Mclaren Create A 720s Daniel Ricciardo Edition To Celebrate The Win
And only three were made, that was definitely not planned...
To celebrate Mclarens first win in 9 years, the British automaker has unveiled a special limited edition car for a certain special driver. As you may know by now, Mclaren and Daniel Ricciardo took a 1-2 victory at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix this year. The 32-year-old, who struggled and had difficulties with his Mclaren throughout the season, put his foot down on the throttle and took a well-deserved victory for the Papaya-colored team. And to honor and pay tribute to the now 8-time race winner, Mclaren has taken their popular 720s model and has made a special limited edition Daniel Ricciardo version to recognize an unforgettable win and driver.
Number three, who is very fond of the 720s, will now get his own bespoke version. What could get better than that? The riveting 212mph supercar flaunts countless cosmetic changes both inside and out to commemorate Ricciardo. It is evidently powered by its 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V8 engine, which also jolts this car from 0-60 in 2.9s. The Mclaren 720s was a new era for the company, like Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris are creating a new era for Mclaren F1 as well.
Now let's get to the interesting parts of this limited addition monster. The McLaren 720S Daniel Ricciardo Edition has a more sloping roofline that swoops into the rear end, it sports the Mclaren triangular headlights, a wide air vent, and Burton Blue accents on the bonnet, mirrors, and also the rear. The Papaya Spark Orange paintwork completes the car as the final touches are the Australian flag stickers sitting pretty on the doors. And we cannot forget the number "3" engraved on the side doors as well. Its massive rear diffuser is accompanied by two exhaust pipes and an earful of V8 music, something you don't find in Formula 1 cars today.
770 nm of torque and rear-wheel-drive will give the lucky passenger and driver that ultimate race car feel, as they picture themselves sliding the rear end at the Ascari corner in Monza. Although, its interior is far from a Formula 1 cockpit. It has a striking blacked-out cabin with orange hints, even though it's a civilized supercar, Mclaren had to add bucked seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel. We could picture the Honeybadger tugging at the wheel with a big smile on his face.
You can grab a Mclaren 720s Daniel Ricciardo Edition in Australia later this year, that is, if you can afford it of course. The Number 3 Mclaren 720s is set to exceed the standard 720S priced at around $300,000. This is one sleek car we can't wait to see on the road.