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US owner tickled pink by McLaren 720S
McLaren 720S in fuchsia is built as a one-off for its American owner, courtesy of MSO
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What the heck am I looking at here?!

A pink McLaren 720S. The only one of its type in the world, moreover.

Thank goodness for that! Who did this to the poor 720S?

It's a unique project from the Bespoke department of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and it basically shows that, if you've got enough money, you can get Woking to do practically anything you like for your supercar. Including painting it pink. Or, should we say (more correctly), Fux Fuchsia.

Fu... WHAT?!

Don't be juvenile. It is named for noted US philanthropist, entrepreneur and general car-collecting nut Michael Fux, who has a collection of incredible machines - some of them in rather lurid colours. He has previously commissioned a McLaren 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in bespoke purple and a McLaren P1 in bespoke green. So he's got previous, and in actual fact this fuchsia shade came from Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce - really?

Yes. He'd had it created by Rolls, but MSO has subsequently 'redeveloped' it and Mr Fux (stop giggling, it's probably pronounced Foo!) will now retain the exclusive rights to use it on any other McLaren vehicle.

OK - but is the 720S modified in any other way?

Nope, it's a 'regular' 720S, with regular being a wholly inappropriate word for a car that has 720hp and 770Nm from a biturbo 4.0-litre V8, and which can do 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and 212mph. So, it's all about the paint. Fux Fuchsia is all over the body and it highlights the lightweight alloy wheels, which are in the main are finished in platinum.
There are some Stealth Grey surrounds for the Macca's windows and exhausts, while carbon fibre addenda from the MSO Defined range can also be spotted. Moving inside, more Fux Fuchsia is found on door appliques, forming a pinstripe on the steering wheel and clothing the interior mirror. However, white is the dominant colour here. From the headlining to the cupholder, it's pristine within, and even the stitching is white. Mr Fux might want to wear some decent polarising shades when he's inside the car on bright, sunny days.

When does he take delivery of his pink-and-white car?

He was presented with the 720S in Monterey, California, ahead of the vehicle being on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the town. McLaren's CEO Mike Flewitt was there in person to hand over the car to Mr Fux (look, we told you, it's his surname, right?! So stop laughing!) ahead of the major American car show.

Matt Robinson - 18 Aug 2017

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