McLaren P1 Gets Pebble Beach Debut 1

mclarenMcLaren’s Special Operations division has returned to Pebble Beach with specially made P1 and 650S Spider.

McLaren has released a statement saying they will unveil special editions of the P1 hypercar and MSO 650S Spider supercar at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California later this month.

Both supercar vehicles are the product of McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the special made division, which produces a full personalisation service for McLaren owners. MSO was officially launched at Pebble Beach three years ago. The special McLaren P1 was commissioned by a North American customer, and will be on display publicly for the first time. The P1 hypercar is set to feature a number of one-off features, such as an exclusive metallic Sterling Grey paint scheme, highlighted throughout by McLaren Orange accents.

The P1 can reach a top speed of 217mph, it features an aluminium and McLaren’s traditional orange trim throughout the hypercar. The bodywork is really something to admire, it is finished with an exclusive shade of grey paint and punctuated by further orange accents.

At the rear of the P1 it is fitted with 24 carat gold heat shields around the engine bay and exhaust. The gold heat shield is also used on the McLaren F1 due to it being able to withstand extreme heat.

Similar to the current McLaren Formula 1 car, the P1 also exploits its reflective and heat resilient properties. With a dark body colour and a satin nickel finished stealth pack. McLaren orange appears again on the center console, whilst satin-nickel can be found on the air vents to echo the exhaust design. Additional tailored additions are seen inside the hypercar in the magnificent form of carbon fibre and Alcantara.

MSO will also seize the opportunity to display what is a unique 650S Spider at Pebble Beach. Designed with help from Mclaren’s design director Frank Stephenson and based on the MSO 650S, the roadster is one of 50 specially customised models, and features styling upgrades such as satin-finished carbon fibre.

The 650S Spider is Cerulean Blue, and gains chrome detailing for the exhaust and 10-spoke lightweight alloys. The seats have carbon black leather complimented by blue stitching, which makes it way onto the steering wheel, dash and doors. Completing the look are MSO-branded carbon fibre door sill panels, McLaren speedmark-embroidered headrests and a dedication plaque signed by Frank Stephenson.