marlboro. The mid-section pays tribute to the McLaren F1 that claimed victory at the 24-hour Le Mans. Meanwhile, the orange rear alludes to the Indy 500 triumph. The name for this unique paintwork, 3-7-59, comes from combining the starting numbers of these victorious cars.

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