A Black and Gold McLaren 720S has been created by McLaren Special Operations as a one-off special for the Dubai Motor Show, inspired by Bruce McLaren.
The Dubai Motor Show has a lot of glitz and gloss, so with nothing actually new to show McLaren is instead displaying a one-off customer commission 720S built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
The 720S MSO gets a satin black paint job complete with gold bits splashed across both the exterior and interior, including an F1-inspired 24-carat gold engine heat shield.
It also gets a carbon fibre exterior upgrade with front splitter and air intakes, rear bumper and roof panel titivated, along with a carbon fibre rear diffuser, door mirror arms, rear aero bridge deck and engine cover.
Inside it’s black leather and Alcantara with carbon fibre sills, fascia and steering wheel as extras, satin gold gearshift paddles, centre band on the steering wheel and pin-striping. There’s also a gold-colour applique on the door inners.
The final touch is a unique rear wing which has a quote from McLaren founder Bruce McLaren on it: “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone”.
Andreas Bareis, McLaren’s Marketing Manager for the region. said:
The quote from Bruce McLaren rings true not only of the history of McLaren, but also the achievements of the UAE and the Gulf states over the last four decades.
The UAE and the region are very important to McLaren, not only in terms of our client base, but also because of the support from our shareholders. This car pays tribute to that.
The new owner will take delivery of his Black and Gold 720S as soon as the Dubai Motor Show finishes.