A one-off McLaren 720S supercar designed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has been revealed on the opening day of this year’s Dubai motor show.
Created as an MSO Bespoke commission, the service from MSO that allows would-be McLaren owners to personalise their cars, the 720S wears “Zenith Black” paint with a satin finish, as well as gold-coloured alloy wheels, a 24-carat gold engine heatshield and gold-coloured interior components.
A special plaque inside the car also identifies it as a ‘1 of 1’ MSO commission, a fact re-emphasised by the rear spolier that bears part of a quote by McLaren founder, Bruce McLaren; painted across the upper surface of the wing in gold Arabic lettering, it says “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone”. Said to have taken 30 hours to complete using specially created stencils, the typography is inspired by traditional Kufic calligraphy and is further stylised to echo the Dubai city skyline.
With the McLaren 720S Performance specification as the starting point – and in addition to the MSO Bespoke elements – the exterior detailing continues with carbon-fibre exterior upgrade packs that together encompass the front splitter and air intakes, rear bumper and roof panel. The rear diffuser is also a carbon-fibre option, while the door mirror arms, rear aero bridge and deck and engine covers are all from the MSO Defined range of carbon-fibre components.
The interior of the car, meanwhile, features black Alcantara and black leather trim that are further complemented by a carbon-fibre steering wheel, sill panels, and fascia vents.
The MSO Bespoke team have also added satin gold-painted extended gearshift paddles, a satin gold-coloured centre band to the steering wheel and pinstriping in the same hue to the spokes. A gold-coloured applique on each door inner completes the visual treatment.
In terms of performance, the car remains unchanged from the standard 720S, with its 4.0 V8 twin-turbocharged engine delivering 0 – 124 mph in 7.8 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 212 mph.