It features the brands iconic colors. This livery marks the renewed relationship between the two brands that was announced last year.
The partnership came about in 1968 and went on till 1973. In this, the teams raced in both Formula 1 and Can-Am. In 1990, the association roared back to live with McLaren F1 GTR’s winning the 1996 BPR Global Endurance Series and the GT1 Class at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1997.
Only a few customers will be able to get the special livery for their cars via MSO
Reunited last year, Gulf is now the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive. All high-performance cars from McLaren will only use Gulf oil and fuel which is optimized for the engines.
McLaren is offering a limited run for customers where they have the opportunity to deck out their cars with the Gulf livery. The reveal of the 720S marks the culmination of a project between the 2 companies to make a livery that captured the unique identities of the two together.
“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” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “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 personalize their McLaren” he added.
The 720S continues to remain the benchmark supercar for McLaren. It has a twin-turbocharged V8 built in-house that produces 720PS and 770Nm of torque. It can hit a 100 from naught in 2.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 341 kmph.