Some people have a taste for obstructive and excessively loud colors, and this 720S is one of the better examples we’ve seen.

What happens when you cram thousands of wealthy people, heaps of amazing cars, and enough events to cover a whole week together? You get the greatest week of the year: the Monterey Car Week. You never know what you’re going to see. With auctions from names like Russo & Steele, Mecum, Gooding & Co., and RM Sotheby’s, there’s a massive guest list that includes some of the greatest cars ever built. But, over at Pebble Beach, things take a completely different turn, with this year bringing cars like the BMW Concept Z4 and Infiniti Prototype 9 into the mix with all of the classic cars. Meanwhile, McLaren has to make its own splash, and it’s doing so this year with a special one-off version of the 720S painted in one of the loudest and intriguing shades of purple that you’ll probably ever see on something with wheels.

The car in question was built by McLaren Special Operations to the exact specifications requested by Michael Fux. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he’s owned a number of collector cars that include a some special McLaren one-offs like a 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in yet another shade of purple, and even a McLaren P1 with an exclusive color of green that has only be used on that specific vehicle. Unlike some McLaren one-offs, this beauty features a bespoke paint color called “Fux Fuchsia” that was developed specifically for Fux by Rolls-Royce and then redeveloped for its application on the 720S by McLaren. So, with that in mind, don’t expect to get your hands on it, as our man Fux owns the exclusive rights to this specific hue – if that’s not exclusive, I don’t know what is. Keep reading to learn about what Mr. Fux requested from McLaren SVO.

Updated 08/21/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the sport car’s presentation at the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

One-Offs Are All About the Details

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The exterior has this amazing hue of purple that is loud, attractive, and – honestly – desirable.

So, as you can see, the exterior has this amazing hue of purple that is loud, attractive, and – honestly – desirable. But that’s not where the special treatment stopped with this specific 720S. There have, of course, been some carbon fiber exterior trim pieces added, because you can’t do a one-off McLaren without those, but Mr. Fux is a true collector, and it’s safe to assume that he understands that sometimes it’s about how you feel inside, not how the car looks on the outside.

That becomes even more evident when you look inside where you’ll small bits of Black Alcantara on the floor, dash, and headliner, but also a massive dose of bespoke MSO white leather with matching white stitching. Then you’ve got the white, Alcantara floor mats with white stitching that offset the dark Alcantara above and below. More importantly, however, is the body-color trim inside the car, which really ties the interior and exterior together in ways that only McLaren could pull off.

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There’s carbon fiber housing the infotainment display and various controls, and can also be spotted on the steering wheel and above the instrument cluster overhang.

You’ll find that the trim inserts on the door panels are finished in Fux Fuchsia, as is the rear view mirror and an elegant little stripe on the lower steering wheel spoke. There’s carbon fiber housing the infotainment display and various controls, and can also be spotted on the steering wheel and above the instrument cluster overhang. Now, you could argue that this isn’t much and that a few bits of purple inside don’t do much to make a car Bespoke, but the placement here is key. On top of that, the window trim outside, as well as the exhaust, is finished in a Stealth Grey to round out the entire package and stands out just right against that unique shade of purple.

Now, this is pretty much a visual-only package, so there are no engine upgrades to speak of – at least not that we know of, anyway. As such, it’s safe to assume that this 720S comes with the same motivation as the standard production model. That means there’s a 4.0-liter V-8 crammed under the rear deck and mated to a seven-speed SSG transmission. Power output should sit a 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, which will get this one-off up to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph.

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2018 Mclaren 720S Family Specs

McLaren 650S McLaren 675LT McLaren 720S
Engine 3.8-Liter V-8 Twin Turbo 3.8-Liter V-8 Twin Turbo 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8
Power 641 HP @ 7,250 RPM 666 HP @ 7,100 RPM 710 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Torque 500 LB-FT @ 6,000 RPM 516 LB-FT @ 5,500-6,500 RPM 568 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual Clutch Seven-Speed SSG 7 Speed SSG
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.0 seconds 2.9 seconds 2.8 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 8.4 seconds 7.9 seconds 7.8 seconds
Top Speed 207 mph 205 mph 212 mph
Weight 3,148 Lbs 2,927 Lbs 2,828 Lbs
Weight distribution (Front/Rear) 42.5%/57.5% 42.5%/57.5% TBA

It’s hard to imagine something going that fast will ripping through space and time with that shade of purple, huh? What do you think about this specific color or the car as a whole? Let us know in the comments section below.

References

McLaren 720S

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Read our full review on the McLaren 720S.

McLaren 720S Velocity

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Read our full review on the McLaren 720S Velocity.

Press release

A truly striking, one-of-kind McLaren 720S makes its public debut this weekend at the illustrious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. The Bespoke division of McLaren Special Operations crafted the unique McLaren supercar, to the specification of entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael Fux. McLaren Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt, presented the car to Mr Fux in Monterey, ahead of it being displayed on the ‘Concept Lawn’ on Concours Sunday,

The exterior paint colour immediately identifies the car as being designed to order, a service available to all McLaren customers through McLaren Special Operations. Named ‘Fux Fuchsia’, the colour was created for Mr Fux by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited and subsequently redeveloped by MSO; Mr Fux will retain exclusive rights to its use on any other McLaren vehicle.

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“Challenging the art of the possible to meet the most demanding customer requirements and then delivering beyond expectations are integral to the service that McLaren Special Operations offers,” commented Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing. “MSO provides McLaren owners with virtually limitless possibilities to tailor a car exactly to their needs and tastes; unique paint colours and finishes, custom leather and stitching and exotic materials are all available within a bespoke commission, while beyond this there are opportunities all the way up to complete vehicles designed to individual specification.”

The distinctive hue also features as a detail on the lightweight wheels, contrasting with the platinum finish of the alloy. Inside the car, door appliqués, a pinstripe on the steering wheel and even the rear-view mirror are all in body colour, providing highlights of fuchsia in a cabin that is otherwise resplendent from headlining to cup holder – and almost everything in between – in MSO Bespoke white leather with white stitching. White Alcantara® floor mats, again with white stitching, complete the theme.

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In addition to the bespoke elements of the vehicle, the exhaust and window surrounds are in Stealth grey finish and carbon fibre components from the MSO Defined range have also been specified. These can be ordered on any McLaren, of any colour.

Michael Fux is renowned as a collector of highly desirable, rare cars and has previously commissioned a McLaren 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in bespoke purple and a McLaren P1™ in bespoke green.

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