McLaren to showcase carbon fiber-intensive P1, 675LT Spider

The carbon fiber version of the McLaren P1 will make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

McLaren Automotive (Woking, UK) is ready to show off some special designs from its McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team during the Geneva Motor Show. The carbon fiber version of the McLaren P1 will make its first public appearance at the show. MSO has also created a modified version of the 675LT Spider that will make its first public appearance at the show after selling out in weeks. They will line up alongside the recently-confirmed 650S GT3 racing car and a still to be announced addition to the Sports Series family on Stand 6040, Hall 6.

The McLaren P1TM by MSO, one of the 375 road legal versions produced, is presented with a full visual carbon fiber body which has been hand-laid, with a bespoke ‘Lio Blue’ tinted lacquer. Other key upgrades completed by MSO include a gloss black finish to the wheels, an extensive retrim of the interior with carbon black Alcantara and contrasting blue stitching, and a 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield in an homage to the McLaren F1.

Also making its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show is the 675LT Spider, which is limited to only 500 examples worldwide and is already sold out. The team at MSO has developed a one-off example of the track-honed Spider finished in ceramic grey from the MSO Defined range with even more use of carbon fiber than the standard model. The satin carbon fiber retractable hardtop and tonneau can be operated at speeds up to 25mph and saves 1kg, while the front wings include carbon fiber louvres. The ‘Longtail’ Airbrake is finished in body color on the upper surface with the lower plane shows the natural carbon fiber weave, while the aerodynamic front bumper end plates, side skirts, side intakes and rear bumper are also finished in visual carbon. A pair of black Alcantara trimmed racing seats include contrasting Xenon Yellow contrast stitch with the rotary Handling and Powertrain controls on the Active Dynamics Panel finished in Solis, a unique color to the 675LT Spider. The gold detailing is also visible through the exposed engine bay with a 24-carat gold heatshield around the titanium exhaust system.