You can see it in Scotland only!

Unveiled in 2017 as a replacement for the 650S, the McLaren 720S has already brought its aggressive design, luxurious interior, and beefed-up V-8 engine into showrooms. As it usually happens, McLaren began showcasing various custom models made by the MSO division, starting with the Velocity Theme unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Come August 2018, and the Brits launched two mode special editions, one of which is the Pacific Theme.

Commissioned by McLaren Special Operations for McLaren Glasgow from Scotland, the Pacific Theme was created alongside Track Theme, a second supercar that will go the company’s dealership in Manchester. Much like all MSO-created McLaren’s, Pacific Theme boasts unique color and trim with a focus on the 720S’s "sophisticated technical luxury." Let’s find out what sets it apart in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the McLaren 720S Pacific Theme.

What makes the McLaren 720S Pacific Theme special

  • Cerulian Blue paint
  • Estoril Blue side panels
  • Blue-tinted carbon-fiber
  • Blue accents inside the cabin
  • All-Alcantara interior
  • Standard drivetain
2018 McLaren 720S Pacific Theme Exterior
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The supercar boasts three different shades of blue, starting with the Cerulean Blue that covers most of the body

Not surprisingly, the Pacific Theme remains identical to the regular 720S on the outside, but it does stand out thanks to the special paint combo from MSO. The supercar boasts three different shades of blue, starting with the Cerulean Blue that covers most of the body. A light and bright hue, it’s inspired by the Pacific Ocean and helps the 720S stand out from every angle.

While most cars have black door inserts, this special-edition model was fitted with Estoril Blue elements. This paint is darker than the one used on the rest of the body, providing a striking contrast with the rest of the door and the fenders.

2018 McLaren 720S Pacific Theme Exterior
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The blue theme continues inside the cabin where the grey, Alcantara-wrapped sports seats have bright blue inserts

The third shade of blue is less visible, as it’s actually a tint for the exposed carbon-fiber parts. It’s called Cobalt Blue, and it’s really dark, but take a closer look at the car, and you’ll notice it on the front splitter and air intakes, mirror caps, rear diffuser, deck lid, rear bumper, engine cover, and roof. All these elements are also finished in exposed carbon-fiber.

McLaren went with a set of silver wheels and grey brake calipers for this model. Needless to say, silver works quite nicely with the bright Cerulian Blue.

The blue theme continues inside the cabin where the grey, Alcantara-wrapped sports seats have bright blue inserts and matching contrast stitching. There’s also a blue center mark on the steering wheel and a special plaque from MSO.

2018 McLaren 720S Pacific Theme Exterior
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The Pacific Theme carries over with the same twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine as the standard model

As usual, the drivetrain setup remains unchanged in MSO models, so the Pacific Theme carries over with the same twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. The mill is rated at 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, which makes it more powerful than competitors from Ferrari or Lamborghini. The power travels to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling the supercar to hit 62 mph from a standing start in 2.8 seconds. The sprint to 124 mph is achieved in 7.8 clicks, while top speed is rated at a mind-boggling 212 mph.

How much does it cost? Well, we don’t that, but with the 720S priced from $284,745, it’s safe to assume that an MSO build with similar specs will set you back at least $300,000.

Further reading

2018 McLaren 720S High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

McLaren 720S Velocity Is The First MSO Special-Edition Super Series High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S Velocity.

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Press release

Two striking new design themes for the McLaren 720S have been brought to life as bespoke commissions by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The 720S Pacific Theme and the 720S Track Theme are from the same portfolio as the McLaren 720S Velocity Theme, a sensation of the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show and on display in the UK at the end of this month at ‘Salon Privé’ and the Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar event.

The McLaren 720S is available to order as standard in three specification levels, with the additional possibility of MSO Defined options or an MSO Bespoke Commission beyond this. Enhancing different aspects of the McLaren supercar’s core character, the Track Theme is painted in Anniversary White and unashamedly influenced by McLaren Formula 1 car, while the Pacific Theme draws on the sophisticated technical luxury of the 720S.

“The 720S is an exceptional car in every respect in standard form but there is always the potential to make it even more special with additional, individual, creative input, which is where McLaren Special Operations comes in,” commented Ansar Ali, Managing Director of McLaren Special Operations. “We were overwhelmed by the reaction to the 720S Velocity at its unveiling and to bring to life two more versions of the MSO 720S Themes portfolio further demonstrates that MSO can fulfil any request to ensure that a car perfectly meets a customer’s vision.”

The 720S Track Theme and 720S Pacific Theme follow their own respective design directions. Featuring unique colourways and trim, executed with signature MSO technical precision, each theme visually enhances the sculptural beauty, engineering purity and aerodynamic innovation that are the hallmarks of the McLaren 720S, a car recently recognised by the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards as the ‘Best of the Best’ in 2018.

The first 720S Track Theme has been comissioned by McLaren Manchester and is finished in Anniversary White – an MSO Bespoke exterior paint inspired by the championship-winning McLaren Formula 1 cars of the 80’s. The exterior is set-off by hand-painted detailing to bonnet, doors, rear quarter panels and airbrake in Carbon Black and McLaren’s Formula 1 colour from 2017, Tarroco Orange. Detailing in the same orange hue on the outer rim of the gloss black wheels and a Speedy Kiwi representation on the mirror casings complete the exterior enhancements.

All exterior and interior carbon fibre components have a satin finish, saving weight as well as reinforcing the authentic sporting intent. The cabin is trimmed in Jet Black Alcantara® with McLaren Orange contrast stitching. A titanium harness bar – typically 50% lighter than a steel version – is installed and can be fitted with a six-point harness for track use.

The 720S Pacific Theme by MSO was commissioned by McLaren Glasgow and delves into the blue of the world’s largest and deepest ocean for its inspiration. It is painted in Cerulean Blue, as featured on today’s McLaren Formula 1 car, with its door intakes finished in a darker Estoril Blue. The paintwork is enhanced by another proven MSO capability, namely the tinting of carbon fibre components and Cobalt Blue-tinted carbon is used on the roof, front splitter, air intakes, mirror casings, rear diffuser, rear deck and rear bumper and engine cover.

The interior of the 720S Pacific Theme features standard seats with bespoke blue inserts and contrast stitching. The finishing touch is a discreet blue centre band on the steering wheel. The personalisation of both cars is completed by MSO dedication plaques in the cabin, reinforcing their status as bespoke commissions from McLaren Special Operations.

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