McLaren’s supercars are usually so rich in carbon fibre that it’s hard to imagine adding some more to it. But McLaren Special Operations, or MSO, the carmaker’s bespoke division, has just managed to squeeze more of the magic weave into one of their models. Yes, the MSO Carbon Series LT announced today has 40 per cent more carbon fibre in its body than the 675LT that it is based on.
Apparently, Woking has been getting lots of enquiries from customers asking for something similar to the ultra-exclusive P1 by MSO, which was shown at this year’s Geneva show. While the special P1 was made with bare carbon fibre, the guys at MSO have applied a gloss treatment to the entire body of the Carbon Series LT. The stock 675 LT itself had an overload of the black stuff, with the front bumper, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, lower side intakes, rear fenders, deck, bumper, and diffuser and all made from it. The limited-edition car adds carbon fibre to the rest of the visible bodywork.
Under the slick carbon fibre skin, the special-edition car has the same mechanical bits as the 675LT, which means a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 sits mid-ships, churning out 666bhp and 700Nm of torque, hurtling the supercar from 0-100kph in just 2.9 seconds, and to 200kph in 8.1 seconds. So you can rest assured that the performance will be as sinister as the car’s appearance.
Production starts later this year and is limited to just 25 units. But before you whip that chequebook out, let us tell you that all those are spoken for. However, if you’re among the lucky few who successfully placed the order, then your car will be delivered before the end of this year.