To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year in power, British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has developed a one-off version of the Artura supercar with a new paint job called “Platinum Jubilee” along with a custom badge at the front.
The one-off Artura was revealed on the 12th of May because the company’s global headquarters was officiated by the Queen herself 18 years from the date.
To start things off, the Silver Jubilee supercar came directly from McLaren’s in-house bespoke division known as McLaren Special Operations (MSO). To top things off, a commemorative badge was placed on the nose of the car. What sets this badge apart from the rest is that it does not say McLaren, but instead it spells out “Elizabeth II”.
During the process of making this badge, a set of bespoke tools and presses were made specifically to mould the badge. Partnered with AkzoNobel, MSO and McLaren’s advanced coating partner, analysed different lighting conditions just to find the perfect combination of metallic pigment. After this, the paint developers from MSO took another eight days to further refine and add finishing touches to the badge.
“It has been an honour for MSO to create a new platinum paint in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year,” MSO, Managing Director, Ansar Ali mentioned.
“This special paint, which will be available for customers to select for years to come, will be a fitting tribute to mark this historic milestone,” he added.
To recap, the McLaren Arturais the first-ever series production hybrid supercar from the English supercar maker that weighs just under1,500 kg. It is powered by a 3-litre V6 engine with 577 hp and 720 Nm paired with an electric motor that makes 94 hp and 225 Nm of torque. With all this power, the McLaren Artura is able to get from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and tops out at a speed of 330km/h.