McLaren Special Operations Specs Geneva Show Cars


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When the floor of the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan sucked the covers off the 570S at its debut in April of 2015, it showed the entire three-tier model lineup for the first time ever. The original debut saw the 570S joining the 675LT and the ultimate P1 – the GTR. Nearly a year later, the tiers come together again for one of the final times in their current guises.

The latest unveil will re-sort the three and instill yet another huge presence as they take to their biggest stage yet at the Geneva Motor Show. Each line will be freshened up for the show, an effort backed heavily by the creative minds at McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The group that stretches what is possible for customization will be responsible for the two most unique items on the stand: the new 675LT Spider and another custom variant of the P1.

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The LT is characterized by the lightweight properties associated with liberal use of carbon fiber. Exterior accessorizing with the material was always an available option, and now the customization branch of McLaren is showing off more of what can be done with it. The front and rear bumpers are in the standard dry carbon, as well as the turning vanes, but beyond that the options become even more unique. The retractable roof is entirely finished in carbon fiber, bookended by other carbon options such as the louvered front wings and the underside of the airbrake. These options accentuate the new Ceramic Grey paint from the MSO Defined line of colors, and the car is fitted with the 20-spoke Super-Lightweight wheels that debuted on theĀ Spider not long ago.

Joining the sold-out 675LT Spider on stage is the equally-sold-out P1 hypercar, again leaving no carbon fiber application behind. Full carbon P1s aren’t an entirely new thing, but the latest one debuts in Lio Blue-tinted lacquer. The interior is decked in black Alcantara and more carbon fiber, and both of these new MSO creations have visible 24-karat gold exhaust heat shields, taking inspiration from the original F1 hypercar of the 90s.

The stand will also display the new 650S GT3 racer, ensuring to reach every corner of the brand’s lineup. The motor show will open to the public on March 3, with more coverage coming closer to that time.