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
The cars you see in these pictures (an MP4-12C and a legendary F1) were given the internal code name ‘Bespoke Project 8' (the owner took a shine to the moniker and decided to keep it). It started off as a refresh of the F1, at which point he decided to theme his MP4-12C in the same style. "Collections have identities these days," says Korbach "and we have a long history with this client. But the brief started off as simply wanting a white-and-red theme..."
What resulted is the matching pair you see here. The F1 is completely retrimmed (the ‘high downforce' kit was applied some years ago), and the MP4-12C rejigged to match. And the changes are comprehensive: even the flocking inside the bootliner is colour-matched and the keys have been redesigned. McLaren even went so far as to create a new method of lacquering carbon fibre to match the colour scheme and developing a specific wheel for each car. This is not stick-on pimp-my-ride, even though together they are a bit... striking.