British manufacturer's special operations division produces one-off examples of P1 and MSO 650S Spider that will go on show at California concours
Matt Burt
5 August 2014

McLaren will show off special editions of the P1 hypercar and MSO 650S Spider supercar at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California later this month.

The two vehicles are the work of McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division which offers a full personalisation service for McLaren owners. MSO was officially launched at Pebble Beach three years ago.

Commissioned by a North American customer, the special McLaren P1 has a host of bespoke options and will be on display publicly for the first time. 

The unique example of the 217mph hypercar features aluminium and McLaren's traditional orange trim throughout the car. The bodywork is finished in an exclusive shade of grey paint and punctuated by further orange accents. 

An orange ‘P1’ logo on the leading edge of the rear wheelarch is inspired by the labelling used on the test mules during the development of the McLaren P1.

The rear of the car is enhanced by the fitment of 24-carat gold heatshields around the engine bay and Inconel alloy exhaust. Gold was also used on the McLaren F1 due to its reflective and heat resistance qualities.  

A bespoke aluminium grille is fitted above the carbonfibre bumper, and is framed by the P1's LED tail-light design.

The interior has been tailored with extensive use of carbonfibre and Alcantara, with the latter used on the bespoke MSO steering wheel. The lightweight carbon shell racing seats are fitted with four-point harnesses.

MSO will also showcase a one-off version of the MSO 650S Spider, which has been designed in collaboration with McLaren Newport Beach and McLaren Automotive's design director Frank Stephenson. 

This unique example of the MSO 650S Spider is based on the MSO 650S which made its debut last month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and is one of just 50 examples with unique styling upgrades, including satin-finished carbonfibre.

The exterior has been finished in a bright shade of blue paint designed by MSO which includes a heavy metallic flake and offers a deep gloss shine. The exterior design also features chrome on the exhaust finishers and the ten-spoke lightweight alloy wheels.

The cabin is upholstered with carbon black leather with a contrasting blue stitch throughout, extending on to the steering wheel, dash and doors. The seats also feature a McLaren speedmark embroidered in to the headrests and continue with the blue contrast stitch on the outer edges. 

Opening the dihedral doors shows the MSO branded carbonfibre sill panel, highlighting the lightweight MonoCell chassis, while satin lacquered carbonfibre upgrades are present throughout the driver and passenger zones. The MSO 650S Spider also features a dedication plaque, signed by Frank Stephenson.

In addition to the brace of special edition models, McLaren will unveil the P1 GTR design concept at Pebble Beach.

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5 August 2014
How much does it cost to run MSO to come up with this embellishment ?

5 August 2014
What Carlos Fandango bought in Halfords

5 August 2014
For goodness sake Autocar...this article is pointless.

A paint job, reflective gold and orange blemishes....your scraping the barrell a bit.

Can you not drop these articles for actual automotive updates that involve more than a bit of spit and polish...!!!

6 August 2014
I don't think articles like these are pointless at all. If Autocar picked and choosed news from the motoring world and only stuck up the most important items then people would soon start complaining that they weren't being kept up to date with the whole picture and look elsewhere for their motoring news. And it's free isn't it? On the Macca, shouldn't most of these add-ons just be on the options list to satisfy the even-more-demanding oil sheik?

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