The very first collaboration in between McLaren and Gulf in Formula 1 and also Can-Am was from 1968 to 1973. For a brief moment, both legendary brand names rekindled the fire in the 1990s with the McLaren F1 GTR. After a quick respite, McLaren and Gulf rejoined in 2020. Commemorating this renewed collaboration is the 720S in old-school Gulf livery.
“The 720S in Gulf colors celebrates 2 high-performance brands that draw on a deep automotive as well as auto racing history that have embarked on a new tactical collaboration to excite clients and also fans worldwide,” claimed Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.
All McLaren roadway automobiles will certainly have oil as well as gas from Gulf as the brand name is officially the chosen lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive. “McLaren is a brand name that shares our future aspirations as well as our aspiration for innovation, and also we expect establishing our partnership better in the years to find,” included Mike Jones, President, Gulf Oil International.
McLaren is generating the retro-inspired Gulf 720S in limited numbers. Each automobile will be hand-painted by McLaren Unique Workflow (MSO) using paint from Dutch paint specialist AkzoNobel. According to McLaren, the Gulf-themed racing blue and also orange finish took 20 days to complete by MSO’s expert craftsmen and females.
The bespoke inside obtains matching blue and orange stitching with embroidered Gulf logo designs on the headrests and also repainted logo designs on the sills. Additonally, the guiding wheel has dark blue carbon fiber spokes and also an orange facility band to match the orange exterior stripe.
“The 720S, in such an evocative livery and also interior coating, developed in close organization with Gulf, which perfectly reveals the potential for our clients to work with MSO’s competent team to personalize their McLaren,” included Flewitt.
Under the hood, the Gulf 720S has the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque as a ‘standard’ 720S. Definition, it still goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.8-seconds, achieves a quarter-mile in under 10 secs, and has a top speed of 212 miles per hour.
If you intend to see McLaren’s Gulf livery in all its racing glory, we have great information. McLaren’s MCL35M Solution 1 car will certainly put on the legendary Gulf colors at the Monaco Grand Prix from May 20 to 23, 2021. We’ll see you there!