2017 McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT has 40 percent more carbon image

McLaren is hard at work preparing for the introduction of a new member in the Super Series range, but it’s also eager to please the seemingly unending hunger for limited edition versions of its cars.

For example, their latest work comes in the form of the 2017 McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT – which essentially is a 675 LT Spider clad in exposed carbon fiber. McLaren thinks the car showcases MSO’s expert craftsmanship in personalization and use of the lightweight and strong material. The special edition model follows in the footsteps of the P1 presented at the beginning of the year and has exposed carbon fiber – production will spread across 25 units, all based on the 675 LT Spider and all featuring about 40 percent more carbon fiber – so the model should tip the scales below the standard’s 2,800 pounds dry.

Aside from the changed bodywork there’s nothing to report – the already well known twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 of the modern era McLaren is still there, massaged for 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Taking power to the rear wheels is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and 60 mph (96 km/h) should be attained in less than the regular’s 2.9 seconds. Of course, if you want to buy one you’re already out of luck, because all units have been reserved prior to the official introduction.