McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the car maker’s customisation team, has created a bespoke paint technique known as Spectrum – a multi-shade colour scheme that will be offered exclusively on the 750S.
Available in Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Orange and Spectrum Grey, the stunning multi-tone paint finish uses separate shades of colour to create a tonal shift defined by precision craftsmanship.
To the naked eye, the close bunching of colours produces an illusion of light to dark within each individual stripe, which in turn gives a sense of speed and acceleration, even when the 750S is stationary.
“The Spectrum theme takes what we can do at McLaren to the next level,” MSO director Michael McDonagh said.
“A huge degree of attention and accuracy is required to ensure the lines of the Spectrum are completely sympathetic to the surface of the 750S’s incredible bodywork, and the new techniques we’ve developed to achieve this are a perfect match for the 750’s wide-ranging technical advances.”
The colourways are able to be combined with further MSO bespoke personalisation, including vibrantly coloured leather trim, a dedication plaque and extended visual carbon fibre door sills that feature hand-painted Spectrum graded effect MSO logos.
The first three themes are only the beginning, with Spectrum able to be specified in unique colourways. That will require the formulation of new paints that blend just the right amount of light and dark tone to create a coherent shift in colour.
There is no fixed formula, instead every Spectrum theme demands bespoke mixes of these blends to achieve the desired outcome. Consideration of the shut lines and intricate aerodynamic sculpting of the dihedral doors presents its own challenges too.
At the rear of the car, the Spectrum theme incorporates a visual acknowledgement of the popular Velocity theme, also offered by MSO. The seventh paint shade is not a solid stripe, but a gentle Velocity fade that wraps around the back of the 750S.
The Blue theme grades from Spectrum Blue to Metallic Aurora Blue, the Orange theme begins with Spectrum Orange and builds to a rich potent Gamma Red Metallic and the Grey variant shifts from Spectrum Grey to Metallic Meteorite Grey.
As a final flourish, the underside of the active rear wing can be finished in a contrasting colour. For more information on the McLaren 750S, or customisation options from the MSO team, contact your local McLaren dealer.