McLaren Special Operations 650S. Back to black

McLaren Special Operations unveils the 650S Coupe concept.

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This, if you were wondering, is what happens when you cross a 650S Coupe with the McLaren Special Operations program. The new concept is a rolling design study being used during the supercar’s Chinese tour.

In operation since the mid-1990s (though originally named F1 Customer Care), McLaren Special Operations showcases the bespoke designed and engineering updates available for the company’s current sport, super and hypercar model line-up. For the 650S – the new ‘not replacing the 12C but, oops, wouldn’t you know it, it did anyway’ supercar from Woking – the company has gone all out with its new design study. Updates include a carbon fibre front splitter and air intakes, unique MSO side blades and rear diffuser, and a metallic Agrigan Black paint finish so sinister that Bruce Wayne’s signature could probably be found in the wheel arches. To complete the look, special satin black finished lightweight ‘650S’ alloy wheels and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres have also been fitted.

Prices for the new one-off design study have yet to be announced, so we can’t say with any degree of accuracy exactly how empty your wallet would be after purchasing this particular Gothic concept. Put it this way though, the side blades and rear diffuser will set you back $8600 and $12,200 respectively. Ouch!

And in further good news, the MSP upgrade is also available for the 12C. That is unless seething owners will still admit to owning one…

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