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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 720S GT3 Race Car Officially Announced

McLaren GT, the racing arm of McLaren Automotive, announced today the start of a project that will bring about a GT3 racing version of the highly praised 720S road car. Set for launch in 2019, the still far off McLaren 720S GT3 will phaseout the current 650-based racers.

The parallel development of racing cars based on every new production model is one of the reasons McLaren has been so successful in so short a time.since its re-establishment in 2010. Not only is motorsport a fertile ground for developing and testing new technologies in terms of electronics, aerodynamics and such, the racing background gives McLaren road cars a lot of street cred – or rather track cred – which is why their products are so coveted the world over. Now one would argue there is no need for a McLaren 720S GT3 seeing that the production version is doing so well. But you see, the 720S is just the first in this generation of Super Series models. There will a bunch more where that came from, each meaner and more serious than the last.

Previewed in these concept sketches, the McLaren 720S GT3 is at the very start of development right now. But the company promises to have the race car ready for customer teams before the start of 2019 season. The car looks pretty darn hot in these renderings, featuring a massive aero kit consisting of super aggressive front and rear spoilers and splitters and diffusers, wide arches, and carbon winglets to better channel the air around the car for the ultimate goal of creating lots of downforce. We have a sneaking suspicion that by the time McLaren gets around making the 720 GT3 tuners have made this package into a after market body kit for road-going models.

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 720S Zenith Black By MSO

2018 McLaren 720S Zenith Black By MSO

Introduced earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren 720S is the second addition to the Woking brand’s Super Series line, offering high-end exotic performance and styling in a more accessible package. Indeed, a daily driver supercar makes for a great fit in a place like Dubai, and as such, McLaren just dropped the above-featured one-off as the piece de resistance for this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. Built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the brand’s in-house tuners and creative customization team, it’s dubbed the Zenith Black, and its got a careful selection of styling upgrades both inside and out that are sure to get noticed, even when the local police force consists of hoverbikes and Bugatti Veyrons.

All told, this is an utterly unique creation, as indicated by the “1 of 1” placard inside the cabin. MSO spent an extra 120 hours on top of the usual production process to bring it to life, and overall, we think it looks great. The theme pays homage to the idea of “achievement” in a distinctive fashion – read on to learn exactly what that means.

Continue reading to learn more about the McLaren 720S Zenith Black By MSO.

What Makes The McLaren 720S Zenith Black By MSO Special

  • One-off bespoke model
  • Black and gold color scheme inside and out
  • Gold wheels
  • Gold paddle shifters
  • Lots of carbon fiber extras for the exterior
  • 24-carat gold heat shield
  • Rear wing painted to resemble Dubai skyline
  • Bruce McLaren quote in Arabic
  • Customization took 120 hours to complete
  • Stock twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8

For starters, the whole car comes draped in a menacing shade called Zenith Black, complete in a soft, gloss-free satin finish. Further exterior upgrades include a carbon fiber exterior package, which tosses in composite components for the front splitter, door mirror stalks, rear aero bridge, air intakes, roof, rear diffuser, engine cover, rear deck, and rear bumper. Each component is offered as part of the MSO Defined line of extras.

The alloy wheels stand out thanks to their gold finish and look quite good against the understated black paint and carbon extras. There’s also a 24-carat gold heat shield for the engine cover, much like the venerable McLaren F1 from the ‘90s.


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“More gold coloring was added inside the cabin as well, enhancing the paddle shifters, steering wheel central spokes, and inner door line”

More gold coloring was added inside the cabin as well, enhancing the paddle shifters, steering wheel central spokes, and inner door line. Once again, we think the color combo works quite well, and comes offset by black Alcantara upholstery, black leather trim, and carbon embellishments for the side sills, fascia vents, and steering wheel.

However, the most memorable detail of the Zenith Black can be found on the rear wing, which was also painted with gold detailing and took 30 hours to complete.
Interestingly, the wing now bears a quote from Mr. Bruce McLaren himself, finished in Arabic and stylized to resemble the Dubai skyline. The quote reads: “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”


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“The wing bears a quote from Mr. Bruce McLaren himself, finished in Arabic and stylized to resemble the Dubai skyline”

Basically, Bruce was saying that the number of years you’re alive isn’t the only measure of a life, but rather, the achievements made during that time are just as important. Indeed, the idea of “achievement” was the driving force behind the commission, as explained by McLaren brass Andreas Bareis: “The quote from Bruce McLaren rings true not only of the history of McLaren but also the achievements of the U.A.E. and the Gulf states over the last four decades. The U.A.E. and the region are very important to McLaren, not only in terms of our client base but also because of the support from our shareholders. This car pays tribute to that.”

Finally, the engine spec and speed remain unchanged, with a stock twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 mounted behind the cabin. Output is measured at 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

References

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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

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Read our full review on the 1993 McLaren F1.

PostHeaderIcon Next McLaren Ultimate Series Will Debut On December 10

The next model to join the McLaren Ultimate Series, the McLaren P15, is set to make its debut on December 10, 2017, at 00:01 GMT. It’s only been a month since it was first teased with nothing more than an image of the tri-exhaust setup and now we’re looking at another teaser along with word of when we will actually get our first look at the next track-focused road-going monster that is said to have sacrificed daily drivability for a more intensive driver experience. How that translates into a road-going car, we’re not sure, but it’s not like most McLaren owners drive their cars on a daily anyway, right? With that said, it will be the most extreme road-legal McLaren to date but is just the third of 15 new models that McLaren plans to unleash by 2022. For those of who haven’t looked at a calendar in a while, that’s just over four years away.

The next model in line is the BP23, which is also shrouded in mystery but will be the world’s first Hyper-GT. Our McLaren P15 article has some spy shots of a new McLaren, but at this point, things are so sketchy that we don’t know if it’s the P15 of the BP23 but either way, we’re not going to be disappointed that’s for sure. The P15 will be produced in limited numbers and will be the second model to take on the central driving position that was originally introduced by the legendary and record-setting McLaren F1. Is it going to be a true successor to the F1? We don’t know, but one this is for sure: It’s sure to be something we won’t soon forget. For now, take a look at both teaser images below, then check out our speculative review of the P15 with the few spy shots that we do have. Let us know what you think in the comments section too – we look forward to hearing from you!

Most Recent McLaren P15 Teaser


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First McLaren P15 Teaser


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Possible McLaren P15 Spy Shots

Top Speed McLaren P15 Rendering


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Read our speculative review of the 2019 McLaren P15



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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 720S MSO for Dubai Inspired by Bruce McLaren

Dubai Motor Show 2017 saw the debut of a new bespoke McLaren 720S MSO for Dubai. Built to order based on a special commission a a tribute to the city of Dubai, this sating black and gold 720S is inspired by the words of the company’s founder Bruce McLaren. The thing is though, his words are written in Arabic on the rear wing.

As far as unique touches go, that’s really something. The famous quote by Bruce, which you will find below, is represented in Arabic script in gold, stylised to echo the Dubai skyline. The 1 of 1 McLaren 720S MSO for Dubai also features Zenith Black paint with a satin finish, gold-coloured alloy wheels, a 24-carat gold engine heatshield and gold-coloured interior components. There is also a unique plaque inside commemorating the build of this special model which apparently added more than 120 hours to the production process. The rear wing alone took 30 hours to complete.

Besides the unique gold touches, the McLaren 720S MSO for Dubai comes with MSO Defined carbon fibre exterior upgrade packs including rear diffuser, front splitter and air intakes, rear bumper and roof panel, plus door mirror arms, rear aero bridge and deck and engine covers. The interior is garnished with black Alcantara and black leather trim, MSO Defined carbon fibre sill panels, fascia vents and steering wheel, regular carbon fibre interior upgrade pack, satin gold-painted extended gearshift paddles, a satin gold-coloured centre band to the steering wheel and pinstriping in the same hue to the spokes.

Mechanically, the car is a standard 720S with a 4.0 V8 twin-turbocharged engine capable of accelerating from 0 – 200km/h (0 – 124mph) in just 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 341km/h (212mph). The owner will take delivery of the car after the show.









“To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone”. Bruce McLaren, From the Cockpit, 1964

The post McLaren 720S MSO for Dubai Inspired by Bruce McLaren appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Series Road Car Confirmed

Before we get to see the highly-anticipated BP23 Hyper-GT, McLaren is going to gives an extreme road car. This is the successor to the P1, the modern-day F1, the hypercar with the central driving position. It is a  McLaren Ultimate Series road car set to be the “most extreme, track-concentrated road car McLaren has yet designed.”

That is certainly mouth-watering, even though the “track-concentrated” part means it is going to be a highly focused car. And the reason that is not such a good news is such hypercars often sacrifice style and comfort and other good, yummy things in pursuit of speed. To be honest we have enough fast cars out there. We would rather see something that is breathtakingly beautiful, or exquisitely-built, or technologically mind-blowing – you know, something like Koenigsegg Regera.

But McLaren only known howto build fast cars and they do it very well indeed. The new McLaren Ultimate Series, which will be released ahead of BP23 hyper track car in early 2018, is going to be hardcore. McLaren is already admitting “daily usability is being sacrificed to give the most intensive driver experience around a circuit.” But they also describe its design as brutal, so although it may not be a good road car, at least it’ll be awesome to look at. So far we only have the design of the triple exhaust pipes to admire about it.

As with the BP23, this Ultimate Series model will be produced in very limited numbers and boast a wince-inducing price tag. The name and technical specification of the new McLaren will be revealed over the coming months.

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PostHeaderIcon Two New McLarens on the Way; McLaren P15 Teased

McLaren has thrown us all for a loop, announcing that the P15 is set to make its debut in the first months of 2018. More importantly, however, is the note that says deliveries of the already-sold-out supercar will begin prior to the debut of a third Ultimate Series model – one codenamed BP23 – that is billed as the world’s first “Hyper-GT.”

What in the world is going on here? McLaren has been quite shady lately, hasn’t it? Most of the world was expecting the P15 to be the world’s first Hyper-GT, and yet here we are finding out that it’s the BP23, a future model, that will sport that designation. Are our previously posted spy shots of a McLaren in camo really the P15, or are they of the BP23? Well, it’s hard to say, but I’ll talk more about that in the coming days. For now, let’s talk about the fact that the already-sold-out P15 has finally been teased, well if you consider exhaust outlets a teaser, that is. Of course, this does little in the way of filling us in with even the slightest information, but hey, it’s a start. In six months, we’ll know everything, so until then, we have to make do with the knowledge that it’s being billed as the “most extreme, track-concentrated, road car” that the British brand has ever designed. Usually, I would chalk that off as a lot of PR talk as I wiped the McLaren manjuice from my lips, but McLaren always delivers, and right on time, too.

The P15 will be produced in very limited numbers, just like the P1 and P1 GTR. It will be road legal, despite the focus of it being so track-concentrated. McLaren says it has gone so far as to sacrifice daily usability just to give the most intensive driver experience around a circuit. McLaren also says that the design is “brutal” and follows the company’s philosophy of “form follows function.” Keep holding your breath if you want to know more, but don’t worry, you’ll only turn 30 different shades of blue – McLaren has promised more details and the cars official name by the end of the year. Sounds like an exciting Christmas present, don’t you think?

Interesting in knowing more about the P1 and the Ultimate Series? Keep reading to get the full scoop.

The P15 Teaser


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At this point, little is know about the McLaren P15, and this teaser only adds to the mystery. What we can see is that it has three exhaust outlets that are ever so gracefully planted within a hexagonal cutout that will likely reside somewhere in the middle of the rear end. The thing is, however, is that there will actually be two of these on the car – one for each bank of cylinders. Whether or not the 3.8-liter V-8 will be used for this model remains to be seen, but with the P1 delivers 903 ponies with an electric motor, McLaren has to one-up itself in one way or another. The most likely method of power delivery will be the 3.8-liter along with a more powerful electric motor or a pair of electric motors that deliver twice the power. And, with the BP23 coming up sometime in the future, it certainly can’t be the best McLaren can do, so keep in mind that the P15 – or whatever McLaren will really call it – could, in theory, be capable of doing more if the setup will carry over with tweaks for the BP23. But, only time will tell on this matter.

What the Hell is this Car?


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These spy shots come directly from our 2019 McLaren P15 review, but the problem is that with the BP23 on the horizon too, we’re not sure what this really is. At first, we thought the P15 would be the “Hyper-GT” but, as it turns out, the BP23 is aimed at being the world’s first “Hyper-GT” so there’s no way of knowing for sure. It’s possible that it could be either, and since it is rocking factory test pipes for exhaust outlets, it is possible that the exhaust showcased in the teaser would fit into the rear – it’s just too early on to say for sure. What do you think? Is this the upcoming P15 that we’ll see if the first few months of 2018 or is this the BP23 that we’ll see sometime before the turn of the decade?

The Ultimate Series in a Nutshell


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In all reality, the Ultimate Series is actually quite new in automotive terms. It all started with the McLaren P1 which was also McLaren’s very first hybrid supercar. For a company that had never ventured into battery-assisted power before, you really have to give it some credit. Fast forward a few years, and now there’s two more models on the docket – the upcoming P15 and the third model, the BP23. Both still carry code names and are shrouded in mystery, but one this is for sure: McLaren isn’t wasting any time turning the Ultimate Series into a multi-model component of its core business. And, you could even technically say there are 2 models already in existence if you count the McLaren P1 GTR, but we’ll leave that discussion for another day. How many models of the P15 will be produced remains a complete mystery, but we know the BP23 will be produced to the tune of 106 examples, and – you guessed it – those are already spoken for. Talk about clout; the McLaren brand has such a reputation that it can sell out a car that won’t debut until after the next model shows up. Talk about crazy, huh?

The McLaren P1


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They say that looks aren’t everything, and they really aren’t, but the McLaren P1 really makes you question that philosophy. It’s elegant, sexy, aggressive, wild, and exquisite all in one extremely aerodynamic package. The interior is the same way, however, you’ll never see one that looks the same since every customer gets to specify their own materials. One may have leather-wrapped seats while another may have Alcantara – it’s all up to the customer’s taste. It’s a beautiful thing, but it’s also necessary when you shell out a hefty fortune for something that rolls on four wheels.


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Let’s not dismiss the fact that the car is incredibly fast, though. That 3.8-liter V-8 – the same one from the McLaren 12C – was tuned to otherworldly levels that, when paired with the electric motor, delivers 903 horsepower and 1,100 pound-feet of torque. Word has it the electric motor itself delivers some 150 ponies and around 500 pound-feet, but we have yet to receives official specifics, so I wouldn’t bet your life on that one. All told, the hybrid supercar can deliver a 62-mph sprint in 2.8 seconds, a 124-mph sprint in 6.8 seconds, and a 186-mph sprint in a butthole-puckering 16.5 seconds. The quarter mile comes in 9.8 seconds at 152 mph while tip speed is limited to 217 mph. But, keep in mind, these numbers are only possible thanks to that crazy aero kit outside – it does deliver as much as 1200 pounds of downforce at high speed, so if you ever get the change to drive one, thank McLaren’s aerodynamics specialist for all four wheels staying on the ground.

McLaren P1 Drivetrain Specifications

Peak power 903 horsepower
Peak torque 1,100 pound-feet est
0 to 100 KM/H (62 MPH) 2.8 seconds
0 to 200 KM/H (124 MPH) 6.8 Seconds
0 to 300 KM/H (186 MPH) 16.5 Seconds
1/4-Mile 9.8 Seconds Ay 245 KM/H (152 MPH)
Top Speed 217-mph, limited
Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) TBA/TBA/34 MPG
CO2 Emissions 194 G/KM
100 to 0 KM/H (60-0 MPH) 99 Feet / 2.9 Seconds
200 to 0 KM/H (124-0 MPH) 380 Feet / 4.5 Seconds
300 to 0 KM/H (186-0 MPH) 806 Feet / 6.2 Seconds

McLaren P1 5th Anniversary Video

References

McLaren P15


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Read our full speculative review on the McLaren P15.

Mclaren P1


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Read our full review on the McLaren P1.


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PostHeaderIcon A New But Used McLaren F1 is for Sale and it’s like a Wet Dream come True

New but Used…. It’s not a term that you usually hear associated with an automobile, and if you do, it’s usually closer to “like-new” which means it’s pretty much a polished turd that looks just good enough and drives just good enough to trick you into buying it. This time around, however, that scenario is far from true and the car we’re talking about today is a McLaren F1. Naturally, you won’t find a brand-new F1 for sale since they’ve been out of production for some 20 years or so, but you better believe this is about as close as you’ll ever get. And, truth be told, it falls under that “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.

According to Tom Hartley JNR, this F1 is the “lowest mileage F1 in existence,” which could very well be true considering it has just 239 kilometers on the clock – that’s right; 239 kilometers or about 148 miles. That’s all McLaren test miles that take place before delivery, so the rich Japanese man that official commissioned it clearly planned to treat it as an investment instead of the incredible machine it really is. Either way, his loss is someone else’s gain as this thing still has the protective wrapping on the inside which, more or less, is a testament to how mint this Pioneer of the supercar world really is.

In addition to the car itself, the F1 comes with its own list of goodies that include the LM style spare exhaust, and extra GTR steering wheel with an F1 logo, passenger over-carpets, and a windshield strip, all of which remain in the original, factory packaging. You can also add in the fitted luggage to that list as they also reside in their original plastic wrap. Other goodies include a removable steering wheel wrapped in suede, a carbon driver’s seat with an F1 logo and yellow insert, yellow straps on the driver’s seat, and there’s even a hand-painted signature of F1 designed Gordon Murray on the body. Finally, to complete the package, this baby includes the leather-cased owner’s handbooks, a Facom tool chest, tool roll with gold-plated titanium tools (originals, of course,) spare keys, and the accompanying TAG Heuer watch with the matching chassis No. 60 engraved on the face. As a side note, the watch has also never been worn, so you get that rare gem as a still-new collectible as well.

OF course, the dealer doesn’t have a price listed, so you can imagine it’s going to go for
a very pretty penny and it may even take a while to sell depending on the offers that come in. To put the importance of an unused model like this into perspective, the first F1 to be imported to the United States was sold for more than $15 million. It included some homologation parts but had been driven somewhere around 10,000 miles before being sold here. With that in mind, how much do you think this undriven example will go for? I bet someone with really deep pockets will shell out somewhere in the $25 million range. Give us your guesses in the comments section below.

References

McLaren F1


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Read our full review on the McLaren F1.


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PostHeaderIcon McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider

A very rich customer wanted a specially designed McLaren 675 LT...

If you have money and are into cars, what do you do? You go to McLaren and order up one of the coolest cars on the market, tailored to your exact specification, right? Of course, you do, but what happens when you have a little too much money? Well, you do what McLaren’s latest customer did – you walk into McLaren, head right over to McLaren Special Operations, and commission, not one, but two, McLaren 675LT models with 100-percent complete specification tailored to whatever your little heart desires. After all, who wants just a custom 675LT Coupe when you can have it topless sister the 675LT Spider? What we can admit, is whoever the anonymous customer was, they certainly have some really good taste. The cars take on a beautiful silver color, with each representing a different finish, while they also get some special MSO carbon fiber and some unique pinstriping in all the right places. This twins even feature the same wheels, while the interior of both get a fine combination of red and black.

But, that’s neither here nor there, and the real joy is in the details, so let’s take a closer look at these one-of-a-kind twins commissioned from nothing other than MSO. They are called the MSO R, and it’s time to go say hi.

What Makes the McLaren MSO R Twins Special?


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“To start off, you’ve got a base, 675LT mixed in with an MSO aero kit that includes the front dive planes and that crazy, twin-element rear wing”

What makes these twins special? Well, what you really meant to ask is, “what doesn’t make them special?”

To start off, you’ve got a base, 675LT (if the word “base” is even fair to use here) mixed in with an MSO aero kit that includes the front dive planes and that crazy, twin-element rear wing. MSO visual carbon fiber was used to craft things like the front fascia, louvered fenders, rood scoop, rear deck, mirror arms, and even the wiper scuttle. The front fascia and side skirts get a pinstripe in Delta Red, as do the outside edges of that twin-element wing out back. The side skirts and rear wing also carry the MSO R designation in all its glory. Black, five-spoke wheels provide a wide-open look on the sides. Now, here’s the one difference between the two – outside of one having a top and one not, of course – the coupe is painted in Liquid Silver in a satin finish, while the Spider gets the same Liquid Silver but finished in gloss. Those wheels I mentioned earlier? Yeah; they also get the same treatment with the wheels on the coupe coming in satin while the spider gets a gloss finish. It’s a nice touch, really.


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“The coupe is painted in Liquid Silver in a satin finish, while the Spider gets the same Liquid Silver but finished in gloss”

Moving over to the inside and things get a little more intense thanks to a huge amount of Alcantara throughout the cabin. The cabin itself gets black Alcantara with red stitching while the seats get the reverse effect – red overlay with black stitching. And, of course, the package wouldn’t be complete without having the MSO R logo embroidered onto the headrests in the blackest black possible. All bezels inside are made from carbon fiber while the interior switches have a gloss black finish. Meanwhile, the steering wheel has a mixed rim that includes a top and bottom portion done up in carbon fiber and the sides wrapped in Alcantara. A center stripe in Delta Red brings everything together.


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“The cabin itself gets black Alcantara with red stitching while the seats get the reverse effect – red overlay with black stitching”

Of course, when you go to MSO, you also get to pick and choose any other updates you can get your hands on. And, in this case, the anonymous customer decided to have the engine of both cars blueprinted. The heads and exhaust ports were hand polished, apparently, enough to push the output from 675 PS up to 688 PS, or 679 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. To top it all off, the exhaust system got a crossover muffler (probably what we all refer to as an X-Pipe) and gets a little bit of titanium at the exhaust outlets – not a bad way to spend your hard-earned cash if I do say so myself.

Now, we don’t have performance specs for either the coupe or the spider, but to put things into perspective, the stock 675 has 666 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which means these commissioned twins deliver some 13 horsepower more – not bad for a port and polish on a small V-8, I suppose. Both should still use the same seven-speed SSG transmission, and it’s doubtful that the 62-mph sprint will drop below the 2.9 seconds offered by the stock car. As a reference, the standard model also hits 124 mph in 8.1 seconds, so it’s possible the coupe version of these cars could hit that sprint eight-seconds flat under the right conditions.


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“These commissioned twins deliver some 13 horsepower more – not bad for a port and polish on a small V-8”

As far as pricing goes, there’s no word of how much this anonymous buyer chipped in for these two beauties, but you better believe they didn’t come in cheap. The standard coupe here in the U.S. goes from $349,500 with the Spider coming in closer to $385k. So, with that in mind, you can bet the price of each of these probably came close to $500,000, if not more. What’s on your mind as you look at the pictures and read all about them? Let us know in the comments section below.

References

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Read our full review on the McLaren 675LT Coupe.


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Read our full review on the McLaren 675LT Spider.

PostHeaderIcon Matching Pair: McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider

One of the best thing about being filthy rich is that you don’t have to pick and choose. Like, if you are fond of both the coupe and the spider version of a supercar, you get them both. And while you’re at it, you make them build you personal, bespoke versions too. That is, basically, how these McLaren MSO R models came to be. 

Built by McLaren Special Operations based on a personal commission, McLaren MSO R is a unique take on the 650S, although it has the engine from the 675LT. Actually, the engine is further tuned for this model to churn out 688 horsepower 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque. So it’s not really based on anything, and it gets a ‘crossover’ muffler to increase pipe length and optimise gas flow and titanium end pipes.

But the main thing about bespoke projects such as this is the way the cars look. McLaren MSO R coupe and Spider both features the same visual cues, beginning with a Liquid Silver paint job. The only difference is the coupe has a satin finish whereas the spider gets a glossy coat. Other common features include carbon fiber stripes and twin-element. What’s more, the rear wing, bumper, bonnet, louvered fenders, roof scoop and rear deck are all in MSO Visual Carbon Fibre (VCF). The wheels are of a 5-spoke design, satin-finished on the coupe and glossy on the spider.

The interior is dominated by Alcantara trim in black with red stitching. The main highlights here include MSO R logo embroidered in black on the headrest, custom steering with carbon fibre upper and lower, Alcantara grip, and Delta Red stripes, switches in gloss black and vent mechanisms in satin black, and bezels in carbon fibre.














“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. A typical MSO Personal Commission extends beyond paint colours and materials and finishes to encompass changes to body and interior design and also dynamic and powertrain enhancements as required. The result is a McLaren personalised by MSO to become a car that is literally one of a kind – or in the case of these stunning MSO R cars, one of a matched pair.” Jolyon Nash, Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing, McLaren Automotive

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PostHeaderIcon A McLaren Story That Makes Us Hate Insurance Companies Even More

This might be the oddest tale of destruction to ever happen to a McLaren. A donkey caused a whopping $40,221 in damage to a McLaren 650S Spider after its owner parked beside the donkey’s enclosure. The German police report theorizes the orange 650S looked like a giant carrot to the donkey, who proceeded to eat part of the carbon fiber body near the bumper, scratching the orange paint in the process. The owner, Markus Zahn, says he returned to his McLaren and got inside before seeing the donkey in his rearview mirror.

Adding insult to injury, Zahn’s insurance company refused to fully cover the repair costs, sending Zahn an invoice for $7,052. Though he owned a $288,000 exotic supercar and likely could have easily paid the bill, Zahn decided to sue the donkey’s owner for the cost. Not surprisingly, the donkey’s owner, who named the barnyard animal Vitus, refused to pay the expense. Now a year later, a German court finally heard the case and ruled in favor of Zahn. That left the donkey’s owner with a repair bill of $7,052.

While it seems petty of Zahn to saddle the arguably innocent donkey’s owner with a bill he could easily pay, the real ass of this situation is the insurance company. Undoubtedly, Zahn pays big money to keep his prized McLaren and his fat bank account safe from harm, but when it came time to actually file a claim, the insurance company didn’t feel it was on the hook for the full repair bill, despite Zahn having full coverage. I’m sure the insurance company would complain if Zahn flippantly decided he didn’t want to pay the full amount of his monthly premiums. Regardless of the $40,221 repair cost, the insurance company should have paid up. That’s what insurance is for. Its double standards corporations often hold that makes the public so distrusting.

What would you do in this situation? Let us know in the comments below.

Hat-tip to CarScoops

References

McLaren 650S Spider


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Read our full review on the McLaren 650S Spider.


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PostHeaderIcon McLaren Just Built a Three-Seat 720S to Preview its Successor to the P1

While the McLaren P1 was a fantastic supercar in just about any department, many die-hard fans felt that it missed an essential feature: the three-seat layout of the iconic F1. McLaren apparently took note of this complaint and confirmed that its next hypercar will have three seats and the driver will sit in the middle, just like in a Formula One car. Described as a hyper GT and often referred to as the BP23 or the P15, McLaren’s new flagship is still a mystery as far as design and drivetrain go. But the Brits just unveiled an early version of its cockpit in a modified version of the 720S.

Earlier today McLaren posted a photo on Facebook showing a 720S supercar wrapped in swirly, black and white camouflage. Nothing out of the ordinary if you ignore the wrap, but things become a bit unusual when you look at the windscreen and notice the driver and the steering wheel placed in the middle of the cockpit. Another image, this time from the inside, shows the mule being driven on a race track, once again with the driver sitting in the rather unusual position for a road-legal vehicle. Although McLaren didn’t have much to say about it, it’s pretty obvious that we’re being given a sneak peek of the upcoming supercar’s interior.

Continue reading for the full story.

The F1 Finally Makes a Comeback


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“The three-seat cockpit that drove every supercar enthusiast mad is finally returning to a production model”

Granted, the F1 will remain unique, and no modern supercar will be able to replace it, but the spectacular three-seat cockpit that drove every supercar enthusiast mad is finally returning to a production model.

The chopped-up 720S looks completely different from the inside. The dashboard appears to have come from a full-fledged race car, with the steering wheel flanked by rectangular elements that hold loads of buttons and switches. It looks as if random parts have been put together and the flat instrument cluster atop the dash doesn’t do much to change that feeling but, this is a prototype after all, and it should be treated just like that.


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“As in the F1, there are two more seats placed on each side of the driver”

Of course, the most spectacular feature is the center-mounted driver seat. As in the F1, there are two more seats placed on each side of the driver, which turns this awkward 720S into a three-seat. Also, like in the F1, the passenger seats are mounted further back and are significantly smaller. Another thing to notice is the two large displays hanging from the ceiling at each corner of the windshield. Whether these are actual production parts or just a system design for track testing is still a mystery, but they look pretty cool.

Nothing else can be extracted from these photos, but we now know for a fact that development of the upcoming McLaren supercar is going well and it might not be long until we see the P15 testing on public roads.

References

McLaren P15


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Read our speculative review on the 2020 McLaren P15.

McLaren 720S


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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

McLaren F1


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Read our full review on the 1993 McLaren F1.

PostHeaderIcon New McLaren F1 (P1 Successor) Revealed in Prototype Form

McLaren Automotive released today a bunch of photos giving us our first look at the all-new hypercar they are working on. Code-named the BP23, this as yet unnamed super machine is the replacement for the P1 and also the spiritual successor to the legendary F1. In fact, it is the new McLaren F1.

And yes, that is a central driver’s seat you are seeing in the picture. Don’t be fooled by the 720S headlights here. This is just a mule body hiding the underpinnings of the new McLaren F1 whle they are being tested on the track by Ace Factory Driver Chris Goodwin. The prototype has unusually large side mirrors and massive air intakes on the sides, but the most important highlights remains the F1-like driving position and the dashboard.

We re kind of baffled why this prototype has side mirrors at all, seeing as there are two monitors above Chris’ head which do the same job.The new McLaren F1, or at least its prorotype, also appears to feature a foldaway instrument panel like the 720S. Although it could just be a temporary setup for the test mule.

Nobody knows yet what kind of power we can expect from this new McLaren hypercar, but everybody knows that it will be powered by a hybrid powertrain. In fact, one could state with confidence that the petrol unit will be a heavily tuned version of the 4.0 liter biturbo V8 from the 720S, boosted by one or two electric motors.

Whether this car will be AWD or not remains to be see. But chances are they will go with RWD, for tradition’s sake. This is, after all, the new McLaren F1.

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PostHeaderIcon Car Throttle Drives Triple Turbo McLaren, Expletives Are Uttered

What do you get when you hand a supercar and lots of money over to a competent tuner? The answer should be obvious – pure, unadulterated automotive excess. Indeed, that’s exactly what our friends over at Car Throttle encountered after getting behind the wheel of this McLaren from HyperCar Development. Based out of Southern California, HyperCar Development specializes in turning your everyday McLaren supercar into some kind of mad, otherworldly mega machine, as evidenced by the triple-boosted 12C featured in the above 6-minute video.

In case you were wondering, “triple-boosted” is a reference to the third turbocharger HyperCar Development added to the stock twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8. The trio of snails combine to produce as much as 1,200 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque, good enough for a 2.4-second run to 60 mph, 3.5 seconds to 100 mph, and a quarter mile time in the low 8’s. Top speed is electronically limited to 270 mph. Pricing for the package is set at $129,900, but if you’re still craving more power, the tuner says it has a 1,500-horsepower package coming soon, with the goal being a whopping 300 mph at the top end. Because of course. You can check out HyperCar Development’s website here, but in the meantime, check out the vid to see the triple-boosted 12C out in the canyons of Los Angeles.

References

McLaren 12C


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Read our full review on the McLaren 12C.


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Read more McLaren news.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept

In all the years that the Vision Gran Turismo concepts have been around, McLaren has been one of the few automakers that have yet to unveil a concept for the Gran Turismo video game franchise. It was only a matter of time before it did, and that time has finally come. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, and it is positively spectacular.

It is a bit ironic, though, that the most extreme McLaren I’ve ever seen isn’t actually a real thing. This coming from an automaker that’s known for releasing some mind-bending machinery over the years. That’s just the catch of all these Vision Gran Turismo concepts. They are created exclusively for the Gran Turismo game franchise and without any real-world rules and regulations to hinder them, these automakers go to great lengths to make their concepts as unforgettable as possible. That’s evidently the case here with McLaren’s Ultimate VGT concept. It’s prepared to be a showcase of the kind of cars the company envisions it’s going to produce by 2030. Not that I’m getting excited, but the LMP1-style treatment to the concept does make me wonder if this is the kind of future we can expect. Seeing as it’s already capable of zany creations like the MSO-designed X1 Concept, I wouldn’t put it past these guys to turn this concept into reality 13 years from now. For now, all we can do is enjoy it once Gran Turismo Sport hits shelves in October.

Continue reading to learn more about the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Exterior


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If there ever was a Vision Gran Turismo concept that looks too good to be true, this has to be it. One look at the McLaren Ultimate VGT and you know that it was created with one purpose in mind: showcase the future.

“One look at the McLaren Ultimate VGT and you know that it was created with one purpose in mind: showcase the future.”

In typical VGT fashion, the McLaren Ultimate followed the function trumps form motto. The exterior, in particular, was designed with aerodynamics placed as top priority. The free-flowing body is devoid of a bummer as the car’s sharp nose is connected to the lip spoiler by two carbon fiber bars. The wheel arches are massive and take the shape of an eye of all things. The teardrop-style cabin is a sign of the present getting a futuristic application, as does the fin that extends from the roof of the car to the rear section. A massive spoiler is also a prominent item in the concept and it’s worth noting how part of the taillight setup is actually integrated in. Massive diffusers complete the aerodynamic design and if you noticed, the exhausts are actually on the side of the car, hiding in plain sight just on the rear wheel arches.


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In keeping with its tradition of being different from the rest, McLaren went some lengths to present the Ultimate VGT in three different configurations: Performance, Ulterior, and Noir. Each version comes with a different livery, although the colors don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things since the concept looks stunning in it of itself.

“McLaren went some lengths to present the Ultimate VGT in three different configurations: Performance, Ulterior, and Noir”

Altogether, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept tips the scales at just 1,000 kilos (2,200 pounds). By comparison, the McLaren P1 GTR checks in at 1,400 kilos (3,086 pounds). If the Ultimate VGT is around today, it’s safe to say that it automatically ascends to the top of McLaren’s hierarchy as the lightest, fastest, and most powerful car the automaker has. Sadly, that’s not going to happen for at least another 13 years, should McLaren go that route in the first place.

Interior


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We don’t get to see a clear shot of the interior so we’re going to have to rely on McLaren design director Rob Melville to walk us through its interpretation of the McLaren Ultimate VGT concept’s interior. According to Melville, McLaren didn’t just want to design an interior with a standard layout. That would be unbecoming of the whole philosophy of the Vision Gran Turismo exercise. Instead, it played with a seating configuration wherein the driver is positioned in the center of the chassis, lying on his stomach instead of sitting down.

“McLaren played with a seating configuration wherein the driver is positioned in the center of the chassis, lying on his stomach instead of sitting down”

Think of it in the terms of how motorcycle riders are positioned, head far forward, extending almost right above the front axle. Not only is this cutting-edge for a car, I imagine that it’s also going to be the subject of plenty of safety and regulatory hearings. The cabin of the concept is also snug and tight, or as Melville describes it, “shrink-wrapped” around the driver. It’s hard to imagine what that interior is going to look like but that’s a testament to how above-and-beyond McLaren went into designing its VGT concept.

Drivetrain


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Unlike some Vision Gran Turismo concepts, McLaren Ultimate VGT covers a lot of ground in terms of information. It even has a powertrain – a 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine from the McLaren 720S – that combines with electric motors to develop 1,150 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque. Since this is an exercise in imagination, it’s hard to argue against the output McLaren decided to give to its Ultimate VGT concept. It could just as well be double that to 2,300 horsepower and 1,880 pound-feet of torque and we’d be just as impressed by it.

“1,150 ponies and 940 pound-feet of torque is impressive for a car that looks the part of a futuristic performance car”

Okay, that’s not true. 2,300 horsepower is aviation-type power. I can’t imagine any automaker getting to that level in 13 years without having to jump through hoops to make it happen. Still, 1,150 ponies and 940 pound-feet of torque is impressive for a car that looks the part of a futuristic performance car.

Competition

Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo


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We normally don’t put this section on VGT concepts, but I’ll make an exception this time because of the number of other Vision Gran Turismo concepts that have been prepared in similar fashion. Take the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, for example. It’s a lot like the McLaren Ultimate VGT in terms of futuristic styling. It has elements of LMP1 in it too, namely a pointy nose with radical aerodynamic features, fender-mounted side mirrors, an aviation-inspired canopy, a massive fin that extends from the cabin all the way back to the rear fascia, and a large wheel arches housing lightweight wheel. On the power front, Hyundai’s VGT concept features a fuel cell system that produces 871 horsepower and an undisclosed amount of torque. It’s not as powerful as the McLaren Ultimate VGT, but it certainly looks the part of a car that can give it everything it can handle.

Read our full review on the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo


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It’s still one of my favorite Vision Gran Turismo concepts and even with the arrival of the McLaren Ultimate VGT, I’d probably still side with the Tomahawk. The wide stance and low-slung roof are massively appealing. The air intakes and the overdose in active aeros make it a true car of the future that uses advanced versions of present-day technology. It’s a good design cocktail that SRT mixed, but what I really like about the Tomahawk is the number of variants it came with, each coming with different amounts of power from the same 7.0-liter V-10 engine. There’s the “entry-level” S variant producing 1,007 horsepower and a top speed of 250 mph, the “GTS-R” variant that peaks at 1,450 horsepower with a pneumatic system in tow, and the “X” version that’s sitting on 2,590 horsepower, good enough to propel the car to a top speed of 404 mph.

Read our full review on the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo.

Conclusion


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The first rule of writing about Vision Gran Turismo concepts is to not get caught up on any of them. They all look great from a design perspective with some even boasting of insane levels of power to hammer home the point of their concept nature. That’s what I’m getting from the McLaren Ultimate VGT. The design of the car is outlandish in a great way and the whole philosophy of the interior is just as mind-boggling.

In other words, the Mclaren Ultimate VGT is a mental piece of machinery, exactly like what most Vision Gran Turismo concepts should be.

  • Leave it
    • Unlikely to hit production anytime in the near or far future
    • Motorcycle-style sitting position sounds weird
    • It’s not my favorite Vision Gran Turismo concept

References

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo


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Read our full review on the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo.

Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo


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Read our full review on the Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo.

Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car


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Read our full review on the Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision GT Virtual Race Car

It’s McLaren Automotive turn’s to present the fans of Gran Turismo video game with a super sick virtual car. This is what they have come up with, the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT, available in Grant Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 from October. 

Of course, there is more to the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT than enabling a bunch kids to have a really good time playing the game. Designers and engineers have put some real effort into making the Vision GT, as they will explain to you in the video below. The car represents McLaren’s way of thinking when it comes to creating the ultimate track car. Who knows, maybe some day in the future they actually come up with something like this for the real world. Oh, wait. They’ve already done that. It’s called the P1 GTR!

The specs they have come up with for the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT are truly amazing, even for a virtual car. The hyper track machine has a virtual kerb weight of just 1,000 kg thanks largely to the extensive use of digital carbon fiber. It also boasts Integrated Active Aero, which works by opening tiny aperture covers around air inlets on key surfaces during cornering to create drag and generate downforce. Power comes from a virtual twin-turbo, 4.0-litre McLaren V8 engine drives the rear wheels, putting out a mind-boggling 1,150 PS and 1,275 NM of torque.






“We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that. It puts the driver absolutely at the centre of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration. From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap.More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren Ultimate Vision GT Virtual Race Car

It’s McLaren Automotive turn’s to present the fans of Gran Turismo video game with a super sick virtual car. This is what they have come up with, the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT, available in Grant Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4 from October. 

Of course, there is more to the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT than enabling a bunch kids to have a really good time playing the game. Designers and engineers have put some real effort into making the Vision GT, as they will explain to you in the video below. The car represents McLaren’s way of thinking when it comes to creating the ultimate track car. Who knows, maybe some day in the future they actually come up with something like this for the real world. Oh, wait. They’ve already done that. It’s called the P1 GTR!

The specs they have come up with for the McLaren Ultimate Vision GT are truly amazing, even for a virtual car. The hyper track machine has a virtual kerb weight of just 1,000 kg thanks largely to the extensive use of digital carbon fiber. It also boasts Integrated Active Aero, which works by opening tiny aperture covers around air inlets on key surfaces during cornering to create drag and generate downforce. Power comes from a virtual twin-turbo, 4.0-litre McLaren V8 engine drives the rear wheels, putting out a mind-boggling 1,150 PS and 1,275 NM of torque.






“We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that. It puts the driver absolutely at the centre of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration. From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap.More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

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PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570GT in XP Green By MSO

In the annals of McLaren’s long and rich history in performance cars and motorsport racing, there is perhaps no greater car McLaren has ever produced than the F1. To this day, it’s regarded alongside the Ferrari F40 as the godfathers of modern supercars, a distinction that becomes more and more revered with each passing day. The F1’s history is littered with world records, race wins, and enough achievements to fill up a massive trophy case. But the supercar is also remembered for giving birth to the F1 GT Longtail, one of the most distinctive road cars McLaren has ever built. 20 years after the Longtail first appeared in 1997, McLaren is paying homage to the iconic F1 XP GT Longtail with the introduction of the super limited edition McLaren 570GT XP Green Edition.

McLaren’s MSO division did the brunt of the work in creating this ultra-exclusive, six-unit masterpiece. Beyond the goal of reliving the unmistakable aesthetics of the F1 XP GT Longtail, the exercise of creating this limited edition 570GT boils down to a showcase of MSO’s capabilities as a personalization division. This is the same unit that has given us some pretty memorable iterations in recent memory. Past works like the 650S Coupe Concept, 720S Velocity, and the unforgettable X1 Concept were all created by MSO. The 570GT XP Green Edition isn’t the first of its kind to get the MSO treatment either. But for what it’s worth, it’s the first one to have been inspired by arguably the most famous car McLaren has ever produced. That, in itself, counts for something meaningful and it’s probably the reason why MSO decided to build the 570GT XP Green Edition in such short supply.

Continue after the jump to read more about the McLaren 570GT XP Green Edition.

PostHeaderIcon McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green Has Historic Color

McLaren Automotive might be a fairly new car maker, but they have a long and glorious history as a boutique manufacturer. And that is what they often tap into to make their new models look cooler and more interesting. This time the outcome is this McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green which features a paint work borrowed form a famous McLaren F1

There are clues in the name of McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green as to the identity of the its benefactor. It’s the 1997 F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’ which had a special body work with extended aero pieces and deep bottle green paint finish. That color is now part of McLaren Special Operations unique special commission colors. It is now featured on six examples of the McLaren 570GT going on sale in UK, Germany and the Netherlands. This MSO treatment adds £21,000 to the final price of the vehicle, which itself depends on the options and trims.

So what do you get for that 21 grand? On the outside, and besides the special colors, McLaren 570GT MSO XP Green features Saddle Tan aero pin-striping edging the front aero blades, side skirts and rear diffuser. There is also Union Jack emblem finished in silver-grey and MSO Black exterior components. Inside, you get Saddle Tan leather upholstery with green leather inserts in the seats and green contrast stitching, as well as a dedication plaque mounted on the centre tunnel beneath the infotainment screen identifying each car as one of six in the Collection.






“Any McLaren is a very special vehicle, but we are also seeing an increasing number of buyers expressing a desire to personalise their cars with additional features and options as well as colour and trim choices outside of the core specification offered,” explained Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing. “As well as making it possible for individual McLaren owners to have exactly the McLaren they want, McLaren Special Operations will continue to create limited-volume collections such as these six 570GT models in XP Green, to further extend customer choice.”

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PostHeaderIcon Oops: Newly Wed Couple Crash a Rented McLaren 650S

A wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days in a person’s life. It’s especially important for the bride and groom, though I can argue that guests can have their own version of fun at these events. Unfortunately, things can still go awry, as one person will attest after crashing a rented McLaren 650S into a tree in what could very well be one of the most ill-timed and expensive attempts at showing off.

Specific details on what happened are still unclear, but the end result is as crystal as they come. The rented McLaren 650S incurred significant damage because the driver thought it was a good idea to mess around with the supercar’s launch control figure. I’m not sure if the driver didn’t know the purpose of launch control or he just made a mistake in engaging it; it doesn’t matter now either way. The point is that because of his tomfoolery, the 650S’ front end is barely recognizable after smooching with the tree. The hood looks like a crumpled piece of paper and both air bags actually deployed. All of that means that the 650S probably launched close to where the tree was and the suddenness of the car’s acceleration startled the driver, leaving him with precious little time to correct his error to at least avoid hitting the tree.

I don’t know who’s going to have to foot the bill for the supercar’s repairs, but I can tell you that given its state, I wouldn’t be surprised if the cost of repairs goes up to six figures. Lesson learned, folks. There’s no harm in renting a McLaren 650S for a wedding and then proudly show it off to all the other guests. Just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. And don’t forget to purchase the best insurance policy at the rental counter.

PostHeaderIcon The McLaren 720S Goes Flamboyantly Purple as a One-Off at Pebble Beach

What happens when you cram thousands of wealthy people, heaps of amazing cars, and enough events to cover a whole week together? You get the greatest week of the year: the Monterey Car Week. You never know what you’re going to see. With auctions from names like Russo & Steele, Mecum, Gooding & Co., and RM Sotheby’s, there’s a massive guest list that includes some of the greatest cars ever built. But, over at Pebble Beach, things take a completely different turn, with this year bringing cars like the BMW Concept Z4 and Infiniti Prototype 9 into the mix with all of the classic cars. Meanwhile, McLaren has to make its own splash, and it’s doing so this year with a special one-off version of the 720S painted in one of the loudest and intriguing shades of purple that you’ll probably ever see on something with wheels.

The car in question was built by McLaren Special Operations to the exact specifications requested by Michael Fux. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he’s owned a number of collector cars that include a some special McLaren one-offs like a 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in yet another shade of purple, and even a McLaren P1 with an exclusive color of green that has only be used on that specific vehicle. Unlike some McLaren one-offs, this beauty features a bespoke paint color called “Fux Fuchsia” that was developed specifically for Fux by Rolls-Royce and then redeveloped for its application on the 720S by McLaren. So, with that in mind, don’t expect to get your hands on it, as our man Fux owns the exclusive rights to this specific hue – if that’s not exclusive, I don’t know what is. Keep reading to learn about what Mr. Fux requested from McLaren SVO.

Updated 08/21/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the sport car’s presentation at the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

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