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McLaren has released some new details on the recently unveiled 650S Coupe Le Mans Special Edition, which has been officially introduced back in early December.

McLaren’s newest creation is not the upcoming Sports Series but a new special edition of the 650S Coupe. The supercar in question has been developed in order to pay its tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR, which triumphed back in 1995, on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The vehicle has been developed by MSO (McLaren Special Operations) and the McLaren F1 designer, Peter Stevens, and it can easily stand out from a crowd thanks to the “snorkel like” air intake from its roof.

The McLaren 650S Coupe Le Mans Special Edition is also getting the standard carbon ceramic brakes, with orange calipers, covered by the special 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels, front to rear, which have been wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Only 50 units of this special edition 650S will be produced and each one will cost 244,500 GBP. Deliveries will begin in April 2015, as the company has recently announced.

The standard McLaren 650S has been in production since 2014 and it is offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, packing in a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine under its hood, connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The unit is good for 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. The 650S can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds and it can go all the way up to 333 km/h (207 mph).