Bespoke colour scheme the product of 1000-hour project

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a very special example of its 675LT limited-edition supercar, sporting a unique colour scheme that pays homage to the McLaren F1 GTR 'Longtail'.

Finished in light blue, black and red, the MSO 675LT features 20-spoke alloy wheels finished in Dayglo Orange – a hue which continues through to the sill badges.

The livery is based on the colours worn by the McLaren F1 GTRs that competed in endurance racing during the 1990s – more specifically the 1997 Gulf-Davidoff GTC Team racer – and was created in agreement with Gulf Oil International Ltd. Other exterior upgrades include louvered front wings, a roof scoop, and carbon-fibre airbrake.

Inside, there's MSO Bespoke racing seats trimmed in Carbon Black Alcantara with contrasting orange and blue stitching – also featuring the owner's initials embroidered into the headrest – along with orange seatbelts, which are a special MSO orange.

"Creating a car like this unique McLaren 675LT, crafted to individual customer specification, is exactly the type of demanding commission that MSO Bespoke was formed to embrace," said Ansar Ali, managing director of McLaren Special Operations.

"Transforming the existing car from its original single colour paintwork to a tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ in Gulf Racing livery was incredibly demanding in its own right, but was only part of the brief; we also replaced numerous standard 675LT components with MSO parts and further personalised the car to clearly identify it with its owner, a service that an increasing number of MSO customers request."

Power comes from the familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 making 496kW of power and 700Nm of torque – McLaren claims the 0-100km/h sprint takes 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 330km/h.

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