A leaked image of a special McLaren supercar appeared on McLarenLife forum yesterday. Everyone thought it was the rumored 688 HS, including us. Well, as it turns out, it isn’t the 688 HS and it’s in fact a specially commissioned model built by MSO.
Autocar did some digging around and got to know from an insider source that McLaren will build 25 examples of the MSO HS. It apparently won’t enter series production.
The Mclaren MSO HS is a heavily modified version of the 675LT Super Series coupe. It’s 40 kg lighter than the 675LT and is slightly more powerful as well. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the MSO HS makes 679 hp and features revised aerodynamics. It uses a P1-style active rear wing for additional downforce.
We expect the McLaren MSO HS to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show next month. More details of this special model will available soon. So, keep watching this space.
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