As if the McLaren MP4-12C isn't special enough already, a meaner-looking and more muscular version has surfaced: the MP4-12C HS, or High Sport.

Prepped by McLaren Special Operations, the MP4-12C HS wears an improved aero package that borrows heavily from the MP4-12C GT3 racer. The car has a new nose, rear bumper, enlarged vents, bigger diffuser and a modified rear wing, as well as new wheels. The aero tweaks result in better intercooler performance, and the boost from the twin turbos is dialed up to deliver an extra 75 horsepower over the standard car's 592.

Only five examples will reportedly be built of this particular special edition. One has already gone to the crown prince of Bahrain and another to McLaren chairman Ron Dennis. So don't expect to see one of these rounding a corner near you, but you can check it out in the video after the jump.

UPDATE: McLaren informs us that, contrary to circulating reports, the respective heads of McLaren and Bahrain have not, in fact, taken delivery of MP4-12C High Sport editions.

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