Like other models in the series you have the option of adding a number of components from McLaren Special Operations (MSO). This division is increasingly contributing to the company’s revenue increases.
MSO is "probably one of the most interesting and exciting parts of our business", says South African Jolyon Nash, the company’s sales and marketing boss. The division also looks after 40 F1 and P1 models from around the world.
Talking of the famous F1, its designer and another South African, Gordon Murray, was present to chat to the crowds on the McLaren stand at Goodwood. Murray was also racing up the hill over the weekend in the first car he built in Durban, a 1967 IGM-Ford.
While the focus for the company at Goodwood was on its sports cars and history, with a number of its racing cars from over the decades also taking to the hill, there was one other model which attracted attention.
This one had no chance of reaching 100km/h, unless it was on the back of a flatbed truck though.
The car in question was a McLaren 720S made entirely of Lego bricks in the brand’s traditional McLaren orange. It might not be something everyone will get excited about, but we thought it was rather cool as we placed one small Lego brick on the bonnet to make our contribution to its construction.
What’s next for McLaren? Well, it plans to be producing its maximum 5,000 units per year by the end of the decade. This will include the replacement for the P1 in its Ultimate Series line-up. Codenamed the BP23, it is due to be revealed in 2019 and there are many who will eagerly anticipate its arrival.