The McLaren 750S Spectrum Theme by MSO

Spectrum painting procedure uses new-generation techniques McLaren Special Operations (MSO) developed to push the boundaries of craftsmanship.

The McLaren 750S Spectrum Theme by MSO Photos by McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive announces that the Spectrum Theme - a stunning new multi-tone paint finish developed and applied by world-class paint technicians at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), McLaren’s in-house bespoke personalization service - will be offered exclusively on the new 750S, McLaren’s lightest and most powerful series-production supercar.

Perfecting the Spectrum Theme required the development of new techniques that introduce a new generation of McLaren paint specialism, offering customers something truly unique and ground-breaking.

McLaren 750S Spectrum Blue by MSO

More technical than anything MSO has developed before, Spectrum Theme shares its philosophy with the far-reaching technological changes introduced on 750S. Separate shades of color create a tonal shift defined by precision craftsmanship; to the naked eye, the close bunching of colors produces an illusion of light to dark within each stripe, giving 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. 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 increasing complexity of what we can offer to customers, through themes like Spectrum, is testament to the incredible experience and expertise of our paint technicians at MSO.
Michael McDonagh, Director, McLaren Special Operations

McLaren 750S Spectrum gradient

Spectrum is presented in three variants - Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Grey, and Spectrum Orange - with the colorways able to be combined with further MSO bespoke personalization, including vibrantly colored leather trim, a customized dedication plaque, and extended visual carbon fiber door sills that feature hand-painted Spectrum graded effect MSO logos.

The Blue, Grey, and Orange themes are only the beginning; Spectrum can also be specified in unique colorways designed and delivered by MSO. The shades in the color spectrum require the formulation of new paints that blend just the right amount of light and dark tones to create a coherent shift in color. There is no fixed formula; every Spectrum Theme demands bespoke mixes of these blends to achieve the desired outcome.

The MSO badge under the rear wing

Considering the shut lines and intricate aerodynamic sculpting of the dihedral doors was a challenge for the MSO technicians placing the Spectrum lines. At the car's rear, Spectrum Theme incorporates a visual acknowledgment of the popular Velocity Theme 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. The Grey variant shifts from Spectrum Grey to Metallic Meteorite Grey. And as a final flourish, the underside of the Active Rear Wing of the 750S can be finished in a contrasting color.

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