Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page


 


McLaren SO shows off carbon creations. Image by McLaren.

McLaren SO shows off carbon creations
P1 and 675LT Spider for Geneva showcase McLaren's work with the black material.
<< earlier article     later article >>

 


News homepage

What's all this about?

McLaren must have a lot of spare carbon fibre knocking around its Woking workshops.

Why's that?

Because two of its four Geneva Motor Show stars will be absolutely covered in the stuff. And they're not just any old McLarens, either, but two of the most desirable, limited edition models: namely, one of the 375 road-going P1s and an example of the 500 675LT Spiders built.

What has happened to them?

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has done the work on both and we'll start with the P1. It has what MSO calls a 'full visual carbon fibre body', which means everything you can see is clothed in hand-laid carbon that features a Lio Blue tinted lacquer. P1 customers have been able to order this since the start of 2016, although this is the first time it has been seen in public. And with its gloss black wheels, carbon black Alcantara interior with contrast blue stitching, and a 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield (yes, that's a nod to the seminal McLaren F1 of the 1990s) - the P1 by MSO is a very special machine.

How about that 675LT Spider, then?

An MSO Defined special shade called Ceramic Grey clothes much of the Spider's bodywork, although there's more carbon here than you'd get on what we can only regrettably refer to as the 'standard car'. Spot it on the retractable hardtop (saves a kilo, can be operated up to 25mph), the louvres in the front wings, on the underside of the Longtail Airbrake and on the front bumper end plates, side skirts, side intakes and rear bumper. Inside, black Alcantara racing seats with Xenon Yellow stitching are complemented by various bits of switchgear painted in Solis, a gold colour only available on the 675LT Spider. MSO's take on the rapid roadster also involves a gold exhaust heatshield. Performance, despite that 1kg weight saving in the roof (lord...), remains the same as usual; which is to say, stupidly bloody fast, with 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, 0-124mph in 8.1 seconds and a 204mph top whack.

Is that it for McLaren's Geneva offerings, then?

No, the 650S GT3 race car will be on display, as will the latest, as yet unnamed addition to the Sports Series of McLarens.



Matt Robinson - 17 Feb 2016


McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.

McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.McLaren MSO at Geneva 2016. Image by McLaren.









www.mclaren.com    - McLaren road tests
- McLaren news
- images






Audi announces limited-edition R8 V10 GT RWD. Image by Audi.
2023 Audi R8 V10 GT RWD
Harder-edged Audi R8 GT RWD gets the same power as the R8 Performance quattro.
 
New Maserati GranTurismo gets choice of petrol or electric power. Image by Maserati.
2023 Maserati GranTurismo revealed
Customers can take their pick between the all-electric Folgore or the more sonorous Nettuno V6.
Bentley Bentayga hybrids now available in S and Azure specs. Image by Bentley.
Bentley Bentayga S and Azure Hybrids Revealed
Bentley’s hybrid Bentayga models are now available in sporty S and more relaxing Azure specifications.

 
 215 Racing
 9ff
 A. Kahn Design
 Abarth
 Abt
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Acura
 Alfa Romeo
 Alpina
 Alpine
 Amari
 APS Sportec
 Arash
 Arden
 Ares
 Ariel
 Arrinera
 Artega
 Ascari
 Aston Martin
 Atalanta
 Atomik
 Audi
 Austin
 Auto Union
 Autodelta
 Autofarm
 Autosport
 AVA
 Avatar
 Axon
 Aznom
 BAC
 BAIC
 Bentley
 Bertone
 Bloodhound
 Bluebird
 BMW
 Bosch
 Bowler
 Brabham
 Brabus
 Breckland
 Bridgestone
 Brilliance
 Bristol
 Bugatti
 Buick
 Burton
 BYD
 Cadillac
 Callaway
 Caparo
 Capstone
 Carlsson
 Caterham
 CCG
 Chang'an
 Changfeng
 Chevrolet
 Chevron
 Chongfeng
 Chrysler
 Citroen
 Climax
 Connaught
 Cooper Tires
 Corvette
 Cummins
 Cupra
 Dacia
 Daewoo
 Daihatsu
 Daimler
 Dartz
 Datsun
 David Brown
 David Brown Automotive
 DDR
 De Tomaso
 Delta
 Detroit Electric
 Devon
 Dodge
 Donkervoort
 Drayson
 DS
 Eagle
 Eagle E-type
 EDAG
 edo competition
 Eterniti
 Everrati
 Evisol
 Exagon

 
 FAB Design
 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 Fenix
 Fenomenon
 Ferrari
 Fiat
 Fisker
 Ford
 G-Power
 Geely
 Gemballa
 General Motors
 Ginetta
 Giugiaro
 Glickenhaus
 GMC
 Goodwood
 Google
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 GTA
 GTM
 Gumpert
 Hamann
 Hartge
 HBH
 Heffner Performance
 Hennessey
 HERE
 Holden
 Honda
 Hulme
 Hummer
 Hyundai
 I.D.E.A
 Icona
 IFR
 Infiniti
 Ionity
 Isis
 JAC
 Jaguar
 Jeep
 Jensen
 Jetstream
 JJAD
 Joss Developments
 Kahn
 Kamala
 Keating
 Kia
 Koenigsegg
 KTM
 Kumho
 Lada
 Lagonda
 Lamborghini
 Lancia
 Land Rover
 Lexus
 Liberty
 Lightning
 Lincoln
 Lister
 Loma Performance
 Lorinser
 Lotus
 LupiniPower
 Luxgen
 Mahindra
 Mansory
 Maserati
 Mastretta
 Maybach
 Mazda
 McLaren
 Mercedes
 Mercedes-AMG
 Mercedes-Benz
 Mercedes-Maybach
 Mercury
 Metrocab
 MG
 Michelin
 MINI
 Mitsubishi
 MMI
 Monte Carlo
 Mopar
 Morgan
 Mosler
 MTM
 NAC MG
 Nissan

 
 NLV
 Noble
 Novitec
 Opel
 Overfinch
 Pagani
 Perodua
 Peugeot
 Piaggio
 Pininfarina
 Polestar
 Pontiac
 Porsche
 Preview
 Prodrive
 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Proton
 Protoscar
 Qoros
 Radical
 Range Rover
 Red Bull
 Renault
 Reva
 Rimac
 Rinspeed
 RoadRazer
 Rolls-Royce
 Ronn Motor Company
 Rover
 RUF
 Saab
 SAIC
 Saleen
 Saturn
 Scagliarini
 SCG
 Scion
 SDR Sportscars
 SEAT
 Sin
 Singer
 Skoda
 Smart
 Soleil
 Spada
 speedArt
 Sportec
 Spyker
 SRT
 Ssangyong
 SSC
 Startech
 STaSIS
 Subaru
 Suzuki
 Suzusho
 TAD
 Tamiya
 Tata
 Techart
 Tesla
 THINK
 Thunder Power
 Tojeiro
 Tommy Kaira
 TomTom
 Toray
 Toyota
 Trabant
 TranStar
 Trident
 Tushek
 TVR
 UKCOTY
 Vanda Electrics
 Vauxhall
 Velozzi
 Vencer
 Venturi
 Veritas
 Vizualtech
 VL Automotive
 Volkswagen
 Volvo
 VUHL
 Webasto
 Westfield
 Wiesmann
 Xenatec
 Yamaha
 Zagato
 Zarooq
 Zenos
 Zenvo



 
 






External links:   | Irish Car Market News |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Old motor show reports | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Copyright 1999-2022 ©