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McLaren to feature \'ultimate model line\' at Goodwood Festival of Speed

In celebration of 50th anniversary


As British carmaker McLaren Automotive celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, it will put on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed what the brand calls its \"ultimate model lineup.\"

Besides its high-performance road cars--like the global debut of a bespoke 12C by McLaren Special Operations, a limited-edition 50 12C Spider, and the P1--McLaren will also put on display the famous models in its motorsports history. According to McLaren, this will include championship-winning models from Formula 1, Can-Am and Le Mans. Adding to the motorsports flavor to the event will be the presence of McLaren-Mercedes drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez over the weekend.

Some of the Formula 1 cars McLaren will be running up Goodwood are its first and latest championship-winning cars, Emerson Fittipaldi\'s 1974 M23 and Lewis Hamilton\'s 2008 MP4-23; Ayrton Senna\'s all-conquering MP4/4 from 1988, with which he claimed the first of his three championships with McLaren; and Mika Hakkinen\'s 1998 MP4-13, which claimed both the drivers\' and constructors\' championships.


Completing the championship-winning lineup will be a trio of McLaren F1 cars from Le Mans: the F1 GTR with chassis number F1/01R, which claimed a debut victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995; the one-off F1 LM prototype that was built to celebrate the victory, as well as five finishing cars at the French endurance event; and the Gulf-liveried F1 GTR \"Longtail,\" which claimed second place at Le Mans in 1997.

Whew! That\'s a lot of McLarens.

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