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Top Gear Philippines Philippine Car News - McLaren bespoke department create 650S Coupe Concept

McLaren Automotive's customization arm, McLaren Special Operations, has revealed that it has created a 650S Coupe Concept, "a showcase of the MSO-designed and -engineered upgrades available for the 650S Coupe and 650S Spider."

According to MSO, the 650S Coupe Concept features an array of bespoke features like a newly designed carbon-fiber diffuser and MSO-branded carbon-fiber blades.

The car is finished in Agrigan Black, which is a metallic black paint developed in-house that has a deep ruby red metallic flake and exhibits "a dramatic color change in direct sunlight." This supposedly contrasts with the satin-finished carbon-fiber highlights like the prominent front splitter, air intakes, side blades, and rear diffuser.

Besides the satin finish, the side blades also have a more aggressive profile as it improves airflow along the edges of the bodywork to further optimize its aerodynamic efficiency. At the rear, the GT3-inspired rear bumper has a carbon-fiber center section, while the airbrake is also made of the same lightweight material.

Even the engine bay didn’t escape the satin finish since the 650S Coupe Concept sports satin-black engine covers. All carbon-fiber parts also supposedly come with the satin finish as well.

The carbon-fiber element continues in the cabin with fixed-back racing seats that are based on the lightweight design found in the McLaren P1 and are not only 15kg lighter than the standard seats but also position the occupants lower in the car. Also, the satin carbon-fiber highlights are repeated here and are further enhanced by contrasting gloss-black finish on the switchgear and bezels.

MSO added that the styling upgrades offered for the 650S Coupe and the 650S Spider can also be fitted to the now-defunct MP4-12C.


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