McLaren MSO HS Unveiled, 688 HP Beast Is Already Sold Out

McLaren’s Special Operations division has done it again, and it made a beast and named it after itself.
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Actually, its name is MSO HS, where “HS” stands for “High Sport,” a designation that was previously used for a limited edition of the MP4-12C. The model is based on the McLaren 650S, but the MSO HS is more than a body kit or performance package.

The Special Operations Division has fitted the car with a full carbon-fiber body kit, including roof and hood, while its windows were replaced with lighter glass. Further improvements were done to the braking system (carbon-ceramic brakes).

Furthermore, the rear wing comes with inspiration from the P1 GTR and is claimed to made a total downforce of 484 lbs (219.5 kg) at 150 mph (241 km/h), but you can electronically adjust it for use on the track or the street. It also works as an airbrake.

The lucky 25 clients that have already spoken for the entire production of this model will also get to enjoy the built-in Track Telemetry system, which is included as standard and supplies vital information to improve lap times, if you know how to “read” them.

The signature 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine has been bumped to 688 HP (or 677 ponies according to the American system) and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). The exhaust ports were polished by hand, and its peak torque is available between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm. It comes with 13 extra HP when compared to the 675 LT, while torque remains unchanged.

The 675 LT also has the McLaren Track Telemetry, so those with a 675 LT should not feel that bad if they did not get to buy one of these, and you can still compare track day data with your wealthy friends whenever you hang out.

Since the car has three cameras built in, you can also show how well you drove on the track in it, which is a cool feature for about any car with sporty ambitions.

This model is the ultimate of the Super Series from McLaren, and will surely be incredibly fast in the right hands. A newbie will be fast in one as well, but a certain level of experience and skill is required to handle this beast. The example in the photo gallery is the first of the lot.

McLaren has not released the full spec sheet of the MSO HS, as each car will be customized according to customer wishes. Furthermore, pricing information has not been revealed, as nobody can buy one anymore. Evidently, it was more expensive than the 675 LT, but we cannot know by what margin.


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