McLaren ‘Special Operations’, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has released images of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept – a showcase of the MSO designed and engineered upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider, the latest models to join to the McLaren range.
Finished in ‘Agrigan Black’, a metallic black paint with a deep ruby red metallic flake, the model is being shown throughout China over the coming weeks and features subtle upgrades made to the exterior bodywork, including a newly designed carbon-fibre rear diffuser and MSO-branded carbon-fibre side blades.
The side blades are a more aggressive, full length, interpretation of the door blades seen on the 650S Coupe and Spider models. Finished in satin, McLaren designers say they offer increased improvements to the airflow along the edges of the bodywork, further optimising aerodynamic efficiency. At the rear, the GT3-inspired rear bumper features a carbon-fibre centre section, and the lightweight material carries through to the carbon-fibre airbrake and custom MSO rear diffuser.
The engine bay has also been enhanced with satin black engine covers and a satin finish to all carbon-fibre parts. The exterior look is finished with the addition of a set of satin black finished ‘650S’ alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
Inside the cabin, the one-off design showcase is fitted with the fixed-back carbon-fibre racing seats, based on the same design found in the McLaren P1, finished in carbon black leather and offering a weight saving of 15kg. Satin carbon-fibre features extensively throughout the cabin, which is contrasted by the switchgear and bezels that are finished in gloss black.
The MSO 650S Coupe Concept is presented as a one-off design study, and MSO says it is monitoring reaction regarding any potential production examples.