The lightest series production McLaren ever goes heavy on the options.
There's a lot to like about the new McLaren 750S, and the British manufacturer has now gone live with the supercar's comprehensive online configurator. Unsurprisingly, there are more potential configurations of the 750S than can be covered in the average encyclopedia, but it's this extreme scope for customization that the customer who can spend $324,000 on a new car demands.
Because playing it safe isn't an approach that seems to fit the McLaren 750S, we started off by choosing the intense Burton Blue paintwork for the exterior from the MSO palette. This palette also includes eye-popping options like Helios Orange and Volcano Yellow, but nothing quite as insane as the MSO Pacific Blue on this one-off P1.
If that all sounds like a bit much, standard colors like Anthracite and Onyx Black successfully pull off a stealthier look. The final color palette is Elite with highlights like Mantis Green and Amaranth Red.
Next up are the three wheel designs, with the standard items saving over 30 pounds of weight over the 720S that this car replaces. We went for the five-twin-spoke Vortex forged wheels in a Gloss Black Diamond Cut finish. You can also have an entirely dark wheel finish, but as is often the case, this finish conceals much of the wheel design.
There are ten different brake caliper colors, and we went for the Speedline Gold with a silver machined McLaren logo. We left the standard tires as is, but Pirelli P Zero Corsa or P Zero Trofeo R tires can replace the standard P Zero rubber.
We skipped the option for the exterior Black Pack, as there are already black pillars and a black roof. This pack is also not compatible with the Carbon Fiber Pack, which finishes elements like the hood air intakes, side intakes, and mirrors in carbon - we ticked this box.
We also chose to have both the hood and active rear spoiler finished in carbon fiber. There are many more options for individual exterior components, but we've covered the main ones already, so we moved inside next.
McLaren offers the 750S with a full Alcantara interior, a Performance interior, or a TechLux interior. The last one adds soft-grain leather, but since this is not a Bentley, we went for the Performance interior.
We ticked the box for Jet Black leather with Flux Green Alcantara, as the base cabin in black looks rather somber. We also chose the super-lightweight carbon fiber seats, if only to demonstrate their especially dramatic design.
A titanium harness bar, carbon fiber satin sill trim, and blue six-point harness seat belts were added. While we admit this combination is rather garish, it demonstrates how wild customers can go when speccing this car.
Further options include a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system with some nicer speaker grilles, front/rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera system.
McLaren does not include the prices of any of these options on its website, but we're confident that, as specced, the version we created here will sell for at least $400,000 or so.
Below, we've included some examples of the car in less flashy configurations. We think you'll agree that it's quite an arresting machine no matter how it's specced, though.
This is a special car for many other reasons, too. It is rapid thanks to the uprated twin-turbocharged V8 with 740 horsepower, and because it is so light with a dry weight of little more than 2,800 pounds, 0-60 mph comes up in just 2.7 seconds. The driver's cockpit is refreshingly straightforward and even comes with hydraulic steering so that feedback and feel can be maximized.
Considering that all new McLarens will be electrified somehow, the 750S is old-school in all the best ways.