McLaren 12C concept by MSO revealed

9 Dec, 2013 11:56am Jonathan Burn

McLaren Special Operations has unveiled a unique 12C concept, built to demonstrate what it’s capable of

McLaren has revealed a custom 12C supercar that has been designed and modified by its personalisation program - McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

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The one-off 12C is designed to showcase the ability of McLaren’s in-house modifiers, which features unique styling upgrades inside and out. Visually, you’ll notice a redesigned bonnet, revised front air intakes, a new roof scoop and a smattering of lightweight carbon fibre on the front and rear bumpers.

The wheel bolts on the new lightweight alloy wheel design along with the oil and water filler caps have also been crafted out of titanium to further reduce weight.

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Changes on the inside are as equally as dramatic, with a carbon fibre instrument cluster, white inserts on the steering wheel, centre console and dashboard and a new display signalling when a gear change is needed.

Launched back in 2011, MSO has already unveiled several modified versions of the 12C, including a High Sport edition – limited to only five models – and a unique X1, which was based around a 12C but featured radical new exterior.

Like McLaren, Ferrari also has personalisation program allowing customers to modify and tailor their cars to meet specific needs. Customers can request interior trim to be finished in particular fabrics or colours but all cars remain one-off special editions, priced accordingly by the manufacturers.