With two one-off works of art, a McLaren 675LT Spider and McLaren P1, the British marque plans to make its mark an exclamation point at the Geneva International Motor Show, from March 3 through 13. Both bespoke automobiles will be part of the largest presence (which includes a new stand and location) that McLaren has ever had at any such exhibition.
With only 500 examples made (and all spoken for), the 675LT Spider races to 204 mph and can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Spawning that speed is its 666 hp, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with 516 ft lbs of torque. The unique speedster to be displayed demonstrates the customization possible from the McLaren Special Operations team. The ceramic grey sensation is dressed out in more carbon-fiber than its standard counterparts, with the material comprising the car’s retractable hard top (saving 2.2 pounds of weight) that can be operated while the car is moving at up to 19 mph. Also finished in visual carbon fiber are the front and rear bumpers, the louvers on the front fenders, the “longtail” airbrake, the end plates, sided skirts, and side intakes.
Inside, flash is added to the dash with all knobs on the Active Dynamics Panel finished in McLaren’s Solis gold (found solely on this model spider) and complemented by black Alcantara-trimmed racing seats stitched in Xenon yellow. Bling is even bestowed on the visible engine bay with a 24-karat-gold heat shield that encompasses the titanium exhaust system.
With a total of 375 examples of the McLaren P1 ever produced, the one-of-a-kind eye candy set to be showcased boasts a visual carbon-fiber body highlighting a weave that has been hand-laid in the manufacturer’s Lio Blue lacquer. Blue is also the go-to for the contrast stitching on the carbon-black, Alcantara-trimmed seats. And as with the spider, the exhaust heat shield also shines in 24-karat gold. But all the posh does not sacrifice power as the hybrid Hercules (fit with both a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine and an electric motor) reins in 903 horses, hurtles the car from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and grants a top speed of 217 mph.
Along with its two standout stand-alones at the show will be the McLaren 650S GT3 racer and another as-yet-to-be-announced addition to the line. (cars.mclaren.com)