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.
Of course, MSO made sure to give the interior the same theme as the exterior. That being said, both models get an interior that is finished in black Alcantara with some red accent stitching on the dash and steering wheel. For a sportier, high performance feel, the steering wheel also features a carbon fiber upper and lower portion. For some contrast, the seats are finished in red Alcantara with black accent stitching, opposite the dash. The headrests also get an MSO R logo embroidered on them.
To completely personalize the package, the aftermarket tuner designed an MSO R-branded key, a bespoke IRIS screen, and instrument cluster display with gear-shift lights. Both models also get unique plaques that identify them as MSO-tuned vehicles. The company did not mention anything about the cost of each vehicle. But then again, it’s not like we’ll get our hands on one. Nonetheless, we are curious to know who the lucky owner is and how much money has been spent to commission both models. He must be one hell of a fan of the 650S to get two models that are not much different from one another, except of course that one is a coupe and the other is a convertible.