McLaren Special Operations creates cool custom Matched MSO R Coupe and Spider


Today, McLaren announced that one customer is about to take home a almost identical pair of cars completely tailored to his tastes.

McLaren Automotive's executive director for global sales and marketing Jolyon Nash said: "An MSO Personal Commission is the highest level of partnership between a customer and McLaren Special Operations, undertaken to design, develop and create unique interpretations of McLaren cars, expertly tailored to meet the exact requirements of the owner". They're called the MSO R Coupe and MSO R Spider.

The two cars are based on the previous generation Super Series products and are compilations of cherry-picked parts from the 650S, 675LT and the extensive MSO options list. Performance is identical for both models: power is delivered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 679 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque - a welcome bump from the 641-hp you get in the standard 650S. However, McLaren has deemed the cars to be so bespoke that it doesn't mention the base models in the model names - both cars having been named simply MSO R. The ends of the system are titanium. You also find the same twin-element rear wing on both cars with orange detailing. Lastly, the wheels on both cars are the same five-spoke design, finished in satin black on the Coupe and gloss black on the Spider. There are red accents along the bottom and on the rear-wing endplates.

Elsewhere, the front bumper, bonnet, louvered fenders, roof scoop and rear deck, side mirror arms and casings and wiper scuttle are all done up in are all MSO Visual Carbon Fibre (VCF) because "carbon-fibre all the things".

Likewise, the interior is a mix of carbon and red trim. The fixed-back seats are covered in a bright red shade of Alcantara. 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. That suggests the auto isn't likely to stay close to McLaren's home base in Woking.