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The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Sohne, has revealed its specially curated centrepiece display for 2020, a lineup of the McLaren F1 GTRs.

16 Mar 2020 | International News : U.K.


The Concours of Elegance has revealed its centerpiece display for 2020, a lineup of the McLaren F1 GTRs that finished first, third, fourth and fifth at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.

Taking place from 4 to 6 September in the spectacular Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace, the Concours of Elegance is celebrating the 25th anniversary of McLaren's unique motorsport achievement.

Fountain Gardens of Hempton Court Palace, one of the U.K.'s most stunning settings
The Concours of Elegance's centerpiece display is reserved only for the most extraordinary vehicles or astonishing motoring feats.

The 2020 event will cement the Concours of Elegance's global reputation for gathering the finest cars in the world in the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. With the gracious support of Concours of Elegance patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, no other U.K. motoring event offers the same prestige.

All four cars will be parked side-by-side at Concours of Elegance 2020. The cars include the winning Kokusal Kaihatsu Racing car, the third-place Harrods-liveried car of Andy Wallace, Derek Bell and Justin Bell, the fourth-place Gulf Racing F1 GTR and the Giroix Racing Team F1 GTR that finished fifth.

The McLaren F1 GTR winning the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1995
The original McLaren F1 GTR was an afterthought, demanded by F1 customers that wanted to take their cars racing. To that end, the F1 GTR began testing for the Le Mans 24 Hours race in five months' time, where it would be competing against prototype vehicles designed specifically for endurance racing.

Unfazed, the F1 GTR swept to victory in one of the most comprehensive motorsport victories of all time, taking four of the top five places overall and the top four GT1 places. With only very few modifications to the road car, the F1 GTR beat many vehicles specifically designed for the track. This achievement hence should not be understated.

Once again, more than 60 of the finest cars ever built will gather in the event's Main Concours, celebrating the finest innovations in design, performance and technology stretching right back to the invention of the motorcar. Concours of Elegance will also bring together a number of other displays and special features, curated to the very highest standards, to create three days of automotive and luxury celebration, including around 1,000 motoring greats of all types and ages.
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