Report – McLaren interested in delivering unique SUV image

It appears the British sports car manufacturer is excluding no project from its rosters, with one condition: the customer wanting the bespoke vehicle should have no problem signing the bill.

It appears the McLaren Special Operations unit is actually able and willing to build any type of vehicle for a given customer that comes looking for a bespoke example, though it should also take not that all expenses will go towards its bank account. Chief designer Robert Melville has not denied the possibility to deliver any outlandish vehicle request, even four seater models or sport utility vehicles, though the work will only be carried out by the company’s own atelier – McLaren Special Operations (MSO). “Over the last few years, most people at McLaren have at some point been asked about SUVs, four-seaters, motorbikes,” comments the executive. If you come to MSO, we could design you an all-new body, a power increase or decrease. We can design you whatever you want, if you have the money for it.”

Thus, a McLaren sporting at least four seats and the body of a SUV will be entirely possible, though the client should take notice the work would be valued at “millions and millions of pounds” – as the vehicle couldn’t use any of the current McLaren architectures and the company would need to start from scratch developing a new carbonfibre chassis. If such vehicles were ever to come out, the only possible rival would be the astonishing Range Rover Sport SVR, which has under the hood a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine churning out 542bhp and holds the record in its class for the best time on the Nurburgring.

Via autocar.co.uk