McLaren Special Operations hands us yet another special edition based on the 650S named the McLaren MSO HS. All 25 units were sold out and all of them were custom one-offs which means they were all priced differently.
The HS is blessed with a full carbon-fiber body kit, lightweight glass and a carbon fiber roof and hood. Moreover, the huge electronically-adjustable rear wing in the back made out of carbon fiber can replicate the McLaren P1 GTRs downforce levels of 484 lbs at 150 mph, with track and street settings. It can also act as an airbrake.
The McLaren MSO HS being a track car, was fitted with such wizardry like McLaren’s Track Telemetry system that includes; display of lap times, track maps, vehicle speed and information. This is all displayed on the center console display screen found in the middle similar to other McLaren models who have the system.
The engine is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 used in all McLarens with a power pump that gets it a bit higher in the food chain than the 650S. The numbers are 679-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. That’s 13-hp more, not much but enough to make it special according to McLaren. You also get the “MSO” badages scattered around with a gorgeous gloss carbon-fiber trim to offset the paint job.
Would you take this over the McLaren 675LT? Not that you would be able to purchase one anytime soon, but you could still appreciate the car and maybe grab one when it’s available on the used market. Although the British supercar manufacturer has been on a role lately, there is another marque people overlook and that’s Lotus!
Source: McLaren Automotive