McLaren’s Special Operations division has again obliged to the wishes of a very – we emphasize very – wealthy customer of the brand, who took the keys to a couple of McLarens that are unique to the world.
The brand has proudly given the two bespoke supercars a proper introduction, revealing them to be the MSO R Coupe and MSO R Spider, both based on the 650S but brimming with unique elements. Both supercars feature the same external, internal, and mechanical modifications – the 3.8-liter biturbo V8 packs 679 horsepower (506 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque, having been massaged for some added oomph from the standard 641 hp (477 kW). Just to make sure everyone will hear them being something else, MSO also fitted a new titanium exhaust system with a “crossover” muffler.
No one is going to mistake them both for something else, because MSO also modified the design – new front bumper, hood, louvered fenders, roof scoop, side mirror casings, and rear decklid, all made from MSO Visual Carbon Fiber (VCF). The new five-spoke wheels finished in satin black on the coupe, and gloss black on the spider complete the exterior looks. The exterior also gains a Liquid Silver paint, mixed with bespoke Delta Red pin striping on the front splitter and side blades, as well as MSO R branding on the splitter, side skirts, door sills, and rocker panels.