The design features a Kiwi bird on the roof.

One of the Garage 59 team’s McLaren 650S GT3s will wear a special livery paying tribute to Bruce McLaren at the upcoming 24 Hours of Spa. The retro-inspired look will take a page from the earliest racers from the legendary driver.

The design is a play on the livery from the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team between 1962 and 1966. The motif uses red for the front and rear, and stripes combing the same crimson color, yellow, and a green checker pattern adorn the hood, roof, and sides. The coolest part is the black kiwi on the roof. The birds are a national symbol of McLaren’s native New Zealand. On Bruce’s cars, it has the nickname the “Speedy Kiwi.”

The trio of Bruno Senna, Luis Felipe Derani, and Duncan Tappy will drive the McLaren-liveried 650S GT3 in the Spa endurance race. We’ll look forward to seeing how the crew will perform at the famous circuit in Belgium.

McLaren unveiled the 2016-spec 650S GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Similar to the road car, the racer uses a biturbo 3.8-liter V8. A six-speed sequential gearbox sends power to the rear wheels. It also wears a much more aggressive body than the production version, including big fender flares and a large rear wing.

Source: McLaren Automotive

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