McLaren has unveiled a limited production series called the McLaren MSO HS, which is a Super Series model that’s essentially a beefed up 675LT. In the McLaren lineup, the MSO HS will slot just below the P1. Only 25 examples of this ultra-limited McLaren will be produced. Word has it that every unit has been spoken for.
At a glance, it just looks like a regular 675LT slapped with a body kit. However, the HS is not just a mere aesthetic enhancement exercise. MSO took the already track-focused 675LT, shed some weight, added more downforce and gave the engine a little rub.
MSO has managed to squeeze 688 hp and 700 Nm out from the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8, a good 13 hp more than the 675LT. No key performance figures have been revealed so far, but we can certainly expect it to outperform the 675LT’s 2.9-second century sprint time.
To complement the power gain, MSO features subtle revisions to the front bumper, side skirts and rear diffuser. The roof scoop comes as standard on the HS but MSO offers this as an option on the 675LT’s. Another not-so-subtle addition is the large P1-GTR inspired rear wing with HS lettering embossed to each side. Unlike the P1-GTR’s fixed wing, the HS has an active rear wing which acts as an air brake during hard braking. All these collectively produce 220kg of downforce at 240km/h.
The HS is also 15kg lighter, achieved through the use of a lighter windscreen, polycarbonate engine cover, forged titanium exhaust and carbon fibre seats taken from the P1. If you want the car to be lighter, choose Alcantara over leather upholstery. This saves an additional 3.5kg.
As every car is tailored by MSO, therefore no two HS will be identical to each other. Now that we have seen pictures of the HS, any 650S or 675LT owners planning a trip down to MSO?