The Art Of Paintwork
Special paint job on McLaren 720S Spider by MSO

The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team is not shy on showing their excellent customising skills. We have seen plenty of stunning one-off models coming from this division demonstrating their skills to its finest. This bespoke McLaren 720S Spider is no exception – each MSO example has its own specialty in terms technology and craftsmanship, and for this particular 720S Spider unveiled earlier on in the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren would like us to focus on the extraordinary tri-blend paintwork named Coriolis created using a special technique, so much that they recently created a short video for it.

It took 260 man hours to completed the tri-tone paint elements alone, with Cerulean Blue, Burton Blue and Abyss Black seamlessly blended over the newly developed Meteorite Grey body paint. The special colour scheme was designed to imitate the airflow over aerodynamic car when it’s moving. Therefore, the tri-tone elements can be found on key aerodynamic components, including the front splitter, air intakes, side panels, lower doors, door mirrors, rear bumper and the bottom of the active rear spoiler. The delicate paint job just demonstrates the level of detail MSO would cater for its clients and as one of the MSO team put it in the video, “Imagination is the only limiting factor.”