McLaren have announced the Australian exclusive limited-edition Daniel Ricciardo 720S and the timing couldn’t be better as Ricciardo just won his first Grand Prix with McLaren in Italy!
Only three models of this beauty will be released in Australia as a nod to Ricciardo’s racing number. The cars were commissioned by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) in partnership with McLaren Sydney and Melbourne dealerships.
McLaren Commercial Executive Director, George Briggs, said,
“Daniel Ricciardo’s relentless determination and pursuit of excellence are qualities that perfectly reflect the McLaren ethos… 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.”
Daniel Ricciardo himself had nothing but nice things to say about McLaren and the 702S, “One of the great privileges of driving for McLaren is getting behind the wheel of many of the brand’s exhilarating supercars. And while each offers something unique, the 720S is the absolute benchmark.”
The car itself is based on the McLaren 720S Coupe. This beast is powered by a 529kW 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 that can pump out 0-100kph in just 2.9 seconds for a top speed of 341kph. While that’s neat, you would want this car for the little features that McLaren have put in to make it really special.
The Daniel Ricciardo edition comes in the same “Papaya spark” orange that adorns their F1 cars with a bit of Burton blue thrown on there. You can also see the Australian flag and Ricciardo’s racing number, 3, on the sides. There are also carbon fibre sills autographed by Ricciardo himself that join a little build plaque in the cabin.
These are likely going to cost more than the regular 720S which retails for about $600,000 drive-away.
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