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McLaren launches one-off 720S in Dubai

Bespoke supercar has a 24-carat gold engine bay

McLaren has unveiled a bespoke version of its 720S supercar at the Dubai International Motor Show. 

The one-off supercar was designed by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, reports Auto Express, and has been commissioned by an anonymous client based in Dubai. 

A “specially designed satin black coating” was developed for the exclusive vehicle, with gold highlights on the wheels and engine cover. 

A quote from former F1 driver and company founder Bruce McLaren is painted on the rear spoiler in Arabic, says Autocar, and reads: “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

MSO has also swapped out the car’s “front splitter, air intakes, rear bumper and roof with carbon-fibre units”, the magazine adds.

Inside, says Car magazine, the bespoke 720S gets more “splashes of gold” and carbon fibre, on the steering wheel and gear paddles, along with a plaque proclaiming the car to be just “1 of 1”.

In a further special touch, say Auto Express, the 720S gets 24-carat gold heat shielding in the engine bay - which could be a nod to the McLaren F1 supercar from the 1990s.

Power remains the same as the standard car, with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 710bhp and 568lb-ft of torque. 

McLaren has not revealed the price of the one-off supercar, but it is expected to have cost significantly more than the base car’s £208,600 price tag.

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