McLaren’s bespoke Special Operations division (MSO) will be showcasing its own craftsmanship at the Geneva motor show with unique versions of the P1 hypercar and the 675LT Spider on the McLaren stand.
The P1, which recently ceased production, has been given a comprehensive hand-laid carbon-fibre body, with a bespoke “Lio Blue” tinted lacquer. P1 customers (there are 375 road-legal versions) could choose such a body from the beginning of this year.
The show P1 also features black gloss wheels, a carbon-black Alcantara interior finished with blue stitching and a 24-carat gold exhaust heat shield in a homage to the McLaren F1.
The 675LT Spider, McLaren’s fastest ever convertible, was limited to 500 examples, all of which are accounted for, but one MSO example graces the Geneva show stand. Painted in ceramic grey, it has a satin carbon-fibre retractable hardtop, and carbon-finished side skirts, intakes and rear bumper. The exposed engine bay has a 24-carat gold heat shield round the titanium exhaust system.
MSO works with paint and coating supplier AkzoNobel to produce unique paint colours based on customer requests, and goes to extraordinary lengths to satisfy client requirements. P1 customers have been known to request paint colours to match the snow outside their ski chalets and the faded yellow bodywork of their classic car collections. MSO’s presence at Geneva signifies the importance of this division to McLaren Automotive as the company expands and grows.