Inspired by Daniel Ricciardo, and limited to his home country, too.
With financial setbacks and manufacturer recalls, McLaren has had a tough time lately. By contrast, McLaren's F1 team has a lot to celebrate, despite Lando Norris failing to reach the podium at last weekend's Russian Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position. At the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, McLaren achieved its first Grand Prix win since 2012, achieving a one-two finish led by Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
To celebrate this historic victory, McLaren Special Operations revealed a new special-edition version of the McLaren 720S with unique design cues inspired by Ricciardo's race-winning F1 car.
Dubbed the McLaren Daniel Ricciardo Edition 720S, the limited-edition Super Series is finished in the Papaya Spark and Burton Blue colors used on the McLaren Formula 1 2021 MCL35M race car. As a nod to Riccardo's racing number, the special 720S is limited to just three examples. Ricciardo's race number 3 is etched on the doors and the side sills are inscribed with the driver's signature. The Australian flag also adorns the front haunches.
"Daniel Ricciardo's relentless determination and pursuit of excellence are qualities that perfectly reflect the McLaren ethos," said George Biggs, commercial executive director at McLaren Automotive. "
"Following McLaren's outstanding performance with a landmark one-two finish for the team at the Italian Grand Prix, it's the perfect time to reveal this limited series in celebration of the Aussie driver. The 720S is a fitting model to celebrate Daniel's achievements and we're delighted to see it adorned with the Australian flag crafted by MSO."
Mechanically, the Daniel Ricciardo Edition is identical to the regular 720S, which is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that producing 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. If you want to own one, you'll need to move to Australia because the McLaren Daniel Ricciardo Edition 720S will only be available at McLaren's Sydney and Melbourne dealerships when it arrives in Q4, 2021.