McLaren wanted to celebrate the first time that their three categories of cars (Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series) are offered on M. East and they presented the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO. This specific 650S Spider was developed by McLaren Special Operations and it has coloring and features, inspired by the style, culture and landscapes of the region.
The color of the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 is a very special pearlescent white where 24 carat gold flakes have been added to it, to resemble the “golden sand that creates the characteristic landscape of M. East”. Hence the name of the model. “Al Sahara” is the Arabic name of the Sahara desert while 79 is the atomic number of gold.
The McLaren 650S Al Sahara 79 features a removable roof and lightweight, forged alloy wheels in black. The vents on the side, the front splitter, the rear diffuser and the side skirts are made of carbon fiber while its interior, features leather in black and Almond White color with the “Al Sahara 79” theme continued on the steering wheel, center console and doors.
Mechanically, this specific 650S Spider is identical to the “simple” 650S. That means that it is equipped with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 650 hp with 678 Nm of torque, that enable it to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in three seconds and to have a top speed of 329 km/h. The price of the 650S Spider Al Sahara 79 by MSO starts from 1,456,308 AED.