McLaren Special Operations reveals limited edition MSO Carbon Series LT

McLaren Special Operations reveals limited edition MSO Carbon Series LT

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McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has announced the creation of the MSO Carbon Series LT. Strictly limited to 25 units globally – all already sold – and based on the 675LT Spider, the Carbon Series LT has been produced in response to requests from McLaren customers captivated by the visual carbon fibre bodied McLaren P1 displayed recently at the International Geneva Motor Show.

As with the 675LT Spider, the front bumper with larger splitter and end plates, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, lower side intakes, rear bodyside lower, rear fenders, rear deck, rear bumper, diffuser and ‘Longtail’ Airbrake are all carbon fibre but with a gloss finish. In addition, the MSO Carbon Series LT is fitted with a gloss finished carbon-fibre electrically retractable roof and tonneau, A-pillars, bonnet and rear deck, side blades, complete front and rear wings, and fuel filler flap. The McLaren Track Telemetry pack, which includes three track cameras, is fitted as standard equipment. The front wings also feature GT3-inspired functional louvres.

In total, the MSO Carbon Series LT features around 40-percent additional carbon-fibre parts over the standard car, requiring significant additional development work by the team of MSO craftsmen. It is therefore not possible to retro-fit the gloss carbon fibre body to an already ordered 675LT Spider and the 25 units supplement the previously announced 500 editions of the standard car that sold out in weeks after the car’s debut on December 4, 2015.


Under the gloss carbon-fibre skin of the MSO Carbon Series LT sits the heavily-revised 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 powertrain from its Coupé sibling. The power output and torque figures remain unchanged, with 666 hp delivered at 7,100rpm and 700 Nm available between 5,000-6,500rpm. The changes to the powertrain saw more than 50-percent of the components replaced to ensure optimised levels of power, torque and drivability. These include new, more efficient turbos, detail design changes to the cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, new camshaft and lightweight connecting rods, and a faster-flowing fuel pump and delivery system.

Acceleration from 0-100 kph takes 2.9 seconds, and 200 kph is achieved in 8.1 seconds. Controlled torque delivery in first gear manages torque to 600 Nm to ensure maximum acceleration, and minimising wheel slip. Top speed is 326 kph.

Production of the MSO Carbon Series LT begins this autumn with first deliveries expected before the end of 2016. Expect a few to show up in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries.

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  1. Love those rims!!

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