Custom P1 breaks cover

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is presenting a special one-off version of the P1 hypercar at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California.

The MSO division was launched at Pebble Beach in 2011, and offers a full personalisation service for McLaren owners.

According to McLaren, 170 of its planned 375 unit production run of the 673kW 350km/h missile has rolled out of the Woking factory, and this car is unlike any of them.

Ordered by a North American customer, it features a host of custom options using the iconic McLaren Orange paint to highlight key mechanical, aero and cosmetic elements.

The bodywork is painted in a unique Sterling Grey metallic with a Satin Nickel-finished Stealth Pack combining gloss carbon fibre elements.

Alloy radiator grilles sit under a gloss carbon bumper, and the bonnet wears the McLaren Orange speedmark, while orange brake calipers sit behind body-coloured rims. An orange ‘P1’ logo on the leading edge of the rear wheel arch is inspired by the label used on test mules during the car’s development.

Echoing the P1’s glorious F1 ancestor, this example has also been kitted with 24 carat gold heatshields around the engine bay and inconel exhaust.

The upper surface of the twin element rear wing is finished in body colour, while the lower is bare carbon fibre, with the upper sections of the wing pistons in orange to add further contrast.

The interior has been tailored with extensive use of carbon fibre and Alcantara, as well as a unique MSO steering wheel, lightweight carbon shell race seats with four-point harnesses, and subtle colour contrasting throughout.

A ‘standard’ McLaren P1 was priced at $1.6M (all of them are sold), so it’s anyone’s guess what this new owner paid for their very special vehicle.