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Wednesday 7 December 2016
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McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept Heads to Pebble Beach

McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept Heads to Pebble Beach

Now this is a McLaren we’d like to take for a spin around the block. It’s the McLaren 570GT by MSO concept.

Simply put, McLaren gave its recently-introduced Sports Series 570GT, a new version of its 650s, to the craftsmen from its master bespoke MSO team and let them have at it.

The MSO team bathed the body in Elite ‘Pearl White’ paint and added deep gloss black accents to the wheels, side skirt, front and rear and door inserts.

One of the coolest features is a Electro-Chromic roof currently under development. Designed for the California heat, it adds a UV-protective interlayer and an electro-chromic film layer to the standard glass roof.  What it boils down to is essentially a smart glass sunroof with five different tint levels. You can adjust it using the touch-sensitive headlining.

mclaren 570gt

mclaren 570gt


Now let’s talk about the new titanium MSO Exhaust system. It’s rooted in the McLaren 675LT project and designed to deliver a richer, more characterful tone faster than the current standard exhaust does.

It’s a beauty, too.

Even the MSO Exhaust’s heat shields are finished in a golden titanium nitride tint, visible through the rear air ducts, which naturally change color to a blue/purple as the system heats and cools through its cycle.

mclaren 570gt

Inside, the MSO team gave it saddle tan leather interior. It features the MSO Defined Carbon Fiber Interior Pack. So the interior door inserts and tunnel sides are all finished in a rich gloss lacquer.

mclaren570gt

It goes without saying it comes with the 570GT’s power. It’s fitted with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 562-horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to a seven-speed automatic.  It can hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 204 mph.

The McLaren 570GT MSO concept will be on display this week at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

You can read more about the 570GT, which is built on a carbon fiber chassis, in our earlier post,

 

Photo Credit: McLaren