McLaren Special Operations Puts Its Spin on the 570GT

MSO gets its hands on the latest 570.

Automotive
2,306 Hypes 0 Comments

IF the 570GT was the most luxurious and refined McLaren to date when it debuted earlier this year, then this is perhaps the pinnacle of all vehicles to come from the British supercar manufacturer to date. Behold, the 570GT by MSO Concept.

As the name implies, the newest 570GT sees McLaren’s own Special Operations imprint getting its paws on the vehicle and the results are stunning. Set for a debut at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (on the famed 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course, no less), the MSO creation — as you might expect — one-ups the original a bit, adding the likes of an Electro-Chromic Roof (one that can be adjusted from a near-translucent to a deep, dark tint for added privacy), “Pearl White” paint scheme and a “Piano Black” package that adds a deep black gloss finish to the wheels, side skirts, inserts and interior. Furthermore, carbon fiber decorates the sills while a new MSO exhaust system weighs in at 30% less than the stock option thanks to titanium construction in place of the usual steel. (And it doesn’t hurt that the system delivers a progressively richer, badass tone as the revs rise.) And, as if that weren’t enough, the exhaust’s heat shields are finished in a golden titanium nitride that naturally changes color to a blueish purple as it heats and cools.

MSO doesn’t skimp on the interior, either. Inside, tan saddle leather appears throughout and is joined by an integrated 12-speaker hi-fi system from Bowers and Wilkins. Carbon fiber is even added to the mix for a little interior/exterior harmony while rich gloss lacquer further complements the bespoke nature of the concept.

As far as performance goes, the 570GT’s 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 M838TE engine remains intact and offers 562 hp along with 443 lb-ft of torque. The car also sees a reduction in spring rate stiffness in both the front and rear — 15 and 10 percent, respectively — while independent adaptive dampers can be dynamically adjusted through a trio of settings. The electro-hydraulic steering system even offers a two percent reduced ratio to smooth out inputs from the driver at high speeds. And what kind of speeds are we talking about here? Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

McLaren Unveils the Fastest Two-Seater It Has Ever Built
Automotive

McLaren Unveils the Fastest Two-Seater It Has Ever Built

The Sabre carries a staggering 824 horsepower.

McLaren Unleashes 720S Race Car by Breaking All the Rules With GT3X
Automotive

McLaren Unleashes 720S Race Car by Breaking All the Rules With GT3X

The unrestricted, track-only GT3X ditches motorsport rules in favor of pure performance.

This Is the First-Ever McLaren P1, and It Could Be Yours
Automotive

This Is the First-Ever McLaren P1, and It Could Be Yours

No. 1 of 375 units produced for customers now lands at Silverstone Auctions.


Kia's Stinger GT Sport Saloon Returns to Take on the German Giants
Automotive

Kia's Stinger GT Sport Saloon Returns to Take on the German Giants

The top-spec model packs a 368 HP twin-turbo V6 and AWD, while all models come with an aggressive new exterior and a luxe interior.

This Upscale, Modern Home From Australia Boasts Perfect Geometry
Design

This Upscale, Modern Home From Australia Boasts Perfect Geometry

Designed to have the look and feel of your very own private resort.

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Imagines the Oppression of the Mechanically Augmented in 2029
Gaming

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Imagines the Oppression of the Mechanically Augmented in 2029

“You can’t kill progress.”

032c Workshop Is One of the Retail Spaces to Offer 'The Life of Pablo' Merchandise
Fashion

032c Workshop Is One of the Retail Spaces to Offer 'The Life of Pablo' Merchandise

Anyone have a spare ticket to Berlin?

T.I. & Young Thug Team up Again for New Track, "Bobby Womack"
Music

T.I. & Young Thug Team up Again for New Track, "Bobby Womack"

As we wait for ‘Jeffery.’

Behind the Mask: The Untold Story of Anonymity in Streetwear
Fashion 

Behind the Mask: The Untold Story of Anonymity in Streetwear

Read why Maison Margiela, Sk8thing and the like fall for the face piece.


'Chronos' Taps Sinn for an Exclusive Version of the 240
Fashion

'Chronos' Taps Sinn for an Exclusive Version of the 240

The timepiece publication gets its very own 240.

salvy; Highlights Modish Casual Wear for the 2017 Spring/Summer Season
Fashion

salvy; Highlights Modish Casual Wear for the 2017 Spring/Summer Season

Loose-fitting garments made from high quality Japanese fabrics.

Another Look at the adidas NMD R1 "Core Black"
Footwear

Another Look at the adidas NMD R1 "Core Black"

Let the hype continue.

Uber's Self-Driving Fleet of Vehicles Are Ready to Hit the Streets
Automotive

Uber's Self-Driving Fleet of Vehicles Are Ready to Hit the Streets

Take a free ride in Uber’s driverless Volvo’s this August.

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Hyper Cobalt" Is Just Over a Week Away
Footwear

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Hyper Cobalt" Is Just Over a Week Away

The old Ben Gordon PE is finally hitting NSW shelves worldwide.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.