McLaren showed up to the Pebble beach Concours d’Elégance in July 2011 with the announcement of its McLaren Special Operation Program - a program that would offer their customers the chance to customize their MP4-12C in any way they desire. The first model to receive the special treatment was an MP4-12C in a Volcano Orange exterior finish and now we have the second model to don the changes. The second MP4-12C to receive these modifications is called the High Sport and features exterior and interior updates, as well as an extra 75 HP.
Clearly, the exterior benefited from the exquisite orange paint finish, but it also received a new rear bumper with rear vents inspired from the MP4-12C GT3 race car, an extended diffuser, and a modified active rear wing. The MP4-12C also received a redesigned front nose in order to maximize downforce. The extra 75 HP was achieved by increasing the airflow to the turbo intercoolers.
The McLaren MP4-12C High Sport is limited to only 5 units and is now available in Miami dealerships. McLaren hasn’t announced pricing for these special edition units, but expect to pay an extra 50%, at least, over the car’s standard price of about $230,000.
UPDATE 08/30/12: Another YouTube video of the McLaren MP4-12C has surfaced, only this time, the recorder - YouTube user DTRockstar1 - managed to give us a comprehensive walk-around of the ultra-limited British supercar. Check it out after the jump!
UPDATE 03/05/2012: McLaren has released the official photos of the uber limited MP4-12C. Only five models of this special edition McLaren supercar have been made so if you had any dreams of owning one, you’re going to be left out because all five have already been spoken for. Photos come courtesy of McLaren Special Operations’ official photographer, Tomirri Photography.
Hit the jump to watch a video of the McLaren MP4-12C High Sport.
Walk-Around of the MP4-12C High Sport