McLaren launches one-off 720S in Dubai

McLaren 720S Special edition

There are gold wheels, a (no doubt McLaren F1-inspired) 24-carat gold heatshield for the engine, smatterings of gold in the cabin, and our favourite bit, gold lettering on the wing. "It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one's ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone", are written in Arabic script and stylised to represent the Dubai skyline.

Another exclusive addition to the auto is the bespoke graphics on the rear spoiler: a stylised arabic phrase meant to resemble the Dubai skyline. Supposedly the process for customizing the one-off 720S took 120 hours, with the rear wing and its inscription taking almost 30.

The new owner of the MSO Bespoke McLaren 720S on display at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show will take delivery of the auto from McLaren Dubai when the show finishes. Bespoke commission, the 720S has been finished in a Zenith Black paint with a satin finish. The owner customized the vehicle with an MSO carbon fiber splitter, rear diffuser, intakes, door mirrors, roof, and bumper.

MSO crafted a bespoke satin black and gold McLaren 720S for Middle Eastern customer
MSO's '720S Dubai' Has The Coolest Rear Wing Ever Fitted To A McLaren

Speaking on the occasion, Andreas Bareis, Managing Director Middle East, Africa & Latin America for McLaren Automotive, said, "The quote from Bruce McLaren rings true not only of the history of McLaren, but also the achievements of the UAE and the Gulf states over the last four decades".

That's of course the kind of attention money can buy, along with a visit at McLaren Special Operations (MSO) who was tasked to deliver this exclusive take on the new arrival at the behest of a wealthy client. Some elements of the supercar is made from carbon fiber, including the steering wheel. The gearshift paddles and steering wheel gain a gold-coloured satin finish that's repeated on the inside of each door.

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