McLaren Special Operations creates a special pair of 688hp supercars, because why make do with just one?
Given the last MSO product featured on PistonHeads was Michael Fux's 720S, these two Super Series McLarens look remarkably restrained. Amazing how bright pink can make a carbon central stripe, giant rear wing and dive planes look quite sensible...
And here's the coupe!
These 675LT-based cars are called the MSO R Coupe and MSO R Spider, created for one customer who clearly felt both Longtail models were lacking a certain something. To that end both the Coupe and Spider here have been upgraded to 688HS spec, which means the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 gets hand-polished cylinder heads and exhaust ports to tickle power up to - you've got it - 688hp.
Of course the more significant changes are externally, where MSO specialises in giving McLarens a unique touch. Both are Liquid Silver, the Coupe painted with a satin finish and the Spider gloss, with a Delta Red pinstripe on the front splitter and sideblade. Much of the carbon - known as VCF or Visual Carbon Fibre in McLaren jargon - is familiar from the 688HS, including the roof scoop, front splitter and rear diffuser. Note as well the 'MSO R' badges dotted around the car.
Are those seats from an Integra Type R?
The colour scheme continues inside too, with a pair of gorgeous MSO R-branded red bucket seats plus a mixture of carbon and Alcantara for every possible surface. Furthermore, the MSO R cars receive a bespoke Iris screen, instrument display and shift lights, the latter presumably questioning why you're travelling so fast in something so valuable...
Unsurprisingly no price has been revealed for this unique pair of McLarens, though we have been told to expect more cars in a similar style soon. According to the press material MSO is "currently seeing an increasing number of customers enquiring about bespoke and unique cars." So if you have a burning desire to create a one-off McLaren, then Special Operations is all ears. Just not in pink though, OK?
I suspect Mclaren will be the "Apple" of cars very soon. Lots of depreciating and nothing truly "special" apart from the ultimate series.
skidskid12 Oct 2017
Stand by for the incoming "but they said the HS was limited to X amount of cars" and "but this isnt one" posts.
Desert Dragon12 Oct 2017
You can have all the money in world but zero taste. I'd like mine "fecking ugly pls".
cmoose12 Oct 2017
Ye cannae buy taste. Those rear wings are gopping.
Jordan21012 Oct 2017
though we have been told to expect more cars in a similar style soon. According to the press material MSO is "currently seeing an increasing number of customers enquiring about bespoke and unique cars."
Not really unique or bespoke if there is more cars in a similar style then is it...