If you’re in a realistic position to acquire a McLaren 620R supercar – which means you’re already capable of throwing down a million bucks and then some – your bona fides as a player in the world of expensive cars are already firmly laid down. Of course, that’s never enough for some of us. That’s why McLaren Automotive, part of a three-element speed conglomerate in Woking, Surrey, in the United Kingdom, is coming up with a special edition of the track-ready rocket specifically for buyers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The new MSO R Pack – it stands for McLaren Special Operations – includes a carbon-fiber roof scoop with a gloss finish, titanium exhaust exits, fender louvers and carbon-fiber interior trim fittings.
It’s not all visual, either, as McLaren claims the R Pack’s titanium exhaust will add five decibels to the 620R’s aural output, which ought to be considerable: The 620R’s M838TE twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, a direct knockoff of McLaren’s race engine, produces 610 horsepower, enough to boot the carbon fiber-chassis supercar from zero to 62.5 MPH – that’s 100 km/hr – in 2.9 seconds, with an advertised maximum velocity of 200 MPH flat.