McLaren Special Operations can spec your supercar any way you like.
Even with the Sports Series having lowered the price of admission, there's no getting around the fact that McLarens are still pricey pieces of machinery. So its customers rightly expect to get their six-figure supercars (even more their seven-figure hypercars) the way they want them.
That's precisely where McLaren Special Operations comes in. The customization division at Woking majors on decking out the company's exotic automobiles in a variety of appearances. And that's just what it's now done with the reveal of two new “themes” for the 720S – the latest model in the British racing-team-turned-automaker's mid-range Super Series.
This first Track Theme was commissioned by the dealership in Manchester (where McLaren operates its new Composites Technology Centre). It's been done up in a special shade of Anniversary White, derived from the Marlboro-sponsored grand prix racers McLaren ran in the 1980s, with Carbon Black and Torroco Orange details on the hood, doors, rear quarter panels, and “airbrake” rear wing. The gloss-black wheels are rimmed in the same orange, there's a Speedy Kiwi logo (championed by founder Bruce McLaren) on the wing mirrors, and the interior's done to match with black Alcantara, orange trim, and a titanium harness bar.
The Pacific Theme, meanwhile, was ordered up by the dealer in Glasgow in electric Cerulean Blue (the accent color on McLaren's current F1 cars), with darker Estoril Blue trim, Cobalt Blue-tinted carbon fiber, and an interior decked out in (you guessed it) more blue.
The two new themes were previewed in Geneva last year where the Velocity edition was unveiled. “The 720S is an exceptional car in every respect in standard form but there is always the potential to make it even more special with additional, individual, creative input,” said MSO director Ansar Ali, “which is where McLaren Special Operations comes in.”