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May 16, 2023

Formula 1 Star Lando Norris Collects His Personalized McLaren 765LT Spider

What were you driving when you were 23 years old? Well, if you’re Formula 1 star Lando Norris, who drives high-performance machinery for a living, you could imagine it’ll be something rather special. In his case, Lando, who happens to also be racing for the McLaren F1 team collected his personalized McLaren 765LT Spider.

Norris went to the McLaren Production Center in Woking, England to collect his car personalized by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The 23-year-old chose a specification heavily influenced by his personal branding.

The MSO Lando Norris 1 of 1 is instantly recognizable by its Gloss Blue Tint Visual Carbon Fiber exterior with contrasting Satin Visual Carbon Fiber details.

The distinctive exterior finish of Lando’s 765LT is complemented by Satin Black wheels and is contrasted by Lando Yellow brake calipers, the same color used for Lando’s own four stripe Graphic – reflecting his race number – which appears above the right-side eye socket and under the active rear wing, the latter feature visible only during high-downforce deployment. The wing also features MSO branding in Gloss Blue Tint Visual Carbon Fiber on a Satin Carbon Fiber insert on its upper surface.

Other external features include all three Carbon Fiber Exterior Upgrade Packs, which incorporates the front splitter, front fenders & rear Diffuser, air intakes, side Skirts and door Mirrors. The roof cover and rear aero bridge are also finished in Carbon Fiber as well. The exterior is finished with carbon fiber hood adorned with a dark chrome McLaren badge. In addition, the Stealth Pack adds a discreet finish to the rear wing mechanism and the titanium exhaust’s signature quad-exit.

The interior continues Lando’s color scheme, which is visible from the outside when the Retractable Hard Top – featuring a glass Electrochromic Roof - is lowered. The Carbon Fiber Racing Seats are trimmed in Navy Blue with Napier Stitching. In addition, the head rests are embroidered with Lando’s personal initial ‘LN4’ branding. There are also Navy Blue Alcantara and Napier Stitching highlights on the door and dash trim and the door appliques have a painted white pinstripe.

There are additional hidden interior features, most noticeably the Dark Tint Carbon Union Flag Sill with Lando Graphic visible when opening the doors. Below the custom steering wheel with a blue tint carbon fade, 12 o’clock marker in white and Lando Yellow graphic, is custom floor mats with the LN4 branding and Napier Stitching. Even the pedals are now finished in anodized blue. The distractive interior is completed with a unique MSO Dedication Plaque confirming it as an exclusive commission by Lando.

The personalization is complete with the key fob finished in Gloss Blue Tint Visual Carbon Fiber with Lando Graphic.

The McLaren 765LT is the latest car to carry the hallowed Longtail name, which was first associated with the legendary McLaren F1 GTR in 1997. The 765LT is powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine developing 765 horsepower and 800Nm, delivering a blistering acceleration time of 0 to 200 km/h in just seven seconds. Astonishing levels of driver engagement, ultralight weight and sophisticated track-developed suspension contribute to a thrilling driving experience.

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