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McLaren unveils 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of Pebble Beach debut

Friday 19 August 2016, By AutoVolo

McLaren unveils 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of Pebble Beach debut

McLaren unveils 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of Pebble Beach debut

McLaren unveils 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of Pebble Beach debut

British sports car maker McLaren have released pictures of its 570GT by MSO Concept ahead of its official debut this Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

The concept is based on the current 570GT, but features additional features thanks to McLaren Special Operations division.

A titanium exhaust system has been added, which is said to deliver a “progressively richer and more characterful tone”, as well as being 30 per cent lighter than the standard unit.

The exhaust’s shields are finished in golden titanium nitrade, which means they change colour to a blue and purple shade as they heat up or cool down.

The exterior of the 570GT MSO is finished in a unique ‘Pearl White’ colour scheme, which incorporates a black trim package consisting of wheels, sideskirts and front and rear door inserts. These help give a visual distinction from the standard 570GT.

Also fitted is an Electro-Chromic Roof, which can be changed to five different points of transparency, giving drivers the option to make the roof completely clear or tinted – and shades in between.

Paul Mackenzie, executive director of McLaren Special Operations, said: “This is the second consecutive year that McLaren Special Operations has used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to demonstrate our capabilities on Sports Series cars.

“This year, closely following the reveal of the GT addition to the Sport Series family, we showcase the breadth of McLaren Special Operations personalisation work, this time focussing on bespoke engineering design and components.”

Although the 570GT MSO Concept has styling additions to separate it from the standard 570GT, the two share the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 562bhp, meaning that the performance is identical.

Though the standard 570GT costs from £154,000, prices for a production version of the 570GT by MSO Concept are yet to be released.