McLaren seem to be making more one-offs than series production cars these days.

McLaren has unveiled a pair of specially commissioned, one-off 720Ss developed by its Special Operations division (MSO) which will go on display at Salon Privé and the Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar event at the end of this month.

The 720S Pacific Theme and the 720S Track Theme follow on from the 720S Velocity Theme which debuted at the Geneva motor show last year. The McLaren Manchester-commissioned Track Theme is painted in Anniversary White with hand-painted detailing to the hood, doors, rear quarter panels, and airbrake in Carbon Black and McLaren’s Formula 1 color from 2017, Tarroco Orange; while the Pacific Theme, which was commissioned by McLaren Glasgow, is painted in Cerulean Blue with its door intakes finished in a darker Estoril Blue.

"The 720S is an exceptional car in every respect in standard form but there is always the potential to make it even more special with additional, individual, creative input, which is where McLaren Special Operations comes in," said Ansar Ali, Managing Director of McLaren Special Operations. "We were overwhelmed by the reaction to the 720S Velocity at its unveiling and to bring to life two more versions of the MSO 720S Themes portfolio further demonstrates that MSO can fulfill any request to ensure that a car perfectly meets a customer’s vision."

Interior-wise, both cars have been given the MSO treatment. The interior of the 720S Track Theme is trimmed in Jet Black Alcantara with McLaren Orange contrast stitching. Weight has also been factored in with the Track Theme, with all of its interior (and exterior for that matter) carbon fiber components completed in a satin finish to save weight. It also has a titanium harness bar which is typically 50 percent lighter than the regular steel version.

The Pacific Theme has standard seats with bespoke blue inserts and contrast stitching, a discreet blue center band on the steering wheel.

Both cars also have a dedication plaque on their interiors to signify the one-off nature of each car.

Source: McLaren

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Two new design themes for McLaren 720S brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Operations

  • Two McLaren 720S design themes previewed at 2017 Geneva International Motor Show brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Operations (MSO)
  • First Track Theme and Pacific Theme now delivered, joining the run of 720S ‘Velocity’ cars built following its Geneva appearance in 2017
  • Bespoke paintwork and use of satin and tinted carbon fibre celebrate design of the McLaren 720S, which was crowned ‘Best of the Best’ in 2018 Red Dot Design Awards
  • MSO offers limitless bespoke possibilities to fulfil customer visions

Two striking new design themes for the McLaren 720S have been brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The 720S Pacific Theme and the 720S Track Theme are from the same portfolio as the McLaren 720S Velocity Theme, a sensation of the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show and on display in the UK at the end of this month at ‘Salon Privé’ and the Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar event.

The McLaren 720S is available to order as standard in three specification levels, with the additional possibility of MSO Defined options or an MSO Bespoke Commission beyond this. Enhancing different aspects of the McLaren supercar’s core character, the Track Theme is painted in Anniversary White and unashamedly influenced by McLaren Formula 1 car, while the Pacific Theme draws on the sophisticated technical luxury of the 720S.

“The 720S is an exceptional car in every respect in standard form but there is always the potential to make it even more special with additional, individual, creative input, which is where McLaren Special Operations comes in,” commented Ansar Ali, Managing Director of McLaren Special Operations. “We were overwhelmed by the reaction to the 720S Velocity at its unveiling and to bring to life two more versions of the MSO 720S Themes portfolio further demonstrates that MSO can fulfil any request to ensure that a car perfectly meets a customers vision.”

The 720S Track Theme and 720S Pacific Theme follow their own respective design directions. Featuring unique colourways and trim, executed with signature MSO technical precision, each theme visually enhances the sculptural beauty, engineering purity and aerodynamic innovation that are the hallmarks of the McLaren 720S, a car recently recognised by the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards as the ‘Best of the Best’ in 2018.

The first 720S Track Theme has been comissioned by McLaren Manchester and is finished in Anniversary White – an MSO Bespoke exterior paint inspired by the championship-winning McLaren Formula 1 cars of the 80’s. The exterior is set-off by hand-painted detailing to bonnet, doors, rear quarter panels and airbrake in Carbon Black and McLaren’s Formula 1 colour from 2017, Tarroco Orange. Detailing in the same orange hue on the outer rim of the gloss black wheels and a Speedy Kiwi representation on the mirror casings complete the exterior enhancements.

All exterior and interior carbon fibre components have a satin finish, saving weight as well as reinforcing the authentic sporting intent. The cabin is trimmed in Jet Black Alcantara® with McLaren Orange contrast stitching. A titanium harness bar – typically 50% lighter than a steel version – is installed and can be fitted with a six-point harness for track use.

The 720S Pacific Theme by MSO was commissioned by McLaren Glasgow and delves into the blue of the world’s largest and deepest ocean for its inspiration. It is painted in Cerulean Blue, as featured on today’s McLaren Formula 1 car, with its door intakes finished in a darker Estoril Blue. The paintwork is enhanced by another proven MSO capability, namely the tinting of carbon fibre components and Cobalt Blue-tinted carbon is used on the roof, front splitter, air intakes, mirror casings, rear diffuser, rear deck and rear bumper and engine cover.

The interior of the 720S Pacific Theme features standard seats with bespoke blue inserts and contrast stitching. The finishing touch is a discreet blue centre band on the steering wheel. The personalisation of both cars is completed by MSO dedication plaques in the cabin, reinforcing their status as bespoke commissions from McLaren Special Operations.