Bespoke McLaren 720S brings Dubai to the British supercar
McLaren's MSO division is the arm of the company responsible for making sure the customer is always right. Short of taking a hacksaw to the car itself, there isn't much MSO can't do to customise or personalise a vehicle, and it works with some of the world's wealthiest buyers.
MSO's latest creation has been commissioned by a client from Dubai, and features a black and gold paint scheme reminiscent of Lotus Formula 1 cars from the 1970s. The dark satin bodywork is accented with gold pinstriping, gold-painted wheels, and a painstakingly lettered spoiler which spells out a quote from McLaren founder Bruce McLaren in Arabic. "Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone," is emblazoned across the 720S' active rear wing.
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Not content with glitz on the outside, the client has specified plenty of gilded details for the car's lucky occupants. The steering wheel, gearshift paddles and door cards all feature gold detailing while, in a nod to the iconic McLaren F1, the engine bay heatshield has been lined with 24-carat gold.
Exclusive? You bet – MSO has even added a plaque on the interior declaring the car to be '1 of 1', in case the buyer forgets.
The 720S remains unchanged under the skin, but we doubt the buyer will be left wanting for power – the car's 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces a mammoth 710bhp, with 0-60mph taking well under three seconds.
The car's gone on display at the Dubai International Motor Show, after which it will make its way to the ownership of its wealthy buyer.