The R Pack is the latest from McLaren Special Ops and, as the pictures show, it enhances the 620R – the most powerful and most competition focused of all the Sports Series models – in all the right places while leaving performance and handing essentials well alone.
And that’s the really good news for when we tested the 620R recently we said it was an “astonishingly capable device that delivers fully on its promise of providing as close to a race car experience as is possible within a road legal format.”
So how does the 620 double-R differ? First up, you can only have it if you are buying one of the 225 620Rs to be made and are in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. So this is not a model for the US, Japan or Australia.
The R Pack comprises a basket of goodies that MSO has made its own and which few companies execute with such class: more visible carbon-fibre and the kind of titanium exhaust that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
You also get that quintessential McLaren add-on: a roof scoop. It’s inspired by the same thing on the McLaren F1 Longtail and functions as both air intake and engine induction noise loudspeaker. Together with the sports exhaust, which is up to 5dB louder than the standard 620R exhaust, the 620R R Pack should justify what McLaren claims is a more immersive driving experience while ensuring that everyone will hear you coming.