The latest ultra-exclusive track-bruising McLaren wasn’t just expensive — it was only available to the 25 people McLaren approached. Those 25 folks talked with McLaren Special Operations and had a say in virtually every part of the car’s construction. Perhaps that might seem like overkill, especially to the folks McLaren didn’t ask, but to the people who own it, it’s likely going to be the star of their collection.
Underneath the exposed carbon engine cover sits a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 producing 678 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine breathes through reworked cylinder heads and an exhaust with a crossover muffler, designed to increased exhaust length.
Bringing the car to a halt before diving into a corner are the predictably good carbon ceramic brakes. Further helping the car in the corners is the massive rear wing, which adds another 485 pounds to the tail of the car at 150 mph, helping it stick to the ground at race-car speeds.
While limited production supercars seem to be filling headlines, and some courtrooms, it still excites us to see works of art that can also be thrown around a racetrack.