McLaren will arrive at the Geneva motor show this year with its biggest ever stand, showcasing the largest range of models from the full three-tier model line-up.
Among the headlines, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will pay a carbon-fibre tribute to the McLaren P1 which recently ceased production. MSO has also created a bespoke version of the 675LT Spider which makes its first public appearance at the show after reportedly selling out in weeks.
They will line up alongside the recently-confirmed 650S GT3 racing car and a still-to-be-announced addition to the Sports Series family.
The P1 by MSO, one of the 375 road legal versions produced, is presented with a full visual carbon fibre-body which has been hand-laid, with a bespoke “Lio Blue” tinted lacquer. The Geneva show marks the first time the full visual carbon-fibre body conversion has been displayed publicly after it was made available to P1 customers earlier this year. Other key upgrades completed by MSO include a gloss black finish to the wheels, a retrim of the interior with carbon black Alcantara and contrasting blue stitching, and a 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield in a homage to the McLaren F1.
The 675LT Spider, meanwhile, is limited to only 500 examples worldwide. The designers at MSO has developed a one-off example finished in “Ceramic Grey” with increased levels of carbon-fibre than the standard model. The satin carbon-fibre retractable hardtop and tonneau can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph and saves 1kg, while the front wings include carbon-fibre louvres. The ‘Longtail’ airbrake is finished in body colour on the upper surface with the lower plane shows the natural carbon-fibre weave, while the aerodynamic front bumper end plates, side skirts, side intakes and rear bumper are also finished in visual carbon.
On the inside, a pair of black Alcantara trimmed racing seats include contrasting yellow contrast stitch with the rotary controls on the dash finished in “Solis”, a unique colour to the 675LT Spider. The gold detailing is also visible through the exposed engine bay with a 24-carat gold heatshield around the titanium exhaust system.
Performance for the 675LT Spider by MSO remains unchanged, with the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 666 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque. These figures accelerate the car from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, zero to 124 mph in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 204 mph.