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
"If you come to us with an idea," says Mackenzie, "we really do have the expertise to deliver whatever you require. Here at MSO, we essentially span the entire core business; so if we modify something significant, we'll complete CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) runs, have Chief Test Driver Chris Goodwin check out the new settings, involve Frank Stephenson (McLaren's design director) in the sketches - the whole lot." He's completely serious. One MSO customer had some dynamic and stylistic changes to an MP4-12C that ended up with not only factory-based consultation visits, but his heading out on track to get a feel for the changes Goodwin had made to the suspension, essentially becoming a development driver for the day. He later said after having his car ‘operated' on that he'd not just been given the keys to his car, he'd been given the keys to the factory.