McLaren Automotive, proud of its UK roots, has presented a special color to celebrate the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The “Platinum Jubilee” shade was created by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and will be available to customers for next year.
The new silver paint was on display at the McLaren Artura, with a “Elizabeth II” platinum badge matching a single color replacing McLaren’s own symbol on the front bonnet. The badge created by MSO using a bespoke tool and press is not for sale, so it will only exist in this one-off version of the plug-in hybrid supercar.
See also: Bruno Senna takes McLaren Artura to the lap of the new Miami F1 circuit
McLaren has teamed up with its partner company, AkzoNobel, which specializes in coatings to create the most suitable metallic pigment combinations for new paints. They analyzed different lighting conditions and came up with the final platinum composition formula after eight days of durability and application testing by MSO’s own paint developers.
Ansar Ali, managing director of McLaren Special Operations, said: This special paint, which will be available for customers to choose from next year, will be a fitting tribute to mark this historic milestone. “
McLaren chose this day to honor his majesty, on May 12, 2004, he signed the front page of the guestbook and opened the McLaren Technology Center (MTC) in Oaking. Last year, McLaren sold its iconic Walking headquarters for £ 170 million, but it remained on the premises as part of a 20-year lease.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in Britain, having been crowned for seven decades. Over the years he has been seen driving or driving in many UK-built vehicles donated by Range Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Daimler and Jaguar. Her Majesty has not yet received a McLaren, but in the (unlikely) event she decides to place an order in the future, we know which will be her favorite color.