The newly introduced McLaren 570GT gets its first bespoke treatment in the form of a concept heavily outfitted by MSO, McLaren’s bespoke division created in 2011 to give McLaren owners a further way to personalize their cars.
MSO (McLaren Special Operations) has a wide variety of product and services offerings (five in all), ranging from cosmetic treatments and component upgrades (MSO Defined), up to advanced driver training on the world’s most famous racing circuits (MSO Programmes).
Other offerings include MSO Bespoke (almost unlimited personalization, including unique colour choices and some unique material and bodywork treatments), MSO Limited (which makes special editions of McLaren cars) and MSO Heritage (which services and upgrades all McLaren products to make sure McLaren owners always high quality upgrades for their cars).
Unveiled at the Concours Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille in Chantilly, Picardie, France (north-east of Paris), the McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept was shown in the parade of concept cars, paired with avant-garde fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier.
It features a wide selection of MSO Defined options, including the Pacific Blue exterior paint, heavily lacquered carbon fibre interior trim pieces and Piano Black glossed exterior pieces such as side skirts, door inserts, and front and rear fascias.
The car also features an MSO Defined titanium exhaust — functionally, it is lighter by 30% from the standard fitment; esthetically, it features golden titanium nitride tinted heat shields that can be seen to change colour (to blue and purple as the system heats and cools) through the car’s cooling grids.
The new McLaren 570GT is driven by a mid-rear mounted twin turbo 3.8-litre V-8 (which makes 562 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque), sending power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.