Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first Monaco Grand Prix in 1966, McLaren has revealed a somewhat special one-off model. The McLaren 570S M2B is a tribute to that GP and the F1 car which popped the company’s Monaco cherry.
McLaren, as you know, is first and foremost a Formula One team. The huge car making business that is built around the motorsport activities of the company is just a means to support the racing ambitions. So it was only fitting to honor one of the earliest and most significant F1 cars and what’s quite possibly the most important Grand Prix of the year with a modern-day production model – since if it weren’t for the former, the latter would not have existed.
That said, the tribute is not a very elaborate one as it begins and ends in a livery. McLaren 570S M2B is painted in the same paint scheme as the original M2B racing car with a green base and unique green accents. So yes, this is more a publicity stunt to help the sales of the 570S than an honest homage, but that’s cool since all the money McLaren makes from their car business will end up in their racing efforts anyway.