Retired Formula One driver Jenson Button has just taken delivery of a new MSO 675LT Spider. MSO stands for McLaren Special Operations. McLaren Beverly Hills has announced about the delivery of the vehicle on social media.
Last year, the Brit drove McLaren-Honda in the Formula One world championship. Even though he has retired from one of the world's fastest sport, he still has a soft spot for high-performance cars.
Jenson already has a McLaren P1, a no-nonsense hypercar which is able to rip the tarmac with its earth-crushing performance. The MSO 675LT Spider will please him on the days when he wants a break from driving a 904bhp hybrid hypercar.
The ‘LT' in the 675LT stands for ‘Longtail' and was originally applied to the F1 GTR race cars of the 90s. The Spider employs the same twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the 675LT coupe, which churns out 666bhp at 7,100rpm and 700Nm of torque.
The powerplant propels the supercar from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and 0-200km/h sprint time is 8.1 seconds. The car has a top speed of 326km/h.
The supercar seems to remain in US for Jenson's personal use. MSO has made a special finish, embellished by black alloy wheels with a five-spoke design for this particular model. The high-performance brake calipers are also painted black.
Last year, Jenson didn't have a great time in his McLaren-Honda in F1 and the 2009 champion ended the season in 15th place in the standings. Currently, he serves as a test driver and a reserve drive for McLaren-Honda F1 team.