The world has gone special projects mad
this week. Jaguar announces the Project 7 will be built as a limited-edition
production run. Ferrari does yet another one-off supercar. We drove the Aston Martin Vantage N430. And now McLaren’s
Special Operations department gets stuck in with a unique 650S.
We say unique, but McLaren will actually
build 50 of these MSO 650Ses, as either coupes or spiders. And each with a
starting, and startling, price of £252,500.
For that £57,250 price premium over a normal 650S, you get a choice of three paint finishes – Papaya Spark, Agrigan Black and Sarigan Quartz (orange, black and silver) – as well as unique and lightweight alloy wheels. These are 4kg lighter than the standard alloys, helped by the fact they’ve got titanium wheel bolts. Best make sure it’s got locking wheel nuts…
Inside, the MSO boys have sprinkled the interior with carbon black leather and liberal lashings of Alcantara, as well as a signature dedication plaque. Each car also comes with a Frank Stephenson-signed sketch (the designer of the 650S) and an MSO branded leather holdall.
No mechanical tweaks, no aero alterations, and over £50,000 more than the rather excellent standard car. Still, you can rest assured you will be more exclusive than current 650S owner Paris Hilton…