One-off McLaren 720S certainly stands out
Car collector Michael Fux commissioned this McLaren
The colour is officially called Fux Fuscia, in case you were wondering
Fux has a number of cars (many of which are in similarly bright colours) and often raises money for charities by staging displays
No mechanical changes have been made to the McLaren
Fux Fuscia can also be found on interior design elements
Much of the car's interior is finished in white
A one-off McLaren 720S has been revealed, created for renowned car collector Michael Fux, who built a multimillion-pound business empire around the sale of memory foam mattresses after arriving in the US from Cuba penniless aged 15.
Fux has a collection of around 130 luxury and supercars, many of which are finished in bespoke and often garish colour schemes. These include 25 Ferraris, 12 Porsches, 11 Aston Martins and six Rolls-Royces, plus a McLaren 12C, 12C Spider and P1, finished in orange, purple and green respectively. He is famed in the US for his philanthropic exploits, including raising money for charities by displaying his cars.
His McLaren - created by the firm’s bespoke McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division - is in keeping with Fux’s penchant for eye-catching designs and features a fuchsia-coloured paint finish and white leather interior. The exterior colour is named Fux Fuchsia and was originally created by Rolls-Royce for him before being redeveloped by MSO for the McLaren.
Other details include using the fuchsia colouring on the wheels, inside the doors, as a pinstripe on the steering wheel and for the rear-view mirror. Elsewhere, white dominates, from the leather to the stitching. The exhaust and window surrounds are finished in grey and some areas of the car are highlighted with a carbonfibre finish.
No mechanical changes have been made, so it is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 like other 720S cars, sending 710bhp to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The car was presented to Fux by McLaren Automotive boss Mike Flewitt at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. No price was revealed, although it is likely to have been substantially more than the £218,020 charged for 720S in Luxury spec. Based on Autocar's understanding of previous bespoke commissions, the modifications are expected to have cost around half the price of the car again.
Notably, MSO grew revenue by 143% last year, underlining the booming demand among high-end buyers to finish their cars with one-off flourishes.
“MSO provides McLaren owners with virtually limitless possibilities to tailor a car exactly to their needs and tastes - there are opportunities from unique paint colours and finishes all the way up to complete vehicles designed to individual specification,” said Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive’s executive director for global sales and marketing.
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