McLaren is celebrating their 50th year of Formula 1 racing in classic McLaren style – a specially-made, one-off 570S.
The McLaren 570S M2B edition is the firm’s latest supercar, rocking the original Pure White with a central green stripe and silver edging. The colour scheme of McLaren’s smallest supercar mimics the original paint scheme of the M2B that raced in the 1966 Monaco GP.
Powered by a 225kW mid-mounted Ford V8, the M2B featured the engineering knowhow from the aircraft industry. The innovative monocoque construction, and new Mallite material made from balsa wood, combined with lightweight aluminum to create the powerful racer.
Besides the new throwback paint job, the 570S remains standard. That means it features the identical twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8, generating the same 419kW/600Nm.
McLaren’s small supercar has spectacular numbers – 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, 200km/h in 6.3 seconds – but it’s the top speed that’ll make other cars its size envious. With enough space to move, the 570S can break the 300km/h plateau, topping out at 328km/h.