“Challenging the art of the possible to meet the most demanding customer requirements and then delivering beyond expectations…”Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing
A one-of-kind McLaren 720S made its public debut at the illustrious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. McLaren Special Operations crafted the unique McLaren 720S to the specification of entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael Fux. McLaren Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt, presented the car to Fux in Monterey, ahead of it being displayed on the ‘Concept Lawn’ on Concours. The exterior paint colour immediately identifies the car as being designed to order, a service available to all McLaren customers through McLaren Special Operations. Named ‘Fux Fuchsia’, the colour was created for Fux by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited and subsequently redeveloped by MSO. Fux will retain exclusive rights to its use on any other McLaren vehicle.
“Challenging the art of the possible to meet the most demanding customer requirements and then delivering beyond expectations are integral to the service that McLaren Special Operations offers,” commented Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing. “MSO provides McLaren owners with virtually limitless possibilities to tailor a car exactly to their needs and tastes; unique paint colours and finishes, custom leather and stitching and exotic materials are all available within a bespoke commission, while beyond this there are opportunities all the way up to complete vehicles designed to individual specification.”
The distinctive hue also features as a detail on the lightweight wheels, contrasting with the platinum finish of the alloy. Inside the car, door appliqués, a pinstripe on the steering wheel and even the rear-view mirror are all in body colour, providing highlights of fuchsia in a cabin that is otherwise resplendent from headlining to cup holder – and almost everything in between – in MSO Bespoke white leather with white stitching. White Alcantara® floor mats, again with white stitching, complete the theme.
In addition to the bespoke elements of the vehicle, the exhaust and window surrounds are in Stealth grey finish and carbon fibre components from the MSO Defined range have also been specified. These can be ordered on any McLaren, of any colour. Michael Fux is renowned as a collector of highly desirable, rare cars and has previously commissioned a McLaren 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in bespoke purple and a McLaren P1 in bespoke green.
As the car designation would suggest, the McLaren 720S is powered by a 720 metric horsepower (710 hp) 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. Its 7 Speed SSG transmission can translate that power into acceleration runs of 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed to 341 km/h or 212 mph. The 720S starts at $312,500, plus freight, PDI, taxes, etc. The 720S Luxury and 720S Performance models each start at $324,980. But one must be patient if one wants a 720S; all of the incoming cars are sold out but if you get your order in now, you can hope to see your car in the next 12 to 18 months.