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On Tuesday evening, McLaren Beverly Hills, in conjunction with McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, joined forces to celebrate the ‘Racing Through the Ages’ collection. This worldwide exclusive event unveiled six one-of-a-kind vehicles by MSO, commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, through a special evening of entertainment hosted by magician Frankie Foti and actor Aldis Hodge.
Upon arrival guests were taken through a branded maze of McLaren luxury sportscars and super cars, enhanced by 3D elements and an array of paneled walls with images from the iconic British brand. The grand reveal presented by Aldis Hodge in conjunction with co-host Frankie Foti featured a series of incredible magic tricks, from fog smoke to key appearances, designed to unveil each of the six bespoke MSO vehicles which had been until then disguised under black stealth sheets.
Introducing the McLaren 720S GT3, the track-only racing supercar available in 2019. McLaren Automotive has confirmed a stellar driver line-up for the competitive debut of the 720S GT3 in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi on December 13-15. Lining up on the grid will be McLaren Automotive Factory Driver Ben Barnicoat (GB), joined by Alvaro Parente (PT) and Shane van Gisbergen (NZ).
The star trio boasts an impeccable pedigree, with Parente and van Gisbergen both holding Platinum status under the FIA driver-rating system – the highest available – and Barnicoat ranked as Gold. With such a strong line-up, the works-entered car – entered under McLaren Customer Racing – is an exciting prospect for the Gulf 12 Hours. Now in its eighth year, the endurance event will see a combined grid of over 30 GT3 and GT4 cars battling for outright honours over a two-part race, each of six hours’ duration, on the 5.554 km Yas Marina circuit – home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas marked the singular American race of Formula One. McLaren Beverly Hills paid tribute to McLaren’s racing heritage and the anticipated U.S. race with a private viewing of the Austin F1 broadcast, including the opening ceremony and race.