McLaren have been causing quite a stir in Europe over the past few weeks. With the first customer McLaren P1 hypercar’s being delivered a lot of attention is on the British marque. Last week we brought you a report from Monaco where McLaren invaded Casino Square with half a dozen McLaren 12C’s including one very special car from McLaren Special Operation, the MSO 12C Concept. This one-off car is now back in the UK where it is being showcased in McLaren London where it will be displayed into the new year.
There are a number of bespoke features including a revised bonnet, front wing louvres, rear wing vents, a unique Airbrake and a new roof featuring an integrated snorkel channelling air to the engine. These revisions are all crafted in lightweight carbon fibre. Titanium wheel bolts, along with oil and water filler caps, shed further weight from the already light 12C whilst making the whole car look a lot more purposeful.
The interior gains more carbon fibre upgrades, clearly the theme of this car, in the form of body color switch packs and bezels. These are complemented by a new carbon fibre instrument cluster with integrated shift lights to make this 12C feel more like an F1 car than any other!
The keen-eyed amongst you will also notice that the light weight wheels have been diamond cut in a new design.