‘McLaren House’ will play host to an incredible static display of McLaren automobiles at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The display will be adjacent to Goodwood house and focus on several iconic names spanning 50 years of McLaren motorsport. Of course, McLaren Special Operations will also be present, running a range of the iconic supercars up the famous hillclimb.
McLaren’s Ultimate Series P1 will be represented by a tribute to multiple McLaren Formula One Drivers’ Champion Alain Prost; it appears all is forgiven after the Frenchman’s rather acrimonious split with the team at the end of 1989.
The P1’s carbon fibre bodywork is white with blue graphics and red highlights, depicting the French-inspired helmet the four-time champion wore throughout his career.
McLaren will also display the ultra-rare F1 GT road car. It’s one of only three road cars built to homologate the famous ‘Longtail’ Le Mans cars.
A McLaren Super Series 675LT will commemorate the late Denny Hulme, another World Champion who was instrumental in the company’s early growth in the 1960s. Hulme’s helmet design forms the inspiration for the 675LT’s livery, with two black stripes over contrasting Silica White bodywork and yellow-tinted headlamp lenses mimicking Hulme’s visor.
The open-topped 650S Spider is billed the ‘core’ of the Super Series, and as such is dedicated to founder, Bruce McLaren. It is of course finished in Orange, to match the M7A Formula One machine that claimed the team’s first Grand Prix victory at Spa in 1968.
McLaren’s 1995 Le Mans victory is also celebrated with a limited-edition 650S Le Mans. Finished in Sarthe Grey, this development vehicle houses a roof-mounted snorkel, front wing louvres and a road wheel design which apes that of the winning McLaren F1 GTR.
Another P1 GTR will wear the green and yellow colours of the F1 GTR that came third in 1995, driven by father-son team Derek and Justin Bell, along with Andy Wallace.
Finally, a 570S will be given its global dynamic debut out on ‘The Hill’, running throughout the iconic weekend.