McLaren Unveils ‘Elizabeth II’ Supercar & New Platinum Paint To Honor The Queen
By Alexa Heah, 16 May 2022
Countless brands have jumped on the bandwagon of releasing special edition items in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this year (a royal Barbie, anyone?) and, now, British automaker McLaren is hoping to cut through the crowd with speed—by creating a one-off Artura supercar in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70-year-long reign.
Interestingly, the Queen was the one to open the McLaren Technology Centre headquarters 18 years ago, and now, the same facility is honoring her not only with a limited edition supercar, but also a ‘Platinum Jubilee’ paint color to match a special ‘Elizabeth II’ platinum badge crafted by McLaren Special Operations, the brand’s in-house bespoke division, both of which are displayed on the car.
According to the automaker, it tapped on coating partner AkzoNobel to analyze different lighting conditions the vehicle would appear in to come up with the most suitable metallic pigment for the vehicle, resulting in a shiny platinum shade that took eight days to complete.
Fans of the brand-new color will be able to select it on future purchases, so you can say you’ve got a matching paint work as the Queen of England.
“It has been an honor for MSO to create a new platinum paint in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year,” said Ansar Ali, Managing Director of McLaren Special Operations.
“This special paint, which will be available for customers to select for years to come, will be a fitting tribute to mark this historic milestone,” he added.
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