MSO presents the McLaren Speedtail Albert as a tribute to the development prototype of the hybrid hypercar.
McLaren’s MSO department has a patent on special design projects, but this Albert baptized Speedtail still stands out. This special version was commissioned by an American McLaren dealer from Beverly Hills to pay tribute to the MVY-02, the prototype used by the British sports car manufacturer during the development of the hybrid hypercar.
That MVY-02 carried the headlights of the 720S and was used for twelve months to perfect the McLaren Speedtail. The engineers fondly referred to Albert. A reference to Albert Drive in Woking, the place where the Speedtail was designed. And to the legendary F1, also preceded by a prototype that the engineers called Albert at the time.
The McLaren Speedtail Albert by MSO, as this creation is officially called, is dressed in the partially camouflaged outfit of the prototype. The hybrid hypercar’s body combines Magnesium Silver and Ueno Grey. The first paint shade is a nod to the color that the McLaren F1 wore when it made its official debut at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1992, the second color to the McLaren F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995. . It eventually took MSO twelve weeks to put the special livery on the 1,050 hp strong, 403 km / h fast and in an edition of 108 pieces built Speedtail.