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.
The carbon fiber body is hand-laid and has a bespoke ‘Lio Blue’ tinted lacquer. There were 375 road legal version made and they show the level of tailoring and the craftsmanship that McLaren owners expect. The one being displayed on the auto show is the first to be made public after the brand made it available early this year to McLaren P1 customers.
In addition to the full carbon fiber body, MSO also put in a retrim of the cabin through a carbon black Alcantara with a blue stitching contrast. Paying tribute to the McLaren F1 is the 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield. Finally a gloss black finish was done to its wheels. McLaren will also be unveiling during the same auto show the 675LT Spider.
Though only 500 units were made, all of them have been accounted for. The bespoke variant made by MSO is a one-off example of the same Spider honed on the tracks. The team used a Ceramic Grey finish from the MSO Defined range. They also used a higher level of carbon fiber compared to the standard model.
The satin carbon fibre retractable hardtop can be activated even when the car is running at 40 km/h. The same is true with the tonneau and with the retractable hardtop, which both result to savings of 1 kg. Meanwhile the front wings have carbon fibre louvres.
Finished in the same color as its body is the upper surface of the ‘Longtail’ Airbrake while the lower portion has a natural carbon fibre weave. The front bumper end plates are more aerodynamic and are finished in visual carbon. The rear bumper, side skirts, and side intakes have also been finished in visual carbon.
The racing seats have been trimmed in black Alcantara and contrasted with the Xenon Yellow stitch. The Active Dynamics Panel contains the rotary Handling and Powertrain controls which are finished with Solis, a color unique to the 675LT Spider.
The gold detail can be seen in the exposed engine bay that has the 24-carat gold heatshield that surrounds its titanium exhaust system. MSO’s 675LT Spider retains the awesome performance especially with the twin turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that delivers 675 PS (666 bhp) with maximum torque of 700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.).
With this, the 675LT Spider can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds. It can go from 0 to 200km/h (124mph) within 8.1 seconds. Top speed has been measured at 326 km/h (204mph).