McLaren Special Operations (MSO) presents the 12C Concept

Article by Christian A., on December 5, 2013

McLaren Special Operations a.k.a. company’s bespoke division presented today the MSO 12C Concept. Based on the McLaren MP4-12C, the MSP 12C Concept received several features such as a front lip spooler, redesigned hood, a carbon-fiber air scoop found on the roof that channels air into the engine and rear wing vents.

Moreover, the vehicle comes with a unique airbrake, titanium wheel bolts, oil and water filler caps. Inside, McLaren Special Operations received new carbon fiber goodies such as the instrument cluster. New lightweight wheels are also available with a new design. Although there are no details about the engine, we expect to see the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine rated at 616 hp.

Using a 7-speed SSG transmission, the standard version of the McLaren MP4-12C hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 26.5 seconds. Top speed is limited at 207 mph or 333 km/h.

For the 2013 model, the McLaren MP4-12C will be a supercar that doesn’t just boast of more power and a number of technical tweaks, but also allows its owners to make a number of aesthetic and functional modifications. This way, customers could create a 12C of their dreams, building on the already comprehensive standard specs of the supercar – another example of how McLaren Automotive realizes its commitment to innovate through technology and design.

For instance, the new McLaren MP4-12C will have a wider palette of exterior finishes to choose from. The 2013 iteration could now be wrapped in Volcano Yellow finish, as part of the 'Elite' set of available paint finishes. McLaren expects Volcano Yellow wrap to be a hit among customers, just like the Volcano Orange and Volcano Red finishes that have been the top color choices for the 12C since it was introduced in 2011.

Likewise, the new McLaren MP4-12C could be specified with any of several wheel designs, including a new wheel design and wheel finish. Customers could opt for the new 5-spoke lightweight-forged wheel that is available in multiple finishes, including the standard Silver and the optional Stealth and Diamond Cut finishes. Of course, customers could still avail of any of the forged wheel designs on the existing range. First finished in Graphite Grey, the Diamond Cut wheel finish is then diamond-cut to reveal its forged metal surface. Then, the entire wheel is wrapped in a glossy protective coat.

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