Jose Altoveros / McLaren | June 07, 2018 09:18
It took McLaren over 1,000 hours to complete this unique 675LT
McLaren Special Operations, more commonly called MSO, has been producing some special McLaren models for quite some time. These vehicles may be limited-run special edition models or unique one-off models. The latest vehicle to come from MSO is one of the latter, and sports a famous livery which is also a tribute to the one of McLaren's past race cars.
This unique 675LT was commisioned by the owner to don the famous Gulf Racing livery. Though other manufacturers have also worn the iconic baby blue-orange colors, it is special to McLaren as it was first applied on the McLaren F1 GTR 'Longtail' racecars of the Gulf-Davidoff GTC team in 1996 and 1997. To cut the story short, the team managed to secure a GT1 class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997.
To build this special 675LT, it took McLaren over 1,000 hours to complete. Around 800 hours were spent specifically on the paintwork, which included the airbrushing. The theme doesn't stop with the paint as the wheels have also been colored Dayglo Orange. This LT is also fitted with special MSO parts such as the front arch louvers, carbon fiber rear wing, and roof scoop. The only thing missing would be the sponsorship logos.
The interior also got the Gulf livery treatment. There are flashes of blue and orange all-over the interior. Initials of the owner have also been embroidered in blue on the MSO bespoke seats, which are upholstered in Alcantara. Completeing the make over are orange seat belts.
Power output from the twin-turbo V8 remains the same. It still produces 675 PS and 700Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Here's to hoping more cars begin wearing classic racing liveries.