This March, McLaren Automotive will attend the Geneva Motor Show with its largest ever stand and a new location, showcasing the entire range of models in its three-tier line-up. Among the headlines are two very unique show cars, both prepared by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The first being a visual carbon fiber-bodied McLaren P1, where MSO has re-bodied one of the original 375 P1 hypercars. MSO has also created a bespoke version of the 675LT Spider, which makes its first public appearance at the show. They will line up alongside the recently-confirmed 650S GT3 race car and a still-to-be-announced addition to the Sports Series family on Stand 6040, Hall 6. It will be the largest motor show presence of McLaren to date, underlining the growth of the proudly independent British sports car brand.
MSO McLAREN P1
The McLaren P1 on display is the latest project completed by the Bespoke team at McLaren Special Operations, showcasing the craftsmanship and levels of personalization available to all McLaren owners. One of only 375 P1’s produced, this example is presented with a full visual carbon fiber body. The carbon weave has been hand-laid with a bespoke ‘Lio Blue’ tinted lacquer. The Geneva Motor Show marks the first time the visual carbon fiber conversion has been seen publicly after it was made available to McLaren P1 customers earlier this year. Other key upgrades to this particular car include a gloss black finish to the wheels, and an extensive retrim of the interior with carbon black Alcantara and contrasting blue stitching. A 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield was also fitted in homage to the P1’s spiritual predecessor, the McLaren F1 road car.
MSO 675LT SPIDER
Making its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the 675LT Spider is limited to only 500 examples worldwide, with each model already accounted for. For Geneva, MSO has developed a one-off example finished in Ceramic Grey, with even greater levels of carbon fiber than the standard model. The satin carbon fiber retractable hardtop and tonneau can be operated at speeds up to 19 mph and saves 2.2 lbs, while the front fenders include carbon fiber louvers. The ‘Longtail’ Airbrake is finished in body color on the upper surface while the lower plane shows the natural carbon fiber weave. The car’s front bumper, end plates, side skirts, side intakes and rear bumper are also finished in visual carbon fiber.
A pair of black Alcantara trimmed racing seats include contrasting Xenon Yellow stitch with the Active Dynamics Panel knobs finished in Solis gold, a color unique to the 675LT Spider. This gold detailing is also visible through the exposed engine bay with a 24-carat gold heatshield surrounding the titanium exhaust system.
Performance for the 675LT Spider by MSO remains unchanged, with the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine generating 666 hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. These figures accelerate the 675LT Spider from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, zero to 124 mph in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 204 mph.