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.
The Muriwai paint is first seen on the 570S Spider, which is one of those supercars that can be driven in every season, thanks to its retractable hardtop as well as the adjustable rear glass. Under the hood of the supercar is a 3.8 liter V8 engine, producing a loud roar that will definitely uplift your senses.
Earlier, I mentioned that this car is perfect for any season, and I mean winter too. That is because McLaren recently just started offering a winter tire package for more adventurous owners of the Sport Series model. The package comes with a set of dark-finished 14 spoke wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 cold-weather tires. From its name alone, you could tell that the tires were specially made for McLaren.
We sure think that the Muriwai paint is perfect for the winter season, with those special winter tires of course. But we have to admit that it looks good in any season. Overall, the unique paint will definitely make your McLaren stand out from the rest.