McLaren’s MSO brings to life sold-out carbon fiber 675LT Spider

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McLaren Special Operations has a habit of revealing special McLaren models that will simply make us look towards a bank with robbing intentions – how else would we afford these sold-out limited run models?

MSO introduced a carbon fiber-enhanced P1 hypercar this year during the Geneva Motor Show and now they’re back with the same treatment for the 675LT Spider. The latter has been stripped of its original paint and now comes with about 40 percent more carbon fiber parts than a normal 675LT Spider. It’s also going to be utterly exclusive because these additional goodies can’t be retro-fitted to one of the 500 units of the standard, long-tailed, open-top 675. The reason is MSO reworked some components of the new limited-run special edition, meaning the extensive work done to get them on will be unavailable for the regular model.

Now all the carbon fiber parts of the standard 675LT Spider have been dipped in a glossy finish to better showcase the material and its weave. Also, the electrically-retractable roof and tonneau are also clad in carbon fiber, just like the A-pillars, side blades, hood, and rear deck. Last, but certainly not least, McLaren’s special unit also developed a unique carbon fiber front and rear wing and even the new fuel filler cap is made out of carbon fiber. The modifications also include functional louvers for the front wings just like in the 650S GT3.

Motivation comes from the same biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine churning out an intriguing 666 horsepower (497 kW – 675 PS) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton meters) of torque, which make the MSO Carbon Series LT sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and max out at 203 mph (326 km/h). The limited run edition will be produced in just 25 units and as we can all imagine it has already been spoken for – even though production starts this fall and first deliveries are scheduled sometimes near the year’s end.