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MSO showcases 650S Coupe Concept in China

Team OD  | Updated: April 29, 2014, 11:00 AM IST

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has released images of its 650S Coupe Concept. MSO is the custom division of supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive. This concept will be displayed all across China and is made to showcase the design and engineering upgrades which are present for the 650S coupe and spider variants.

Mclaren MSO 650S concept coupeThe concept is finished in a special 'Agrigan black' metallic paint with deep Ruby Red metallic flakes

The concept is finished in a special 'Agrigan black' metallic paint which has been developed by McLaren and has a deep ruby red metallic flake. This when exposed to sunlight compliments the satin finished carbon-fibre elements that have been widely used in both, the exterior and interior. The coupe comes with a bespoke carbon fibre- rear diffuser, MSO branded side blades and engine covers. Lightweight alloy wheels finished in satin black colour and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres complete the exterior changes.

Mclaren MSO 650S concept coupe rearThe coupe comes with bespoke carbon fibre- rear diffuser, MSO branded side blades, and engine covers

Step inside and you will see carbon fibre present everywhere but with a smooth satin finish. The switchgear and other elements add to the all-black look with a gloss-black finish. The carbon fibre racing seats have been derived from the P1 and the the company claims they offer superb body support while offering weight savings of 15kg.

Mclaren MSO 650S concept coupe centre consoleThe switchgear and other elements add to the all-black look with a gloss-black finish

The upgrades which are showcased in this concept not only improve the looks factor of the car but also its efficiency. Case in point is the side blades which increase airflow efficiency along the bodywork thus improving aerodynamics.

The MSO side blades and rear diffusers are available at McLaren outlets with a retail price of 5,114 pounds and 7,245 pounds respectively. These unique upgrades are also compatible with the McLaren 12C supercar. MSO may also turn this concept in to production reality depending on the response that is garnered by this model.


?Unique design concept shown ahead of China tour ?Bespoke upgrades developed by MSO offer optimised aerodynamic performance and more dramatic appearance ?Range of new styling options available for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider many of which can also be fitted to the previous 12C models McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has released images of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept – a showcase of the MSO designed and engineered upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider, the latest models to join to the McLaren Automotive range. The model is being shown throughout China over the coming weeks and includes an array of bespoke MSO features, including a newly designed carbon fibre rear diffuser and MSO-branded carbon fibre side blades. The striking MSO 650S Coupe Concept has a stealth-like, menacing appearence, with subtle upgrades made to the exterior bodywork and within the driver-focused cabin. The MSO 650S Coupe Concept is finished in 'Agrigan Black', which is a metallic black paint specially developed in-house with a deep ruby red metallic flake. This paint effect gives the exterior bodywork a dramatic colour change in direct sunlight, contrasting with the extensive use of satin-finished carbon fibre highlights. The lightweight carbon fibre accents, including the prominent front splitter and air intakes, are complemented by bespoke MSO carbon fibre side blades and the unique MSO ear diffuser. The MSO branded side blades are a more aggressive, full length, interpretation of the door blades seen on the 650S Coupe and Spider models. Finished in satin, they offer increased improvements to the airflow along the edges of the bodywork, further optimising aerodynamic efficiency. At the rear, the GT3-inspired rear bumper features a carbon fibre centre section, and the lightweight material carries through to the carbon fibre airbrake and unique MSO rear diffuser. The engine bay has been further enhanced with satin black engine covers and a satin finish to all carbon fibre parts. The purposeful exterior look of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept is finished with the addition of a set of special satin black finished lightweight '650S' alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres. Inside the cockpit, the one-off design showcase is fitted with the fixed-back carbon fibre racing seats, based on the lightweight design found in the McLaren P1™, finished in carbon black leather. The seats position the occupants lower in the car and provide superb levels of upper and lower body support, while offering a weight saving of 15kg. Satin carbon fibre features extensively throughout the cabin, which is further enhanced by the switchgear and bezels that are finished in contrasting gloss black. The MSO 650S Coupe Concept is presented as a one-off design study, and MSO is monitoring reaction regarding any potential production examples. The MSO side blades and rear diffuser are available to order now from McLaren retailers, priced at £5,114 and £7,245 respectively for a new 650S. These styling upgrades can also be fitted to the 12C. Ends

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