McLaren honors 2014 Nurburgring 24 Hours lap record with special edition 650S Spider

It’s been a little while since the 2014 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, but McLaren and Doerr Motorsport have finally produced a special edition McLaren 650S Spider to celebrate when McLaren GT factory driver Kevin Estre set a record lap of 8 minutes and 10 seconds around the Nordschleife.

Estre’s lap in McLaren’s 12C GT3 was 6 seconds faster than the previous lap record in that racing category. Unfortunately, none of Doerr Motorsport’s 12C cars completed the race.

McLaren has decided to focus on the positive, however, and has revealed the 650S Spider Nurburgring 12H Edition (which would have been developed sooner if not for higher priority projects like the 570S introduction).

The 24H Edition 650S Spider will be limited to just eight units, each with Doerr Motorsport wheels and exhaust, MSO (McLaren Special Operations) carbon fiber rear diffuser, side blades, and front splitter, orange brake calipers, special lap time plaques, MSO’s carbon fiber interior package, Alcantara black seats, and orange stitching and seat belts. It’s unclear if all eight models will be produced in the same white exterior color as pictured.

Under the hood, the 650S Spider’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine still produces 641 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Pricing for this ultra-exclusive special edition has not yet been announced, but considering the changes are mostly part of Mclaren’s Special Operations customization packages, don’t expect a massive premium over the standard 650S Spider.

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