McLaren wows Geneva with bespoke 341km/h Spider

Special paint job showcases the flair of McLaren Special Operations

07 March 2019 - 13:50 By AFP Relaxnews
The specially built 720S Spider is spectacular. The tri-colour paint job alone took more than 260 hours of painstaking work.
The specially built 720S Spider is spectacular. The tri-colour paint job alone took more than 260 hours of painstaking work.
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The McLaren stand at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland features an exceptional bespoke version of the firm's 720S Spider, showcasing the flair of the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) customisation division.

This supercar features the same 530kW 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering 0-100km/h acceleration in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 341km/h (with the roof closed).

The model on McLaren's Geneva stand – the 720S Spider by MSO – stands out with its Coriolis tri-tone blend of paints. Fusing three colours (cerulean blue, burton blue and abyss black), the finish accentuates the various features of the vehicle's aerodynamic design. Technicians in the McLaren customisation department spent more than 260 hours completing just the tri-tone paint elements. The finish is applied to individual body panels to emulate the flow of air over the aerodynamic body while the car is moving.

Visitors to the Swiss show can also see the British car maker’s 772kW Speedtail hypercar, capable of topping 400km/h. All 106 models produced have already been snapped up.


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