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

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

McLaren’s special paint Muriwai White pays homage to founder’s home

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.

Read the entire article McLaren’s special paint Muriwai White pays homage to founder’s home

Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

Yes, there is no more reason to stay at home when it’s freezing outside. Some folks sometimes feel the need to just stay snuggled up at the fireplace most especially if the dreaded wet and snowy roads start to threaten those hot summer wheels. But what if you have better things to do than sip coffee all day or hang out with your bae while staring gloomily at the frosted window? Boy we’ve got some good news for you.

British car maker McLaren and Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli have partnered in developing a winter wheel and tire bundle for McLaren’s Sports Series. What does that mean exactly?

Pirelli has optimized the tires to perform whether on rain, snow or dry conditions and these have been integrated with McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring equipment that works in conjunction with the vehicle’s onboard systems. Developed for its latest 570S Spider as well as for the 570GT, 570S and 540C, each package will include four 14–spoke forged alloy wheels in Dark Metal Grey finish plus a set of Pirelli’s MC Sottozero 3 winter tires.

Read the entire article Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

MSO R Coupe and Spider: two unique McLaren vehicles built for one customer

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.

Read the entire article MSO R Coupe and Spider: two unique McLaren vehicles built for one customer

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

It’s finally here, the much-awaited open-air version of the McLaren 570S. Two years after McLaren launched the coupe form of the McLaren 570S, the British carmaker is now opening the order books for the new McLaren 570S Spider. As designed and engineered, the new McLaren 570S Spider is basically the same as the McLaren 570S Coupe, but without the fixed roof.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is essentially the third body style of the carmaker’s Sports Series product family (570 family), following the McLaren 570S Coupé and the McLaren 570GT. The main difference between the 570S Spider and the 570S Coupe is the fact that the open-top version comes with a retractable roof. Of course, the new 570S Spider still offers splendid levels of dynamism and refinement, coupled with supercar attributes and attitude.

As intended, the new two-seat, rear-wheel drive is provided with two-piece retractable hardtop made from lightweight composite panels. This sleek roof was engineered using the technology employed in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models. Operated electrically with just a simple push of a button in the driver’s cockpit, the roof could be opened or closed in around 15 seconds, as long as the McLaren 570S Spider is travelling at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).

Read the entire article McLaren 570S Spider makes its official debut

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).

Read the entire article McLaren 570S Spider will debut this year

Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram account. There must be a sentimental reason why he chose the new MSO among other high performance cars. It must have something to do with the fact that Button drove a McLaren-Honda in last year’s F1 world championship.

There have been no reports yet on what the 2009 F1 champion plans for his immediate future. Since he has retired, it’s likely that he must’ve bought the 675LT for his own personal use and enjoyment. He had owned 12Cs and 650S in the past but this new Spider surpasses all of them when it comes to performance and price. His Longtail comes with special MSO finishing, which includes black alloy wheels with five spoke design as well as brake calipers of the same color.

Earlier reports revealed that a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO paint would cost you an additional $60,000. That’s merely for the paint job. There is also this $12,000 color coded key fobs that come separately.

Read the entire article Jenson Button now the proud owner of a new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider

McLaren Automotive revealed that it will be displaying its full three-tier model line-up during the Geneva Motor Show which highlights this British brand’s growth. Included in the exhibit is the bespoke 675LT Spider which will be the first time it is shown to the public after being sold out for weeks.

There will also be McLaren Special Operations’ carbon fiber tribute for the McLaren P1 as the brand had stopped the production of this model. This will be the fourth time that the brand has participated in this auto show and it is its largest presence by far. The exhibit will also include the 650S GT3 racing car which the brand has just confirmed.

It will also present the new model for the Sports Series family, details of which have yet to be announced. The exhibit can be seen on Stand 6040 at Hall 6. The carbon fiber McLaren P1 is the latest project completed by the MSO Bespoke division of McLaren Special Operations.

Read the entire article McLaren set to highlight brand growth at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The McLaren Longtail just a got a new big brother and he’s bigger, tougher and more intense than anything we have ever seen. The 675LT Spider was revealed along with five other new models at McLaren Automotive in 2015.

The impressive line-up included McLaren P1 GTR, 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé, and the fixed-head 675LT Coupé -- reinforcing the impressive McLaren’s Super Series range. So if you had a spare $372,600 USD and you acted fast, you may have been lucky enough to be one of the 500 customers who are set to get their hands on this limited edition.

It is easy to see why this model flew off the shelves. The 675LT Coupe appears weightless as it uses uncompromising technology and aerodynamics to make it the fastest and most thrilling open top model to date.

Read the entire article Limited edition open top McLaren 675LT Spider is launched

McLaren Automotive has introduced a 650S project exclusive for the Middle East market. Marking the announcement of the project was the unveiling of the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO at the Dubai International Motor Show 2015 alongside the 570S Coupé and a version of the McLaren P1.

These three models represent Maclaren’s three model tiers – the Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series – bound for the region.

Developed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) – a division of the carmaker in charge of bespoke creations -- the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 will only be available for McLaren’s customers in the Middle East.

Read the entire article McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO debuts at 2015 Dubai Motor Show

Half a century ago, McLaren was a name that dominated the race tracks of Can-Am. Faced with the race’s reputation as the most extreme motorsport event, the company still succeeded in securing the championships not only once, but five times in a row with its high performance sports cars from 1967 to 1971.

Now, McLaren pays tribute to this great part of its history with a limited edition 650S Can-Am automobile. With only 50 units to be produced, the 650S Can-Am is designed with inspiration coming from the race cars of this period when McLaren was the top brand in the Can-Am race tracks.

The Canadian-American Challenge Cup held its first racing competition in the spring of 1966. The racetrack demanded a lot from both the competing drivers and the machines of steel that they were driving.

Read the entire article McLaren honors 50 years of Canadian-American Cup racing with 650S limited edition

China is world’s largest market and McLaren sees some impressive sales and in order to boost the numbers even further, the British supercar manufacturer announced its first regionally tailored model aimed at the Asian market. Dubbed the McLaren 625C, the new model is based on the globally available 650S.

As expected, ‘625’ resembles the power delivered by the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine (625 hp), while the ‘C’ stands for ‘Club.’ In addition, the engine delivers 610 Nm of torque and is bolted to a 7-speed SSG transmission.

When equipped with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, the McLaren 625C Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds, to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 26.7 seconds, while top speed is 333 km/h or 207 mph.

Read the entire article 2015 McLaren 625C Coupe and Spider debut just for the Asian market

Following the positive feedback from the MSO 650S Coupe Concept shown in China, McLaren confirmed production plus for a limited run of bespoke examples of the 650S. Only 50 units of the MSO 650S will be available globally, either as a Coupe or Spider. At the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren will shoe the production car in Spider form.

Inspired by the concept version, the MSO 650S comes with several styling cues such as a number of carbon fiber styling upgrades with satin finish. Moreover, we find MSO Side Blades but also a three-piece rear bumper that includes a carbon fiber centre section.

McLaren says that the MSO 650S will be available in three paint finishes specially developed by the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive. One of the colours is named ‘Papaya Spark’ and represents a modern twist on the McLaren Orange.

Read the entire article McLaren Special Operations (MSO) reveals 650S Spider ahead of Goodwood Festival of Speed

The inevitable happened! First McLaren 650S was totalled during a test drive on the roads in Singapore. Although we don’t have any details regarding the reason of the crash, the images tell us everything, that this car will never see the roads again.

For those who don’t know, McLaren introduced the all-new 650S Spider back in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the all-new vehicle was the replacement for the 12C Spider.

According to the British carmaker, the 650S Spider features a two-piece retractable hard top that can be raised or lowered in less than 17 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 km/h or 19 mph. Under the hood, the 1,370 kg (dry), convertible carries the M838T twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 650 hp and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque.

Read the entire article McLaren 650S Spider totalled in Singapore

McLaren not only brought the 650S Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but also the 650S Spider. The new McLaren 650S Spider promises to offer the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment as the coupe. Just like the MP4-12C Spider, the 650S Spider features a two-piece retractable hard top that can be automatically raised or lowered in less than 17 seconds and at speeds of up to 30km/h (19 mph).

Thanks to the carbon fiber MonoCell chassis, the 650S requires no additional strengthening or reinforcing in open-top guise. The weight of the 650S Spider is 1,370 kg (dry), an increase of only 40 kg over the coupe version. Under the hood, we find the same Mclaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine that produces 650 hp and 678 Nm (500 lb ft) of torque.

These numbers translate into a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds (identical to the coupe) and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.6 seconds (0.2 seconds slower than the coupe). Top speed is 329 km/h (204 mph). Meanwhile, the fuel consumption and emissions remain the same for the 650S Spider: 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and 275 g/km.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva: McLaren 650S Spider shows up wearing its Tarocco Orange coat [Live Photos]

Yesterday’s leaked photos, made McLaren release the official details and specs of its brand new 650S. Joining the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and the already sold-out McLaren P1, the 650S will be available as a fixed-head coupe or as a Spider, with a retractable folding hard top, just like the 12C Spider.

As expected, the 650S is powered by the same 3.8-liter M838T twin turbo V8 found on the 12C and the P1, delivering 650 hp. Meanwhile the ‘S’ letter stands for ‘Sport’, underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement. Unfortunately, McLaren did not release any performance figures for the 650S, but we do expect it to be faster than the “standard” 12C.

Regarding the design, the McLaren 650S is inspired by the P1 hypercar and features headlights that reflect a similar look to the P1, has a more integrated front splitter that helps to increased levels of downforce. Moreover, the 650S comes with unique door blades located behind the front wheels that direct air from the trailing edges of the front splitter.

Read the entire article McLaren officially unveils the 650S Coupe, announces Spider version too

In order to mark its 50th anniversary, McLaren unveiled two commemorative models dubbed McLaren 50 12C and McLaren 50 12C Spider. As expected, the production of the two models will be limited to a maximum of 100 globally, split between just 50 examples of the 12C and 50 of the 12C Spider. Each model will feature a number of bespoke styling and specification enhancements to mark the milestone event, which will be celebrated on 2 September.

Some of the features include a redesigned front bumper, inspired by the limited-run HS Edition models. The lower section of the bumper is made from carbon fiber, while the front floor is made race-derived carbon Kevlar. Above the bumper, we find a McLaren F1-inspired heritage badge, previously available only to MSO clients, fitted on the bonnet.

The McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider models are fitted as standard with carbon ceramic brakes featuring 394x36mm discs at the front, and 380x34mm at the rear.

Read the entire article McLaren celebrates 50th anniversary with special 12C coupe and spider

McLaren Automotive is showing a new short film to mark the start of deliveries of the 12C Spider in North America. The short film shows the 12C Spider, driven by drift champion Rhys Millen, racing against professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics in the ever-perilous and snow-covered Loveland Pass in Colorado.

Millen is the current overall record holder for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and is the 2005 Formula Drift champion as well as 2008 Drifting World Champion. Millen has appeared in more than 500 advertisements in around 20 years. He also appeared in films like the Fast and the Furious series and Indiana Jones.

He is currently working on a new film project that will be soon released. Millen remarked that it was an honor to have driven the McLaren 12C Spider up the “twisty snowy mountain roads” of the Loveland Pass.

Read the entire article Video: McLaren 12C Spider versus snowboarder

Twelve specially-designed Neiman Marcus Edition 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spiders will be featured in the 2012 Christmas Book. McLaren and Texas-based retail chain Neiman Marcus have come together to have a limited-run edition of the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spiders available in its annual Christmas Book as part of the set of “Fantasy Gifts.”

It has several other luxurious offerings such as a Jetlev R200 jet pack ($99,500); a private dinner for 10 cooked by Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Richard Rosendale, and Jerome Bocuse ($250,000), and a walk-on role in the Broadway show Annie: The Musical ($30,000). The most expensive gift costs $1.09 million and includes a first-class trip for two to Paris and Geneva to visit the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, atelier, and watchmaking workshops, together with his and hers watches.

The NM MP4-12C ranks second with a price tag of $354,000, which is $85,750 higher than the MP4-12C Spider’s base price. Buyers get exclusivity first of all. Only 12 samples of the special-edition Neiman Marcus cars will be built. What distinguishes the special edition NM Spider from others are its volcano red paint job, lightweight diamond-cut wheels with gloss black trim, gloss black interior and exterior graphics, contrasting red stitching, and a stainless steel special-edition number badge.

Read the entire article McLaren MP4-12C Spider is the car featured on the Neiman Marcus 2012 Christmas book
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