This McLaren MSO R is a two-off supercar special

McLaren MSO R Spider

The two McLarens, one a spider the other a coupe, have been customised by the brand's in-house Special Operations division according to a unique personalised specification.

The two cars are based on the previous generation Super Series products and are compilations of cherry-picked parts from the 650S, 675LT and the extensive MSO options list. A typical MSO Personal Commission extends beyond paint colours and materials and finishes to encompass changes to body and interior design and also dynamic and powertrain enhancements as required. McLaren Special Operations is now seeing an increasing number of customers enquiring about bespoke and unique cars. 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.

One of the first McLarens commissioned at this level was the McLaren X-1. 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. The steering wheel has a carbon fiber upper and lower, with black Alcantara grips and a Delta Red center stripe. As for the wheels, they share the same 5-spoke design, although the ones on the Coupe are finished in Satin Black, while the Spider gets them in Gloss Black.

The interior design of the cars is arguably even more distinctive than the exterior.

Both cars are destined for one customer and are technically identical apart from their different lids and accompanying rear sections.

Like the MSO HS commission from a year ago, the MSO R models are based on the 675LT but use blueprinted (with the cylinder heads machined further) versions of its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre M838TL V8 engine. 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. Gains are courtesy of a hand-polished, titanium exhaust system, which features a "crossover muffler", with longer pipes optimising gas flow.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Royal Bank of Canada Reiterates Buy Rating for Coeur Mining Inc (CDE)
The Company has its mines located in the United States, Mexico, and Bolivia and exploration projects in Mexico and Argentina. After $-0.01 actual EPS reported by Coeur Mining Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -700.00% EPS growth.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Hasn't Beaten Cuphead, But He's Got a Reason
Microsoft has announced several new XBox One S bundles that will bring stars to any gamer's eyes this holiday season. On the topic of Cuphead , Spencer says it's selling "very well", although no exact numbers have been released.

Despite Earnings Beat, Citigroup Is Just Par for the Course
Analysts were expecting the company to report earnings per share of $1.32 on revenue of $17.90 billion for the quarter. The store cards business has been grappling with less successful collection efforts after accounts become delinquent.

Trump Ignorantly Thinks the Stock Market Reduces Government Debt
He told Sean Hannity , "Now, if you look at the stock market, that's one element, but then we have many other elements. Trump also overreads the 3.1% second-quarter GDP growth figure, about which he brags constantly .

HSBC names bank veteran John Flint as its new CEO
He will take over the bank following a period of regulatory turmoil for the sector - with HSBC no stranger to the controversy. But the bank still faces a tough challenge to meet its long term goal of making a better than 10 per cent return on equity.

Other news