A range of carbon fiber options have been made available just in time for the holidays.
Before McLaren lets loose its new P14 on the production line (aka 720S), the company is giving current owners of the 650S, 12C, and 675LT, the chance to enhance their existing vehicles courtesy of McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The accessories are said to "enhance the dramatic design of the car," and "bring a performance advantage, as a result of weight saving."
That "dramatic" new look is highlighted by a number of exterior features like a bare carbon fiber rear diffuser option, which reduces weight slightly and increases airflow, and louvered carbon fiber front fenders, which draw their inspiration from classic McLaren race cars. Even the mirror arms can be optioned out in place of carbon fiber fixtures, and come paired with a set of matching casings.
The interior, meanwhile, gets a similar subtle treatment. Carbon fiber vent bezels and sill tops help highlight the driver-focused cabin design. Those inclined for the track can also have a carbon fiber steering wheel optioned, which is trimmed in either Alcantara or leather and extends to a set of carbon fiber gear shift paddles as well.
"The growing MSO Defined portfolio gives customers an opportunity to further personalize their cars and significantly expands our wider accessories portfolio," said Carl Whipp, Aftersales Director at McLaren. "We have experienced significant interest in the MSO Defined range on Super Series cars being ordered new and we are now very pleased to be bringing these features to a wider group of customers as a retrofit choice."
The new MSO options will be available to new and existing McLaren 12C, 650S, and 675LT owners through any McLaren retailer. Though the company hasn't put a price tag on the options just yet, if you have to ask…
Gallery: McLaren MSO Defined Options
Current and future McLaren Super Series owners can now refresh the design of their cars through a range of dramatic McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories. Offered and installed through McLaren retailers, the options can now be widely applied to any McLaren Super Series models from the 12C to the 675LT and at any point in the car’s ownership. The accessories enhance the dramatic design of the car and in true McLaren fashion, also frequently bring a performance advantage, as a result of weight saving.
Among the exterior embellishments in the MSO Defined Super Series collection are a Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser, which reduces weight and enhances airflow, and Carbon Fibre Mirror Arms which can be coupled with matching mirror casings. The range also includes Carbon Fibre Louvered Front Fenders, which take inspiration from McLaren historic race cars, such as the renowned 1970 Can-Am winning McLaren M8D to save 0.5 kilograms over the standard equivalent. They feature vented wheel arch liners, to remove turbulent air from under the wheel arches giving more grip over the front axle. Also available is a carbon fibre bonnet that is finished in visual carbon fibre for increased impact, as seen on the limited-edition McLaren 650S Can-Am model.
Interior enhancements begin with MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Vent Bezels. Carbon Fibre Sill Tops highlight the driver-focused design of the cabin, as well as protect the sills of the MonoCell structure. While likely to interest the track day enthusiasts are a Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel, which can be trimmed in leather or Alcantara®, and Extended Carbon Fibre Gear Shift Paddles.
Carl Whipp, Aftersales Director at McLaren Automotive, commented: “The growing MSO Defined portfolio gives customers an opportunity to further personalise their cars and significantly expands our wider accessories portfolio. We have experienced significant interest in the MSO Defined range on Super Series cars being ordered new and we are now very pleased to be bringing these features to a wider group of customers as a retrofit choice.”