McLaren 570S M2B 1

At the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix, the McLaren Formula One team made its debut with the M2B racer. For this year’s edition of the iconic street race, the British carmaker decided to pay tribute to the original racer with a special edition of the McLaren 570S.

Called the 570S M2B, the Macca was built to honour Bruce McLaren’s first Formula One race car, which came just three years after he founded his race team. Visually, the car sports a special paintwork inspired by the F1 racer’s livery – pure white body colour highlighted by a central green stripe and silver edging.

Mechanically, the Sports Series model remains unchanged, with the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine providing 570 PS and 600 Nm to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It’ll still sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds, topping out at 328 km/h.

McLaren 570S M2B 4

McLaren has continuously looked for innovative ways to improve its on-track performance. The team introduced the world’s first carbon-fibre Formula One car with the MP4/1. Later on, its MP4/12 racer, which came fitted with Brake Steer technology, saw the system being banned from the grid for offering “too great a competitive advantage.”

The carmaker’s road cars are no exception either. The 570S features the marque’s carbon-fibre MonoCell passenger cell, carbon-ceramic brakes derived from Formula 1 and adjustable dampers on the all-round double-wishbone suspension setup.