THE SPECTACULAR 720S SPIDER BY MCLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONSDate: 2019-03-07
Mclaren's Special Operations department showcase their sublime 720S Spider.
Those blue bits? Well, they're there to 'mimic airflow' over the Mclaren's rather pretty Meteorite Grey surface. They're so chuffed with themselves in fact that McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Chief Designer, Darryl Scriven, said; "Aerodynamic innovation is such an integral part of the 720S Spider that using this new paint design to highlight areas that work hard to manage how air flows over the car – literally how the car ‘breathes’ – was the natural approach to take. This is a car that truly merges artistry with the science of aerodynamics.”
MSO didn't just pour the closest tin of paint into the wind tunnel and hope for the best though. If you look closely, you'll notice that the colour is actually made up of multiple shades and, apparently, took 260 hours to apply. Officially called Coriolis, it's a trifecta of Cerulean Blue, Burton Blue, and Abyss Black and was applied using a very specific method to achieve the stunning look you see in the gallery above.
There are extra carbon fibre bits of trim here and there and the unique 10-spoke alloys are finished in a gloss black.
It's not just pretty on the outside, this bespoke McLaren 720S Spider is special on the inside too with Burton Blue Alcantara accents splashed around the new leather and gloss carbon fibre interior.
Revealed at the Geneva motor show, this stunning example is a showcase of what the MSO specialists can do if you're willing to splash extra cash, either when purchasing your new car or if you're getting bored with the one you already have.