McLaren has revealed a special edition of the McLaren 650S Spider supercar, in which they even throw in a real gold paint finish. It will be sold exclusively to McLaren’s Middle Eastern clients.
McLaren 650S Spider Customizations Have Always Been Popular
Car customization has gained incredible popularity in recent years, especially in the Middle Eastern region, and the McLaren 650S Spider special edition promises to bring just that. Over 25% of all McLaren cars that ship out to the Middle East include at least one personalized element, and it has prompted even other car makers like Aston Martin, Bentley and Lamborghini to open divisions dedicated to bespoke customization.
McLaren 650S Spider Unveiled at Dubai Motor Show
McLaren chose to make the Dubai Motor Show the site for the McLaren 650S Spider unveiling, a part of their latest McLaren Special Operations project. The specific name of the car is McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO, and it will only be offered in the Middle East.
According to Paul Mackenzie, Executive Director of McLaren Special Operations, the special edition McLaren 650S Spider offered a good opportunity to showcase the rich history of the Middle East, part of which lies in the beauty of the desert that blankets the region. By combining luxury with McLaren’s craftsmanship and the beauty of the Middle East, the car maker has brought the new limited edition McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79. Al Sahara, which means ‘desert’ in Arabic, was chosen as the cars model name both as to fit the concept and in honor of the white gold paint it’s bathed in.
Special Edition McLaren 650S Spider Painted With Real Gold
The McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 uses real particles of 24-carat gold, which is honored in the ’79’ part of the model name, which is gold’s atomic number. This version of the McLaren 650S Spider also comes with a retracting roof and lightweight alloys in black finish, with carbon fiber in the side blades to five it an air of aggression.
McLaren 650S Spider Interior
The McLaren 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 has its switchgear and vents finished in dark gold, to contrast the white gold paint in the fascia and door panels. The sport seats come in black and almond white leather, and are electrically adjustable.
This special edition of the McLaren 650S Spider is sure to bring together classic McLaren hardware with a flair of the beauty of the Middle East, and buyers will surely be attracted to this combination.