McLaren Automotive unveiled an exclusive 650S project bespoke to the Middle East, as the covers came off the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO. The 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 has been developed by McLaren Special Operations – the division of the company responsible for bespoke craftsmanship – and is available exclusively for Middle East customers.
‘Al Sahara’ translates from the Arabic for desert, and the crisp pearlescent white gold paintwork has a subtle shimmer, inspired by the golden sands that form such a distinctive part of the Middle Eastern landscape. This unique paint finish is achieved through the addition of 24 carat gold particles. The precious metal, associated with opulence and luxury throughout the region has an atomic number of 79.
Power comes from the multi-award-winning mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine. Performance and economy figures remain unchanged, with zero to 62mph (100km/h) reached in 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 204 mph (329km/h), while achieving 24.2mpg (EU combined) cycle and CO2 emissions of 275g/km.
The McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO has a retail price of 1,456,308 AED ($396,500). For full features or more details about this product visit www.mclaren.com