This Might Be the Best Looking McLaren 675LT Yet

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Building a McLaren 675LT is already special, but this project took over 1,000 hours from McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

One customer reached out to MSO for a truly bespoke McLaren 675LT, opting for a Gulf Racing exterior color scheme that pays tribute to the 1997 Gulf-Davidoff GTC team McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. The project was undertaken with agreement from Gulf Oil International Ltd., to ensure its famous livery could be used. The British automaker said the paintwork, including airbrushing, accounted for 800 hours of labor.

Further accenting the Gulf Racing theme are 20-inch wheels finished in Dayglo Orange. The bright orange shade can also be found on the sill badges that feature the customer’s initials. In addition, the 675LT has been fitted with louvered front wings, roof scoop upgrade, and carbon fiber airbrake – all featuring body color paint.

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The customization continues inside the cabin, with MSO Bespoke racing seats finished in Carbon Black Alcantara with orange and blue contrast stitching. Again, the initials of the owner can be found inside the cabin, this time embroidered in blue on the headrests. Minor accents include orange seat belts, Gulf Blue handling and powertrain bezels on the Active Dynamics Panel, and Gulf Orange vent bezel surrounds and stop/start surround.

“Creating a car like this unique McLaren 675LT, crafted to individual customer specification, is exactly the type of demanding commission that MSO Bespoke was formed to embrace,” explained Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations. “Transforming the existing car from its original single colour paintwork to a tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ in Gulf Racing livery was incredibly demanding in its own right, but was only part of the brief; we also replaced numerous standard 675LT components with MSO parts and further personalised the car to clearly identify it with its owner, a service that an increasing number of MSO customers request.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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