, 2022-04-26 02:00:00,
F1 is coming to Florida, and McLaren will feature its all-new Formula 1 race car wearing the brand’s iconic orange livery. To celebrate, five copies of the McLaren 720S are getting matching designs for the upcoming inaugural Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix next Sunday, May 8. The livery matches that of the F1 car, as well as McLaren’s Indycar and Extreme-E racers, and the five cars will be working chauffeur and hot-lap duty for celebrities, owners, and fans during the race.
The livery itself dates back to 1967, when McLaren Racing team founder Bruce McLaren first used its now-iconic orange color during the 1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup. McLaren won the series, only in its second season, that November in his FIA Group 7 M6A race car that was painted a vibrant Papaya orange color. That Papaya lives on today in the liveries of McLaren Racing’s F1, Indycar, and Extreme-E class race cars as well, so it makes sense that the production side of the company would copy the look for the upcoming Grand Prix.
Each of the five McLaren 720S examples is wrapped with a Papaya-colored nose over a dark grey painted body, with the color streaming around and down the sides of the car. It’s paired with touches of a new blue color that’s used as an accent on the Formula 1 race car livery, with blue edging the 720S grille and outlining the Papaya orange features, before stretching around and dominating the rear bodywork.
The car itself is a standard 720S, which is no bad thing. It…
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