• The McLaren 720S Looks Legendary In This Cool Gulf livery

The limited edition McLaren 720S Gulf celebrates the newly-formed partnership between McLaren and Gulf Oil

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Gulf Oil is not the giant it used to be, but its livery will go down in history as one of the most recognizable in motorsports. The sky-blue and orange arrangement has blessed some of the most legendary race cars ever made – the Ford GT40, Porsche 917, McLaren F1 GTR “Long Tail”, Aston Martin DBR1-2, and Porsche 911 RSR. Now, McLaren is bringing back some of that glory in the form of a limited-edition McLaren 720S, wearing the Gulf livery.

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Car collectors are mad about anything with a Gulf livery, so McLaren and Gulf Are cleverly capitalizing on this.

At the same time, the British carmaker commemorates their renewed partnership with Gulf, by finishing a limited number of McLaren 720S with the iconic livery, which will also be seen on their Formula One cars at the Monaco Grand Prix.
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McLaren first partnered with Gulf Oil between 1968 and 1973 in Formula One. The connection was re-established in the 1990s with the GTC Competition team’s McLaren F1 GTRs. The same team scored victories at the 1996 BPR Global Endurance Series, as well as the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans, in GT1 Class. In 2020, Gulf was chosen by McLaren as their lubricant supplier. This includes engine oil and high-performance fuel.

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McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is responsible for producing the 720S Gulf edition. McLaren will offer the livery as a personalization option for its customers. However, this will be available for a certain number of vehicles. The McLaren 720S Gulf will be a limited edition after all. The legendary livery takes 20 days to be applied to the 720S, as it is hand-painted.

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The in-house bespoke arm of luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive, McLaren Special Operations (MSO), has unveiled a bespoke Gulf Oil-liveried McLaren 720S resplendent with the brand’s iconic racing colors.

The project is part of the renewed relationship announced last summer when McLaren confirmed Gulf’s return as an official strategic partner and a demonstration of the personalization possibilities available on McLaren’s supercars

McLaren first partnered with Gulf in both Formula 1 and Can-Am from 1968 to 1973. The association was revived in the 1990s with the GTC Competition team’s legendary McLaren F1 GTRs, with victory in the 1996 BPR Global Endurance Series and the GT1 Class at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1997.

Having reunited again in 2020, this year Gulf became the preferred lubricant supplier to McLaren Automotive, with all cars to be filled with Gulf oil and fuel optimized for high performance engines.

A limited number of customers will exclusively have the opportunity to have their McLaren supercars hand-painted by MSO in Gulf livery. The 720S revealed this week is the culmination of a joint project between MSO and Gulf to ensure a perfectly color-matched range of paints in metallic and solid finishes that capture both of their unique identities.

Having trialed several iterations to create the perfect finish from McLaren Automotive paint technology partner AkzoNobel’s exhaustive pallet of premium automotive paint hues, the definitive version alone is the product of 20 days of work by MSO’s craftsmen and women.

In addition to the iconic racing blue and orange colors, MSO has echoed the Gulf solid orange color on the brake calipers, with the bespoke interior of this 720S featuring matching blue and orange stitching with Gulf logos embroidered on the headrests and painted on the sills.

The famous McLaren steering wheel incorporates a center band to match the exterior stripe in Gulf solid orange and Gulf solid dark blue on the visual carbon fibre spokes.

“McLaren Automotive has firmly established itself as the pioneering supercar company within just 10 years, but the McLaren brand has a remarkable history before this and it is always great to see customers embracing famous liveries on modern McLaren supercars.

“The 720S in Gulf colors celebrates two high-performance brands who draw on a deep automotive and racing history that have embarked on a new strategic partnership to excite customers and fans around the world.

“This project is a showcase of MSO’s capabilities and echoes the recent full restoration of the McLaren F1 GTR 25R, a car raced in the 1990s. The 720S in such an evocative livery and interior finish, created in close association with Gulf, perfectly shows the potential for our customers to work with MSO’s skilled team to personalize their McLaren.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

“Gulf and McLaren have a relationship that dates back to 1968 and is one of the most successful and recognized partnerships. We’re proud to have worked closely with McLaren Special Operations to showcase the distinguished racing blue and fluro orange Gulf colorways on the 720S.

“McLaren is a brand that shares our future aspirations and our ambition for innovation, and we look forward to developing our relationship further in the years to come.”
Mike Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil International

The 720S remains the benchmark supercar; with a twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine producing up to 710bhp and 568lb/ft of torque, it can accelerate to 60mph from standstill in just 2.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 212mph.

Its carbon fibre Monocage II contributes to a class-leading lightest dry weight of 2,828lbs, while Proactive Chassis Control II suspension and active aerodynamics help to unleash this sensational performance on both road and track.


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