MCLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS (MSO)
MSO traces its origins to before the foundation of McLaren Automotive and all the way back to the launch of the McLaren F1 in 1992. We were determined to offer owners of the world’s most special car a customer care programme as unique as the F1 itself. That meant a unique personalisation service for customers who wanted to tailor the F1 to their exact requirements, technicians who would literally travel around the world for service and maintenance, as well as the first application of modem-enabled diagnostics. We also discovered that, as cars changed hands, new owners wanted to personalise their F1 to their own tastes – so the F1 Customer Care programme catered to those needs, and began to offer bespoke upgrades as well.
UNIQUE. EXCULSIVE. ONE OF A KIND.
MSO Bespoke is our dream factory, dedicated to finding a way to say yes to almost any request. Your imagination really can be the only limiting factor. MSO was established to help our customers realize their dreams. MSO Bespoke sits at the very heart of that mission, offering an almost limitless level of customization. If you want it, and it’s possible, then we will do it.
Options range from choosing unique paint, trim and color options – we can color match anything you like – through to making far more substantive changes, even building a unique vehicle to your personal specification.
MSO Bespoke will work with you to create a car completely attuned to your tastes. Not only can we produce trim and upholstery in almost any colour you can imagine, but we also offer the widest choice of materials. Components can also be redesigned if required, or new functionality added.
The carbon fibre MonoCell that lies at the heart of every McLaren allows unprecedented freedom to make changes. It is possible to combine totally original bodywork with the core mechanical componentry and engineering purity of a McLaren - from an initial sketch to the road.
Our colour and trim team loves to be challenged, and are experts at delivering almost any colour you can think of, or suggesting colours that will complement anything you want to match. Components can also be presented in lacquered carbon fibre, with the ability to add colour to these, or even deliver bespoke weave patterns.
MSO’s expertise has also allowed us to create some ultra-exclusive limited-edition models.
MSO does not just offer upgrades to existing or new-build McLaren cars. It also produces its own ultra-exclusive models. MSO Limited is the part of the organization responsible for the design, engineering and production of small series special editions. These combine some of the more popular MSO styling and performance upgrades with bespoke enhancements tailored to the individual car. Every McLaren is created special, but MSO Limited models will always be among the most exclusive.
More than two decades after its introduction, MSO is still committed to offering factory standard care to the McLaren F1 as well as its successors.
Buyers of the McLaren F1 have always demanded the best, with the Customer Care Programme delivering factory standard servicing and repairs for their cars around the world. But soon after the F1 went on sale, it emerged that those who bought previously owned McLaren F1s also wanted the ability to make changes and upgrades to their cars, delivered to factory standards. MSO Heritage carries on the same work, delivering servicing and repairs and offering a range of upgrades and personalization, from repainting or retrimming to options like high-downforce body kits, regardless of where a car is based.
The team also offers a bespoke brokerage service to help prospective buyers. With an unparalleled technical knowledge of the F1, historic records dating back to the production of the cars and a strong relationship with current owners, MSO are perfectly positioned to find the right car for those interested in F1 ownership.