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McLaren Creates New 12C Color for Mark Cavendish

“Cavendish Green” is the latest color to be created at McLaren Special Operations.

To mark the spectacular recent achievements of cyclist Mark Cavendish, McLaren's bespoke personalization division, McLaren Special Operations (MSO), has developed a new color for its MP4-12C sports car. Inspired by the Tour de France jersey worn by the points leader on each stage of the epic endurance race, "Cavendish Green" has a near-black satin finish with a subtle metallic green flake that only becomes apparent in the sunshine.

"To celebrate Mark's green jersey accolade, 'Jersey Green spheres' were added to the satin finish. These only become visible in direct sunlight to give a very subtle touch, inspired by Mark's fantastic win," explained Paul Mackenzie, Head of McLaren Special Operations. Mark Cavendish's relationship with the British supercar maker began in 2011, when McLaren launched the Specialized S-Works + McLaren Venge, a lightweight, aerodynamic and super strong bicycle. Later that year, Cavendish rode the Venge during the UCI Cycling World Championships becoming the first British rider to win the tournament since 1965.

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