2015 McLaren MSO 650S to Premiere at Goodwood

Debuting at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 2015 McLaren MSO 650S draws from the earlier McLaren MSO 650S coupe concept we saw in April. Designed under the umbrella of McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the 2015 McLaren MSO 650S will be limited to only 50 production units.

As with the previous MSO concept, the 2015 McLaren MSO 650S is clad in alluring satin-finished, carbon-fiber components. Chief among these are the bespoke MSO side blades and three-piece rear bumper with its menacing rear diffuser. Also available for the 2015 McLaren MSO 650S is the concept’s Agrigan Black metallic paint, which is endowed with ruby red metallic flakes. Papaya Spark evokes the familiar McLaren Orange, while a new MSO color known as Sarigan Quartz combines metallic silver “with a subtle golden infusion,” according to a company statement.

Unique 10-spoke wheels save 8.8 pounds compared to the standard 650S wheels, while carbon fiber and Alcantara interior trim add to the performance and weight-shaving effects. For the finishing bespoke touch, a dedication plaque attached to the carbon fiber sill panel bears the MSO badge.

McLaren will keep the standard 650S 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 under the hood. Performance figures hold steady at 641 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.

Although the car premiering at Goodwood is a McLaren MSO 650S Spider, customers will also have the option to snatch up a Coupe. Pricing for the 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe begins at about $482,550, while the Spider starts at $462,500. In addition to their rare McLaren supercar, buyers will also receive an MSO leather bag with Alcantara lining, alongside a sketch signed by design director Frank Stephenson. Deliveries of the limited-run cars begin by the end of the year.

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