The Unattainable Holiday Gift: One Of Six Special-Edition McLarens

British carmaker McLaren recently released six incredible new cars through its in-house customization center, McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The small run of vehicles debuted earlier this month in Beverly Hills, Calif., and are based on the theme “Racing Through the Ages.”

“It’s exciting for us at MSO any time we are able to merge McLaren’s racing heritage with current McLaren Automotive road cars,” commented Ansar Ali, McLaren Special Operations chief. “Working alongside our retailers such as McLaren Beverly Hills to create these distinctive, limited editions of special cars for McLaren customers is an increasingly important part of our business as the demand for bespoke commissions becomes more popular.”

The vehicles are 570S Coupes and Spiders and pay homage to the automaker’s racing history. The Muriwai blue and white edition honors Bruce McLaren’s racing days in New Zealand. The Papaya Spark edition is inspired by the orange liveries present in the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as today’s F1 models. Sarthe Grey pays tribute to the automaker’s dominance at the 1995 Le Mans endurance race.

Each special-edition vehicle includes exclusive additions, i.e., the Muriwai has a kiwi on the spoiler end plates. Each one also contains a plaque recognizing the vehicle’s rarity.

The vehicles have MSO-designed, dealer-fit rear wings and GT4 racing stripes on the hoods and roofs. The cars feature 10-spoke super lightweight black wheels and titanium exhausts.  The GT4 stripe is replicated in the interior on the seat backrest, while the MSO logo is featured on the headrest. McLaren’s Orange 12 o’clock mark is integrated on the steering wheel.

It’s likely all six are already reserved, and with a basic McLaren Spider costing upwards of $200,000US, most people can’t afford one anyway. So, forget putting one on your Christmas wish list.

The 570S Coupe has a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 and can go 0-124mph in a whopping 9.5 seconds. McLaren claims it “delivers super car punch and thrills that would shame many more expensive rivals.”


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