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Posted by Joseph Clement on 17 November, 2017

Positioned front and centre at McLaren’s display area at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show you will find a unique McLaren 720S supercar designed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

As a special plaque inside the car confirms the vehicle is a one of one MSO commission that finds itself right at home in Dubai one of the world’s best locations to spot exotic sports cars. This exclusive 720S is coated in Zenith Black paint with a satin finish, sports Gold-coloured alloy wheels, and a 24-carat gold engine heat shield.

McLaren 720S
Photo credit: McLaren Automotive

Inside the car, you will find gold-coloured components to match the gold theme expressed on the exterior of the car e.g. satin gold-painted extended gearshift paddles, a satin gold-coloured centre band to the steering wheel and pinstriping in the same hue to the spokes. As well as the gold touches this rare 720S has McLaren’s carbon fibre interior upgrade pack and plenty of black Alcantara & leather trim.

McLaren 720S
Photo credit: McLaren Automotive

A standout feature of this car is the unique rear wing that bears part of a famous quote by McLaren founder, Bruce McLaren: “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.” The quote is painted on the upper surface of the wing in gold Arabic lettering and apparently mirrors the Dubai city skyline.

McLaren claims that the bespoke features of the car added more than 120 hours to the production process, however, looking at the finished product I think it was well worth it. The owner will take delivery of the supercar once the motor show has finished and to say I’m jealous would be a huge understatement.