Is This MSO-Modified McLaren 765LT Spider Good, Bad, Or Both?


How would you spec your fantasy McLaren 765LT Spider? Would you go loud, and deck it out in something reminiscent of the orange worn by McLaren’s legendary Can-Am racers in the early 1970s? Or would go for something moody and stealthy, opting to coat every surface in dark materials that exaggerated the Batmobile-like lines of McLaren’s 756 hp (765 PS) roadster?

Sticking with the Batman theme, we wonder if this particular 765LT was inspired by the villain, Harvey “Two-Face” Dent. It was recently completed by McLaren’s MSO special-ops team for stock trader Perry “PJ” Matlock, and its divided color scheme is sure to divide opinion.

The driver’s side of the twin-turbo supercar looks like pure evil, a shadowy blend of black paint and carbon trim, while the passenger’s side is coated in a spectacular pearl orange. But rather than simply blend one color into the other, MSO has created a black honeycomb effect that covers the center of the car both at the front and at the rear, including on the multi-position spoiler. And just to further complicate the build, the thickness of those hexagon shapes decreases the closer to the vehicle center-line you get.

There’s more orange and black inside, though the combination is more subtle. The bucket seats and door panels are black, but both feature just enough contrasting orange trim to add interest without looking too gaudy. And the interior pictures with the dihedral driver’s door raised also show the MSO logo on the carbon sill structure.

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The Instagram posts about the car from its owner, McLaren’s George Farquhar, and from the guy who took the shots, Houston-based photographer @washiesworld, don’t mention any mechanical upgrades, so we presume it’s running the stock engine and transmission. But when a car delivers 756 hp (765 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), and gets to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds straight out of the box, improving power and performance is unlikely to be a top priority. We’ve driven an LT Spyder and can definitely confirm it’s plenty fast enough.

What do you think of this unusual MSO design? And how would you spec your 765LT Spider? Leave a comment and let us know.


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