Car News 18 Aug 2016

Introducing the 679bhp McLaren MSO HS

McLaren has unveiled the latest model in the Super Series range, the MSO HS. The new model is based on a 675LT but has been tweaked to be lighter and more powerful.

The MSO HS has been commissioned and developed by the Special Operations division of McLaren. The new model will have performance similar to that of the P1 hypercar.

The car runs on a tweaked version of McLarens M838TL 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which now produces an increased 679bhp and 516lb ft of torque. MSO have added a new hand-polished titanium exhaust system with a cross muffler to improve gas flow.

The MSO division have given the HS a bespoke aerodynamic bodykit, increasing downforce to 220kg at 150mph. The new model receives a new carbonfibre front splitter and bumper, roof air scoop and dive planes. The side skirts and side intakes are composed of carbonfibre to save weight. The large carbonfibre rear wing is inspired by the P1 GTR and has electronically adjustable settings.

Each cabin will be unique to the buyer, as McLaren pulls out all-the-stops with bespoke customisation. The cabin is offered in lightweight Alcantara trim with contrasting stitching as standard, however heavier Nappa leather is optional. The car receives carbonfibre racing seats and race harnesses. The upgraded infotainment system comes with McLaren’s Track Telemetry package and 3 cameras that relay track running data.

Only 25 examples of the MSO HS will be produced by McLaren. Performance statistics are yet to be released and the pricing will vary for each car dependent on the level of customisation.

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