Priceless McLaren display confirmed

Last updated 12:10 21/06/2013

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A priceless display of three iconic McLarens has been confirmed as part of the marque's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The display, at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK was confirmed as teams prepare for this weekend's running of the famous Le Mans 24 Hour race, and will be headlined by McLaren's 1995 race-winning F1 GTR.

The F1 GTR will be joined by the one-off prototype, the F1 LM and the F1 GTR "Longtail" which finished second at the 1997 Le Mans.

McLaren, established by New Zealand's Bruce McLaren, is arguably the most successful team in motorsport history and the No 59 car's win - with Yannick Dalmas, JJ Lehto and Masanori Sekiya sharing the driving duties - in 1995 meant it became the only racing team to have won the Formula One, Indianapolis 500, Can-Am and Le Mans titles.

The F1 LM was born from the success of the GTR in 1995, and the lightweight, unrestricted limited edition was built in honour of the F1 GTRs that finished the race. Finished in the famous McLaren heritage ''Papaya Orange'' of Bruce McLaren's early Formula 1 and Can-Am racers, the one-off prototype, codenamed F1/XP1LM will take its place on the McLaren stand alongside a selection of other key models from the brand's history.

Completing the Le Mans-inspired line-up will be the McLaren F1 GTR ''Longtail'', chassis F1/20R, finished in the famous blue and orange Gulf livery.

The ''Longtail'' was built for the 1997 season, and takes its name from the revised bodywork which provided further levels of downforce, and reduced drag, over the previous generation models. The new model claimed further notable race victories throughout the season and chassis F1/20R, driven by Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Jean-Marc Gounon and Anders Olofsson, claimed class victory and another podium finish overall for McLaren at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a hard-fought second place.

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