Thursday, 18 January, 2018

New MSO McLaren 720S unveiled ahead of Dubai motor show debut

One-off Mc Laren 720S revealed at Dubai motor show New MSO McLaren 720S unveiled ahead of Dubai motor show debut
Melba Vasquez | 14 November, 2017, 17:03

From those hours, 30 of them were devoted exclusively to the rear wing, which features Arabic lettering in gold paint, stylised to echo the Dubai city skyline.

The MSO Bespoke division started out with a 720S Performance and finished the bodywork in satin Zenith black.

More pertinently, though, this one-off auto has a 24-carat gold engine heatshield, harking back to the legendary F1, and a stencilled skyline of Dubai that took 30 hours to paint on the rear wing. The phrase reads: "Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone", a quote by McLaren's founder, Bruce McLaren. MSO also made the stencils for the gold lettering. The gearshift paddles and steering wheel gain a gold-coloured satin finish that's repeated on the inside of each door.

The auto started life as a McLaren 720S Performance and received an array of MSO Bespoke carbon fiber parts such as the front splitter, air intakes, rear bumper, roof panel, rear diffuser, side mirror arms, rear aero bridge, plus deck and engine covers.

Inside, this unique 720S features black Alcantara and black leather trim further complemented by MSO Defined carbon fibre sill panels, fascia vents and steering wheel, in addition to a regular carbon fibre interior upgrade pack.

The specially commissioned 720S is a "one of one" production by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), which handles the Woking-based manufacturer's bespoke creations.

No change to the mechanicals, with the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 continuing to serve up 720 PS at 7,500 rpm and 770 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. "The quote from Bruce McLaren rings true not only of the history of McLaren, but also the achievements of the UAE and the Gulf states over the last four decades", said Andreas Bareis, McLaren's Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. "This auto pays tribute to that".

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