Today I Learned That McLaren Has a ‘Special Ops’ Department

You wouldn't want the same one as the guy down the street

October 16, 2017 9:00 am

What do you give the man who has everything? A custom McLaren MSO R Coupé built by the marque’s Special Operations division, of course.

What do you give the lucky bastard who already has one? Apparently an MSO R Spider, the drop-top version of the one he already has.

Courtesy of the aforementioned Special Operations unit, a pair of McLarens designed to one man’s personal specifications were just delivered.

Custom McLarens (3 images)

Personalized inside and out and decked out in a shade called Liquid Silver, the aerodynamic duo were given identical mechanical systems and twin-turbocharged, hand-polished McLaren V8 engines that deliver nearly 700 ponies. Add in a number of other matching features — five-spoke wheels, Alcantara-trimmed interior, twin-element rear wing, carbon fiber center stripe — and the only difference you’re left with is the Coupé is finished in satin while the Spider is finished in gloss.

Oh, also the whole roof/no roof thing.

Because sometimes it rains — even on the man with two special-order McLarens.

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