A look inside McLaren's bespoke dept
If standard McLarens aren't exclusive enough, you'll need to speak to these chaps...
Posted: 12 Sep 2012
One of the key factors was the discovery of exactly how keen McLaren clients are to tweak their already fairly rarefied vehicles. As the F1 and SLR became older, customers were more than prepared to modify, with the final Stirling Moss Edition SLR Roadster - already an extreme roadcar - seeing customisation to some degree on roughly 30 per cent of the output. These days, about 10 per cent of MP4-12Cs pass through MSO, gaining everything from special trim packages to one-off colours. But perhaps more interesting is what MSO can provide, should a client have sufficient imagination past the usual run of standard optioning. And ready cash.
MSO's Programme Director Paul Mackenzie and Head of Sales Marcus Korbach describe what happens when McLaren's intolerant eye for imperfect detail decides to customise a product already at the sharper reaches of the cutting edge.