Bespoke McLaren recreates Gulf Racing F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ livery for 675LT

McLaren’s Woking HQ-based bespoke tailoring division, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) just finished a road-going homage to the iconic F1 GTR in the form of a bespoke 675LT, wearing the famous Gulf-Davidoff racing livery along with personalised and bespoke features to its customer’s brief.

This unique 675LT project, which was undertaken with the agreement of Gulf Oil International Ltd to use its famous racing livery pale blue and orange colours, occupied more than 1,000 hours of MSO’s time, with the paintwork alone including airbrushing accounted for 800 hours of that total. The result is this stunning bespoke livery.

“Creating a car like this unique McLaren 675LT, crafted to individual customer specification, is exactly the type of demanding commission that MSO Bespoke was formed to embrace,” stated MSO director, Ansar Ali. “Transforming the existing car from its original single color paintwork to a tribute to the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ in Gulf Racing livery was incredibly demanding in its own right, but was only part of the brief; we also replaced numerous standard 675LT components with MSO parts and further personalized the car to clearly identify it with its owner, a service that an increasing number of MSO customers request.”

The striking Gulf Racing exterior colour scheme of this personalised MSO Bespoke commission 675LT is a tribute to the 1997 Gulf-Davidoff GTC team McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’. A bespoke cabin finish, 20-spoke wheels in Dayglo Orange. Other features include the louvered front wings, roof scoop upgrade and carbon fiber airbrake all with body color paint.

In a straight line, the twin-turbocharged McLaren 675LT producing 675PS (666bhp) and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque. The 675LT accelerates 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 2.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 205mph.