McLaren gave us the 2018 McLaren 720S a few days ago, and already there is an MSO-ified version of it. What do you think, yay or nay?
Newsflash: McLarens are expensive. They’re made of carbon-fiber and moondust or some shit. And once you get into the options? Buddy, you are in for a treat.
McLaren just confirmed rumors that it’s building an F1-inspired three-seater sports car for 106 very, very rich people. Here’s what we know.
McLaren is one of the most exclusive car companies in the world, building vehicles that are on the bleeding edge of technology. But only the truly extreme wonders get full commissions from McLaren Special Operations—McLaren’s own Skunkworks. This is the 678-horsepower MSO HS, and you’re not really supposed to know…
McLaren Special Operations is selling McLaren F1 chassis #069 (nice) with less than 2,800 miles on its clock for somewhere between $12 to 14 million will all the usual bells and whistles, yet it is our understanding that a Compaq LTE 5280 is not part of the deal.
This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet—still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more.
While this isn’t one of the road-legal P1 GTRs yet, McLaren Special Operations certainly had to go a bit crazy with the airbrush for this customer.
Of the 106 McLaren F1s ever made, only six have been destroyed so far, to the best of our knowledge. McLaren Special Operations boss Paul Mackenzie told me how they intend to keep it that way.
McLaren Special Operations built another limited edition 650S, but this one is very, very special as Peter "Lotus, McLaren, TWR, Prodrive, Speeeeeed" Stevens helped them with it.