The New McLaren MSO 650S With Forged Wheels, Carbon Fiber, and More!


One of the newest entries into the supercar scene is the McLaren 650S. The supercar effectively replaces the McLaren MP4-12C but is based on the car and uses about 25-percent of the same parts. Still, the new 650S offers up some breathtaking performance and is more dynamic and advanced than ever before. The British supercar has been making the rounds at auto shows around the world and to celebrate, the special operations division at McLaren, MSO has redesigned the supercar with all sorts of new performance oriented upgrades and styling additions. Everything from the new lightweight forged wheels to the additional carbon fiber aerodynamics, and even the special paint work together to make the McLaren MSO 650S a truly unique supercar to behold for drivers.

The one off design concept showcases some of the new upgrades that will be available in the McLaren 12C and 650S range. The entire car is covered in a special Agrigan Black paint that has red metallic paint flakes sprinkled in so that it reflects a different color when exposed to light to create a unique two tone color scheme. To contrast this, the new forged wheels wear a different finish along with many of the newly added carbon fiber parts.

Aerodynamics was a priority with the new MSO 650S so engineers designed new matte finished carbon fiber parts for the supercar. Up front, a new front splitter was installed to generate downforce while new carbon fiber air intakes help to redirect air into the front radiators and brakes. New carbon fiber side blades act as skirts and run between the front and rear forged wheels to redirect air away from the body and into the rear engine and brake cooling ducts. A new bumper takes its shape from the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racing program and has a more aggressive style to it. Beneath the bumper is a new diffuser while a large carbon fiber adjustable wing sits atop to generate massive amounts of downforce on the rear axle.

In addition to all of the new aerodynamics, the McLaren engineers also gave the chassis and engine bay some love as well. The factory set of forged wheels were replaced with even lighter models with a satin black finish. The engine bay where the 3.8 liter, twin turbocharged V-8 engine sits was given some new goodies in the form of carbon fiber panels and covers to reflect its athletic and sporty nature.

Inside, the upgrades continue with new seating, leather furnishings, and even button finishes.