For fans of supercars, the Geneva auto show is never one to miss, as almost every supercar manufacturer uses the show to reveal its latest and greatest automotive erotica. This year’s show is no different, with countless reveals set to take place that will surely get droves of enthusiasts drooling like infants. Chief among those drool-worthy manufacturers is McLaren, which is set to introduce a few very special MSO versions of its latest cars.
MSO (McLaren Special Operations) is McLaren’s bespoke service, the division responsible for taking the company’s already comically fast cars and allowing customers to customize nearly every aspect. Take, for instance the McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar. With every inch of the car clad in carbon-fiber to save weight, most owners choose to cover up the carbon with one of McLaren’s many unique paint schemes. At the Geneva show, a McLaren P1’s carbon body has been laid almost bare, (the owner decided to go with a tinted blue clear coat called Lio Blue to make the car pop) for the whole world to see. This MSO P1 additionally received gloss-black wheels, carbon-black Alcantara upholstery with contrasting blue stitching, and a 24-carat gold heatshield for its exhaust, all paying homage to the original McLaren F1.
Next to the MSO P1, McLaren will showcase a version of the 675LT Spider, marking the first public appearance of the new topless supercar. The MSO 675LT Spider that will be on display features a specially developed Ceramic Grey paint color and, according to McLaren, “even greater levels of carbon-fiber than the standard model,” although standard is a fairly loose definition when talking about a car where only 500 examples will ever be built.
In addition to the special paint and carbon-fiber, the interior of the MSO 675LT Spider is finished off in black Alcantara racing seats with Xenon Yellow stitching, and features Solis gold Active Dynamics Panel knobs to make the knobs stand out. The MSO 675LT Spider also gains the same 24-carat gold heatshield as the MSO P1 mentioned above. As a refresher, the 675LT boasts a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 tuned to 666 hp.
But wait, there’s more
McLaren will use the Geneva show to reveal a new addition to the company’s Sport Series range, which currently only consists of the 570S. Not details are available so far on the new model, although rumors suggest it could be a more spacious, more “liveable” model, potentially with the name Gran Turismo. Stay tuned for more details on the new car.