MSO’s One-Off McLaren 720S Raises $650,000 For Charity

A bespoke McLaren 720S was auctioned for charity at the Naples Winter Wine Festival, raising $650,000 for the Naples Children and Education Foundation.

Created by McLaren Special Operations, the one-off 720S is finished in an MSO-exclusive Nerello Red over a Saddle Brown leather interior. The paint was named after the Nerello Mascalese grape that grows in the Mascali area of Castaia, Sicily.

Other unique features include the extensive use of carbon fiber inside and out, a custom leather steering wheel with Carbon Black leather grips and a dedication plate that marks the special commission of the British supercar.

“The McLaren 720S is an extraordinary vehicle – in fact demand exceeds supply, which makes it even more exciting for us to be able to offer this MSO 720S to the winning bidder, who will be able to take delivery immediately,” said Tony Joseph, President of McLaren North America.

“The work done by the Naples Children & Education Foundation to help transform the lives of children is so important and we are honored to donate a vehicle to this cause,” he added.

The powertrain of the one-off 720S remains unchanged, meaning a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 710hp and 568lb-ft of torque. 0-60mph takes 2.8 seconds while 0-124mph comes in a blistering 7.8 seconds.

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  • gor134

    Funny how a ZR1 sold for $955,000, yet this beautiful piece of art only sold for $650,000

    • LWOAP

      Ford GT sold for 2.5 million I believe.

      • Michelin

        La Ferrari Aperta nr. 501 in charity auction sold for 10 times the price of the 720s!!!

        • Six_Tymes

          as it should

    • I think there are few reasons. First it was sold at car auction, The ZR1 from GT is sold at auctions with media giving them buzz with auction. This one is at some wine festival, and we haven’t heard the news yet.

      Secondly is that the ZR1 is the first example to ever sold, that adds to collectible and pedigree. Compared to special paint by MSO.

      Nevertheless I hope the charity would be benefited by this. That is more important.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It was the first one.

  • Zandit75

    The 720s just doesn’t work for me. Compared to McLaren’s other cars, this is the ugly ducking of the range.
    That front 3/4 view shows off the weird hip line to perfection, making this car look like its had its roof ripped off, and another car is underneath it like one of those Russian Matryoshka dolls.

    • LWOAP

      I’d like to introduce you to the Senna.

      • Zandit75

        Are you talking about it being uglier than a 720S?
        Yes, I would agree, but it’s still a 720S underneath, so is ugly by association!

    • gor134

      Looks much nicer in person, trust me.

      • Six_Tymes

        i hope so, because the head light design is atrocious.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Love the colours!

  • Ermal Morina

    Love it

  • fabri99

    I love the colour and I love the car, but they just don’t work well together.

  • Bash

    Well, I like the color combo.

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