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Bespoke McLaren MSO 720S breaks cover in Dubai

McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The rare showcase is from a special client of the British marque’s bespoke engineering division.

McLaren Special Operations or MSO’s latest project is the 720S coupe in satin black with gold elements that also features gold alloy wheels, a 24-carat gold engine heat shield and some gold stencils at the rear spoiler bearing Bruce McLaren’s famous quote in 1964.

In order to apply its special MSO touches, the bespoke program added some new upgrades which include new rear bumper, air intakes, front splitter and roof panels which have all been replaced with carbon fiber elements.

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Bespoke McLaren 720S by MSO revealed at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

All eyes were turned to the fuchsia pink bespoke McLaren 720S MSO at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday. Surely, we can understand why. The one-off supercar, which was commissioned by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Fux and was created by the British automaker’s bespoke division, wears a very bright, eye catching body paint of pink tone with a hint of purple.

Featuring what is called the “Fux Fuschia” color scheme, the MSO 720S was tailor-made to perfection to meet its owner’s unique taste. Starting from the striking exterior up to its luxurious cabin with custom leather and white stitching, down to its lightweight alloy wheels in platinum. Other highlights consist of the cabin’s carbon fiber elements, the pinstriped steering wheel, the fuchsia pink rear view mirror cover as well as the window surrounds and exhaust pipes in Stealth Gray finish. It also comes with white floor mats to complete the all-white theme interior scheme.

A well-known car enthusiast, Fux has over a hundred luxury cars in his collection and many of those are custom made with some unusual colors. There’s one McLaren P1 in green, a McLaren 12C Spider in purple and a McLaren 12C in orange and now comes the new Fuchsia Fux pink McLaren MSO 720S. Fux’s list of car collection doesn’t end there yet. The self-made businessman from Cuba also owns several Rolls-Royces, Aston Martins, Porsches and Ferraris. Being a famous philanthropist, Fux is known to often put his precious cars on display on charitable events while raising money for a good cause.

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McLaren reveals MSO-customized 720S at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

McLaren Automotive has officially revealed a customized 720S that was made by none other than the McLaren Special Operations (MSO). This comes as a surprise to many as the brand just a day before, unveiled the 720S during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. However, the brand is showing this bespoke variant as a way of telling customers how much they will be able to customize the new Super Series.

This variant is nicknamed as the Velocity and shows the vast customization options available to buyers who will have their new 720S personalized by MSO. MSO is the brand’s bespoke vehicle group.

According to McLaren Special Operations Managing Director Ansar Ali, the goal of MSO has always been to meet the desire of customers for exclusivity. The way the 720S has been designed is a good starting point for many customers and the Velocity is only one example of what they can do, he said.

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Track-testing of near-complete McLaren 720S GT3 starts in Europe and US

With 720 PS (710 hp or 530 kW) of max output, a carbon fiber chassis, aerodynamic body and stunning sports car design, the McLaren 720S is nothing short of amazing. By next year, customer teams can pilot a race-focused version of the Super Series as the British carmaker announces the eventual arrival of the new McLaren 720S GT3.

Being developed by McLaren Automotive’s new customer racing division, the 720S GT3 has just finished undergoing extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Now, the development program is in the track-based phase, which includes a punishing test regime that should help validate the GT racer’s key performance data as well as long-distance durability. Track testing is now being conducting extensively across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

Development prototypes are scheduled to cover over 18,500 miles to confirm the GT racer’s exceptional durability and efficiency. The program also includes various 24- and 36-hour tests. The first two development prototypes have already began the test program that will cover tracks on Europe and the US. An intensive Middle East program is scheduled to start before the end of the 2018.

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The new McLaren Senna isn't your ordinary car on the road. It is a supercar that delivers 800 PS (789 hp), pays tribute to legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, and is available in a limited run of 500 examples. Now, one of these 500 examples has arrived in New York City, as delivered to renowned car collector Michael Fux.

Arriving at the garage of Fux is the first McLaren Senna made for North America. Furthermore, this example of the Senna was personalized for its owner by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). By taking a good look at the extensive bespoke content of this Senna example, it is safe to assume that Fux has really made this supercar an extension of his own personality.

Dubbed as the Fux Green McLaren Senna, this example features a Full Visual Carbon Fiber Body, as finished in a custom emerald green dubbed as Fux Green. This full body set has 67 parts, all needing nearly 1,000 hours to produce. The exterior is rounded off by blue-and-red wheel center lock nuts as well as ball-polished wheels.

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Carlex Design is well known for its numerous customized vehicles and their lavish interiors. Most of the time, these custom interiors are far from subtle too, using expansive amounts of fine leather and Alcantara. While the interiors are definitely loud, it can’t be denied that the aftermarket company has great taste. One of the tuner’s latest work is this McLaren 720S with a gorgeous burgundy interior that matches its exterior with a personal touch. It would be an understatement to call this one unique. We’re willing to bet that there’s nothing out there like it.

The McLaren 720S’ cabin has been given essentially everything by the tuner. These range from leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber, to quilted designs and perforations. The whole modification process took Carlex three weeks to complete, and the company gave it all its time and effort into finishing the project, modifying the seat upholstery, steering wheel, door panels, center console, dashboard, the full floor, headliner, and the space behind the seats. In fact, no part of the interior has been left untouched.

As for the exterior, Carlex customized the McLaren 720S with painted eagle wings on the side. Apparently, the theme for the entire car revolves around a history motif of 16th to 18th century “winged” Polish cavalry. Overall, the exterior design goes well with the exterior colour as well as the carbon fiber package from the factory. Meanwhile, the interior also gets a carbon fiber pack.

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In the past couple of months, there have been a number of special edition McLarens that have been released in the past few months. Some of these include the 720S Atlantic Blue and the 570S MSO X. Now, the newest member of the range is arguably more sinister than the rest, and they call it the MSO Black Collection. This McLaren 570GT package will only be limited to 100 examples worldwide, and will definitely see the sporty coupe draped in an all-black, stealth design.

Moving on to the outside, the 570GT will be dressed in a one-off Carbon Black finish, that will be complemented with an MSO Black Pack that replaces the Dark Palladium features available in the standard model.

This includes things like the front and rear splitters, side skirts, and air intakes, and all these will be finished in black. The new set of five twin-spoke lightweight forged wheels will also get a new gloss black diamond finish, which will then be wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. The package also adds carbon ceramic brakes and black brake calipers to the car.

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British automaker McLaren developed their MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division to make their already exclusive vehicles a little more bespoke. And today, we are going to discuss some of their newest and coolest products that indicate the company’s expertise in style and performance to the Sports Series range.

For instance, if you own a 570S Coupe, 570GT and 570S Spider, and you want to achieve a meaner sound, you can always order the new titanium exhaust. It is actually lighter than the stock unit by 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Best of all, it makes the sound it produces five decibels louder. MSO claims that the car’s new tone sounds cleaner and crisper, and that this comes from the rear end of the vehicle.

Today, the titanium exhaust runs 4,750 pounds ($6,570 at current exchange rates), and this part can be had in a Nano Black finish, instead of the standard Nano Clear colour. The good news here is that these add-ons will not only be available as an option for new cars, as later this year, MSO will be offering these as an upgrade to already existing Sports Series owners.

Read the entire article Give your McLaren 570S Coupé, 570GT, or 570S Spider a meaner sound by installing MSO titanium exhaust

The McLaren F1 is considered to be one of the most difficult models to get your hands on and it’s even more elusive now especially since its prices have gone up in excess of $10 million when being auctioned.

So instead of letting customers cry over the F1, McLaren Newport Beach decided that they would work with their special division, McLaren Special Operations to give 10 of their customers the next best thing: custom MSO X examples of the 570S Coupe with exterior inspiration from the competition livery of an F1 GTR race car.

When looking at the MSO X 570S from the outside, it is apparent that the model gets inspiration from the 570S GT4 race car, except that they are road legal. The sides of the bumpers now get dive plates, while the competition inspired hood features additional intakes.

Read the entire article McLaren Special Operations unveils MSO X: 10 road-legal 570S Coupes inspired by GT4

Cryptocurrency has started to tickle the fancy of many people, particularly Bitcoin. This week alone, 1 Bitcoin has reached around $17,500. Analysts are predicting that at the end of 2018, this value could reach as high as $50,000, or even $60,000. Not surprising to learn that many people are now trying look for ways to own Bitcoins.

One such enterprising individual is doing something unique. He is selling his brand new McLaren in return for some Bitcoins.

According to a posting on Craigslist, the seller is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The model is a new McLaren 720S and was initially offered for 30 BTC before the seller lowered it to 25 BTC. The listing also made it clear that the seller would not be accepting cash and would accept “bitcoin ONLY.” As of this writing, 25 BTC would be just a little about $440,000.

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McLaren’s special department, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, has created a unique colour that is a tribute to the home of the automaker’s founder, Bruce McLaren, in Surrey, England. This unique paint they call the Muriwai White has a white base with subtle hints of blue. We first saw it on the 570S Spider pictured here, but anyone can get their McLaren in this shade through MSO.

This white paint came to light with the help of Amanda McLaren, Bruce’s only child and a brand ambassador for McLaren Automotive. She worked with MSO to develop the special colour. Their family home in England was painted in white, accented with blue doors. You might be wondering where the name Muriwai originated. Well, it is a town in New Zealand, located northwest of Auckland where Bruce grew up and where he won his first hill climb at the young age of 15.

But there’s more to this story. Amanda also said during the announcement of the new paint that her mom, Patty, was at a dinner party once, and a palm reader told her that she would live in a big white house with blue doors and shutters. Following that, she said that this unique shade of white is a symbol of her father’s pride and her mother’s comfort. Her father died prematurely in 1970 at the age of 32. Now we understand what makes this unique hue so special for the McLaren family.

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McLaren revealed that a 720S GT3 is already underway and will in fact keep their hands very busy for the most of 2018, considering that most of the development will be taking place at the company’s new facility in Woking, England. Despite not disclosing any technical details, McLaren at least shared a couple of renderings of the 720S GTS to give everyone a glimpse of its future racecar.

We’ve noticed on the rendering that it turns out to appear more aggressive than its road going version mainly for its race-spec features. For one, the 720S GT3 now has a new pair of dive planes-- one on the left and one on the right. It also has a new vented hood at the middle plus huge new air intakes at the front end. Even the pair of side mirrors seems to have an air of aerodynamic quality into them as well.

There are several other racing characteristics which will surely not go unnoticed even if you don’t have a keen eye for detail. The digital rendering has so far provided the 720S GT3 with high mounted exhaust pipes, massive rear wing, wider doorsill plates, huge rear diffuser and wider fenders that anyway are so obvious because they are too big.

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As there are only 375 McLaren P1s in the world and all of them have been completely sold out, McLaren’s hybrid hypercar is truly one of its kind. But what if we tell you there is one that actually stands out among all the McLaren P1s out there? Not only that, it has also increased in market value bearing in mind the $1.3M price tag that initially came with the P1.

Currently on sale at James Edition is an extremely unique example of McLaren P1 by McLaren Special Operations. Its seller, Premium Automotive Concept, is based in Germany and has been selling it with a listed price of €2.170.000 (or approximately 2,561.468 USD).

The owner of this particularly rare example had first ordered it in matte black as you can see from the photo. But then the rest of its body panels are finished either in carbon fiber or gloss black as well, making it stand out all the more from any regular P1s we’ve seen before.

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McLaren Special Operations division (MSO) recently finished two new bespoke supercars: an MSO R Coupe, and an MSO R Spider. Both vehicles were based on the 650S and are fitted with a number of features. There’s another thing you should know: both vehicles were also made for one lucky and wealthy customer.

The coupe and the spider are among the latest projects of the MSO, and both are equipped with the same internal, external and mechanical specifications. For instance, both come with a 3.8 liter biturbo V8 that carries out 679 horsepower (506 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. That is actually quite a big difference when you compare it to the standard 650S that produces only 641 horsepower (477 kilowatts). To give them both a unique roar, they were given a new titanium exhaust system with a crossover muffler.

To give them the overall package, both models will be given a dramatic-looking exterior, finished in a beautiful Liquid Silver paint, contrasted by a unique Delta Red pin stripe feature on both the front splitter and side blades. It has been given new elements like the MSO Visual Carbon Viber (VCF) front bumper, hood, louvered fenders, roof scoop, side mirror casing, and the rear decklid. The owner will be reminded of MSO when looking at the exterior, because of the splitter, side skirts, door sills, and rocker panels. Lastly, the coupe comes with a set of new satin black five-spoke wheels, while the spider has been fitted with five-spoke gloss black wheels.

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McLaren Special Operations’ (MSO) latest project pays tribute to the racing homologation car from 1997 - that is the F1 XP GT “Longtail”. Today, they have styled six new McLaren 570GT coupes to look like the 1997 model. All six examples were given an exclusive livery, painted in “XP Green” on the outside, while the interior is finished in a Saddle Tan leather that complements the exterior design. The interior also gets some green bits here and there, as well as a specialized plaque on the dashboard. Overall, it looks like a balance of a vintage and a modern vehicle.

The model that these 570GTs pays tribute to was actually introduced back then to keep up with the FIA homologation rules. And after the company has seen the success of the McLaren F1 race car, the company came up with a “Longtail” model, which they referred to as the F1 XP GT. The company even had to build a road legal version of this too. What really resembles the 570GT with the F1 XP GT would be its green and tan colour scheme, as you can see in the photos.

With only six examples, who are the six lucky people who will get their hands on one of these? Well, what we do know is that these examples will be sold in the UK, Germany, and The Netherlands. Furthermore, McLaren shared that the MSO-specified parts on the customized model are worth £21,000 (around $28,500).

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We first saw the McLaren 720S earlier this year when it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and we all agree that it is a beautiful car. But did you know that this particular model has already been sold out? Well, at least until 2018. You heard me right, if you plan to get a 720S this year or next, then it is already too late.

The McLaren 720S got into production in April at the company’s Woking UK facility. And since then, they have already received a total of 1,500 orders of the said model, according to Autocar. In fact, some customers even ordered two examples of the vehicle. Some of them want two, where one will be delivered before the year ends, while another example will go through some customization at McLaren’s Special Operations center.

As a refresher, the 720S will come standard with a biturbo V8 with an output of 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts), but it’s expected to still be pushed even further. In just 2.8 seconds, it can sprint to 62 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) from a standstill. The 720S also has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour).

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As far as McLaren is concerned, the new mid-engine, rear–wheel-drive, two-seater McLaren 720S has a new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that delivers a max power output of 710 hp (529 kilowatts) at 7.500 rpm as well as 537 pound-feet of torque (770 Newton-meters) at 5,500 rpm. But it seems that these power figures were seriously underrated, as shown by some new dyno numbers, as reported by DynoBoost.

Of course, while an engine has the capability to deliver the published power figures, a certain percentage of power is lost as it is sent from the engine to the drivetrain. For supercars like the McLaren 720S, it is generally accepted that around 15 percent of engine power is lost. This means that if a supercar is capable of delivering 1,000 hp, around 150 hp is lost through the drivetrain. As a result, only 850 hp is actually realized by the supercar.

Applying this 15-percent power loss rule on the McLaren 720S, the British supercar should be delivering around 603 hp of power output and 456 lb.-ft. of torque. These should still be impressive power figures for the McLaren 720S.

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McLaren had just built a new 720S, but this time, it is made out of plastic. Why? That is because it is made with Lego bricks, and what’s even more impressive is that they built a life size model of the 720S. The 1:1 model scale is currently displayed at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. To finish this model, they needed a total of 267,300 Lego pieces, with the help of six people who spent 2,000 hours building it.

This is not the first time we have seen cars being replicated with Lego bricks. In fact, Lego has some pretty cool automotive kits from the simple Speed Champions line to the giant Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But here is the thing with the McLaren 720S, it’s so huge it isn’t even finished yet.

Therefore, McLaren is asking the general public to help them finish it at the Festival of Speed so the supercar can finally be completed. Take note that there is still a long way to go as the company will bring in 12,700 orange bricks to the event in order to complete the construction. To keep the replica as realistic as possible, they ensured that the design will include silver marking to depict the Pirelli P Zero Costa tires.

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Having a full list of MSO options is certainly one of the modern miracles in the world of after-market tuning. That said, there’s a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO upgrades currently on sale at McLaren Scottsdale. For $487,572, the 675LT Spider features Mercedes Benz’s Flintgrau Metallic paint with MSO’s front splitter, rear diffuser, rear bumper, hood and side skirts all made with carbon fiber. In addition, the airbrakes, roof and hood have been painted off with a pair of racing stripes in Cerberus Pearl.

With this many MSO options, the one listed here may not even be the highest priced McLaren 675LT but it surely is one of a kind. We say this because a whole other range of MSO upgrades could be seen throughout the exterior. For example, there’s a new set of wheels in bronze with brake calipers in signature McLaren Orange. It also boasts a satin blue carbon fiber paddle shifts and a 24 carat gold heat shield throughout the exhausts.

Inside, the MSO specced 675LT Spider comes with a unique combination of carbon black leather and Alcantra fabric with a touch of Midnight Blue to highlight the accents. To create a connection with the exterior motif, the seat belts feature the same McLaren Orange just as the one painted on the brake calipers. All in, this entire set would typically cost you more than $90,000, which we think isn’t bad for a car bearing the Speedy Kiwi “swoosh” logo to start with.

Read the entire article You can own this McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO specifications for less than $500,000

Following in the footsteps of the McLaren 570S, 540C and 570GT is the newest addition to the McLaren Sports Series -- the roofless 570S Spider. McLaren 570S was rolled out in coupe form 2 years ago, and we have been waiting for a convertible Spider version ever since. Now our fantasy can be a reality, as McLaren Automotive head honcho Mike Flewitt addressed the rumors and finally confirmed that the 570S Spider will be released possibly this year.

Flewitt is still silent about the further specs of the 570S Spider, however the up-and-coming sports car convertible will be built based on the Spider versions 650 and 675LT, which have been fitted with a folding hardtop.

The new 570S Spider will be equipped with a biturbo 3.8 L V8 engine, akin to its fixed-roof equivalent. When an auto manufacturer converts a coupe into a convertible, we can't help but think about the extra weight and lessened rigidity. However, the performance hasn't changed much, as the folding roof of the 570S Spider only puts on around 88 lbs (40 kg) and will not alter the 570S Spider's acceleration record from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km per hour).

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