Published on December 27th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


15 Of These McLaren Sabres Were Made Just For US Customers

McLaren Special Operations have just handed 15 customers in the USA their very own, very custom McLaren Sabre supercars.

The McLaren Sabre was designed and homologated for the American market but what’s really special about it is this:

It’s the most powerful non-hybrid, and fastest two-seater McLaren has ever produced. The figures are 824hp and 800Nm of torque and 351km/h.

BHP diesel

The McLaren Sabre was kept under wraps quite well, and apparently the 15 customers involved had a say in the design of the vehicle, though it’s not disclosed if each of the 15 cars had unique customisations for each owner. Perhaps these billionaires came to a consensus on certain things.

It’s possible these cars helped McLaren Automotive survive the impact of the pandemic. Times have been rather tough on the company this year.

Here’s the press release with more.


McLaren Sabre, an exclusive new McLaren Special Operations (MSO) bespoke commission hypercar, made its public debut. McLaren Beverly Hills will hand over the keys to the first of 15 customers to take delivery of the Sabre, with each customer having participated in the development process.

The McLaren Sabre is designed and homologated exclusively for the US market, stretching design, engineering and aerodynamic conventions to new limits.

Boasting the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren twin-turbo V8 engine to date, the Sabre has 824bhp and 590lb-ft of torque. A maximum speed of 218 mph makes it the fastest-ever two-seater McLaren.

The McLaren Sabre by MSO is the co-creation of its customers and McLaren Special Operations designers and engineers. There are just 15 examples, each tailored to exacting standards of personalization and – because the car has been homologated solely to US federal standards -featuring ideas and innovations that global homologation would not permit.

Earlier in Fall 2020, Sabre customers enjoyed a private test drive of a prototype version of their new car on track in Partnership with O’Gara Motorsport and McLaren Beverly Hills – but they have already experienced an immersive journey to get this far.

The Bespoke Commission customer experience includes a close working relationship with the MSO development team of designers, engineers and test drivers to ensure that the finished car would exactly match their desired and personalized concept.

The build process culminated with a highly exclusive and secret track day for customers, held at the O’Gara facility inside the Thermal Club Private Race Track. Each owner was allowed to drive a development car multiple times throughout the day, while being coached from the right seat.

After returning from the drive, owners were sat down in a private room to give direct feedback via video chat to the design and engineering team back in Woking.

About the Author

Written work on @subhashtag on instagram. Autophiles Malaysia on Youtube.

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑