McLaren Shows MSO 12C Concept

This concept aims to highlight what the McLaren Special Operations in-house tuning arm can do.

In order to highlight the possibilities of the McLaren Special Operations in-house tuning arm, McLaren has revealed the MSO 12C concept that feature numerous upgrades over the already special McLaren 12C supercar. Many of these modifications are finished in carbon fiber, making for some weight savings over the already light, 3084-pound 12C.

From the outside, the MSO 12C Concept takes on a slightly more imposing appearance with its numerous carbon fiber aerodynamic upgrades like front wing louvers, rear wing vents, and a snorkel on the roof to channel air to the engine. The hood is also slightly different, with a black insert, and the wheels are diamond-cut and have a slightly different design than the standard McLaren 12C.

McLaren Special Operations has definitely sweated the details on this MSO 12C Concept, as even the wheel bolts and the oil and water filler caps are finished in lightweight titanium for more (but probably very minor) weight savings. Carbon fiber also adorns some interior pieces like the instrument cluster and some switches, and there are numerous body-color accents throughout the revised interior as well.

This MSO 12C Concept is meant to highlight just one example of the possibilities of McLaren Special Operations. Owners can spec out their own $239,400 12C or $265,750 12C Spider with a whole range of McLaren Special Operations parts and upgrades through the program, as shown earlier this year with a special 50th anniversary edition.