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McLaren 720S Spa 68 Edition Pays Tribute To Historic Win

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McLaren Special Operations cooked up these special edition supercars.

What could be more special than a McLaren supercar? A McLaren 720S customized by the company's Special Operations division, that's what. Like these three ordered by a dealer in Brussels.

Called the Spa 68 Collection, the trio was made to mark the 50th anniversary of McLaren's first Grand-Prix victory, achieved at the Belgian Grand Prix half a century ago. They wear the same shade of orange as the M7A in which the landmark race was won, and bear the silhouette of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the 14-kilometer layout on which the race was run. The image is emblazoned ahead of the rear wheel arches and stitched into the headrests.

The carbon-fiber doors sills are also inscribed in tribute to the victory, bridging the five-spoke, black-satin alloys (from the MSO Bespoke catalog) on which they roll. Each car is individually numbered, and even comes with a key fob painted the same shade of orange and inscribed with a simple "Spa 68."

Of course, like any other example of Woking's latest Super Series model, each of the three packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, nestled in the middle of a carbon monocoque chassis and cranking out 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque.

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Channeled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, that's enough to send the 720S rocketing to 62 mph in under three seconds, covering the quarter-mile in 10.3, before topping out at 212 miles per hour. A slouch, then, this British supercar is not, but eminently desirable it is – with or without the special treatment.

Before McLaren even unveiled the trio, two of them were already sold. And something tells us it won't take long for it to sell the final example, either.

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