This weekend’s grand prix could see the reveal of a special McLaren MP4-12C built by McLaren Special Operations
20 September 2012

A limited run McLaren MP4-12C SGP Edition will be unveiled on the eve of the Singapore grand prix this weekend. The special edition supercar’s reveal was leaked on the Teamspeed forum. 

McLaren Special Operations is expected to build three of the SFP models, which are priced at £790,000. Two have already been reportedly sold.

The special edition is finished in black with red highlights, said to echo McLaren's F1 car. It will also feature new front and rear bumpers and new lightweight alloy wheels.

The car will be officially unveiled at an event hosted by McLaren boss, Ron Dennis and head of sales, Marcus Korbach, in Singapore.

McLaren Special Operations was set up in 2011 to deliver special bespoke projects. Its first car, a Volcano Orange MP4-12C premiered at last year’s Pebble Beach concours d’elegance. This year it unveiled the extreme 12C-based McLaren X-1.

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20 September 2012

Best looking MP4/12 yet in my opinion.  Probably something to do with the new front and rear bumpers which give it a little more presence.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

20 September 2012

Well done Captain Obvious!! -_-

20 September 2012

Really??? New paintjob and buffers equate to +600k asking price?

21 September 2012

Paulius wrote:

Really??? New paintjob and buffers equate to +600k asking price?

 

Exactly what I was thinking!

The money-sense ratio is all wrong.

Myk

21 September 2012

£790,000 for this????  What the...!  Well, if three people are dumb enough to pay.

21 September 2012

Words don't fail about this,they could have made 50 and they would have sold,the race is where mega rich people buy mansions and supercars on a whim,oh, there's a bit of publicity,but all there selling is a fancy paint job.

Peter Cavellini.

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21 September 2012

It seems that finally all of the top-end manufacturers have cottoned-on to the fact that there are lots of seriously wealthy people out there with too much money and too little taste.  This particular car smacks of simply relieving them of their not-so hard earned in turn for "exclusivity" and a nice paint job/body kit.  I have to say though, I'm surprised at McLaren going down this dubious route.

21 September 2012

How much? When I saw that price I thought that it was going to also be lightened and be more powerful, as well as featuring extra 'techno' stuff not found on the regular model. Instead, the extra £600k just gets you a new paint job!

21 September 2012

SGP or SFP?

I guess SGP, for Singapore Grand Prix, or just SinGaPore?

Is it possible that this was a customer special, but ultimately three were needed (at this price) to justify the work, but in the meantime, use a GP to have a bit of a song and a dance?

I reckon the three owners will be Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Jay Leno.  Smile

 

 

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21 September 2012

This price can't be right.

Seriously....

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