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26th June, 2014
- Bespoke design inspired by the recent MSO Concept car
- Just 50 examples to be available globally
- Coupe and Spyder to be offered
McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has confirmed production plans for a run of bespoke examples of the McLaren 650S
following the positive reaction to the MSO 650S Coupe Concept shown in China earlier this year. Just 50 examples of the
MSO 650S will be available globally, available in either a Coupe or Spider bodystyle.
The production car will make its global debut, in Spider form, at this week-end’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in
Goodwood, England. It will be 'housed' in the famed Supercar Paddock, and will be seen in action taking part in the
famous Hill run.
The McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation service for McLaren
owners. The dedicated division grew out of McLaren’s Customer Care programme, which goes back 20 years to the days of the
McLaren F1 road car, and continues to look after servicing and maintaining cherished F1s for owners, as well as
undertaking personalisation work for all McLaren models.
The MSO 650S carries many of the styling cues over from the original concept, and the team at MSO has worked closely
with McLaren Automotive Design Director, Frank Stephenson to further enhance the visual appeal. The exterior of the MSO
650S is fitted with a number of carbon fibre styling upgrades with a satin finish, including extended MSO Side Blades
giving a subtle and purposeful look. The three-piece rear bumper includes a carbon fibre centre section, and sits above a
more aggressive rear diffuser.
The MSO 650S is available in three paint finishes, specially formulated by the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive,
all featuring a heavy metallic content. ‘Papaya Spark’ is the modern twist on the famous McLaren Orange and is joined by
‘Agrigan Black’ (a stylish metallic black with a deep ruby red metallic flake which featured on the original concept car)
and ‘Sarigan Quartz’ (a vibrant metallic silver with a subtle golden infusion - a new colour for MSO, being shown for the
first time at Goodwood Festival of Speed).
The exterior design is finished with a set of Palladium coloured 10-spoke Super Lightweight alloy wheels, with a
unique diamond cut effect to the inside edge of each spoke. These wheels save 4 kg over the standard-fit design, and are
held in place by lightweight titanium wheel bolts.
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Inside the cabin, the MSO 650S is upholstered with carbon black leather and Alcantara, while the stylish satin
lacquered carbon fibre detailing extends throughout the driver and passenger zones. In contrast, a gloss finish has been
applied to the air vents and handling and powertrain switchgear on the Active Dynamics Panel. A signature dedication
plaque mounted to the MSO-branded carbon fibre sill panel completes the enhancements.
Each one of the 50 MSO 650S models will be delivered with a Frank Stephenson-signed sketch and a luxury MSO branded,
leather holdall. Handcrafted from stealth black carbon fibre leather, the weekend bag is fitted with complementing carbon
black handles and stitching, and an Alcantara lining.
In case you are curious, Next Car understands the prices in England start at £252,500 for the MSO 650S Coupé
and £272,500 for the MSO 650S Spider. Check with dealer for any additional requirements such as taxes, registration and
any other relevant fees.
UK deliveries will commence before the end of the year.