McLaren’s MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division has brought out some wonderful designs throughout the years, the favourite of which is the 720S Velocity. A car so striking, I cannot help but drool when I see it. The team has done again, this time with the comfort-based 570GT model.
What’s Special About It?
Well for starters, only six – that’s right, six – will made for those in the UK and Europe. The other special thing about this colour is the colour that adorns this 562bhp supercar – ‘XP Green’. No, that’s been inspired by an old Microsoft platform, it originates from the famous F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’ homologation model built in 1997.
The XP Green theme continues inside, as the Saddle Tan leather seats feature an XP Green insert running through the middle of them. This is complimented with stitching of the same colour stitching running its way all across the cabin. Like any special edition model, there is a special plaque to give the model number, which is located on the centre console tunnel.
Stepping back outside the car, you’ll find other exclusive design features including Saddle Tan aero pin-striping edging on the front aero blades, side skirts and rear diffusor. There is also a Saddle Tan stripe on each door which is accompanied with a tasteful Union Jack emblem finished in silver-grey. Completing the outside look are the MSO Black front splitter, door inserts, side air intakes, side skirts and rear bumper, diffuser and spoiler.
“Any McLaren is a very special vehicle, but we are also seeing an increasing number of buyers expressing a desire to personalise their cars with additional features and options as well as colour and trim choices outside of the core specification offered,” explained Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing.
“As well as making it possible for individual McLaren owners to have exactly the McLaren they want, McLaren Special Operations will continue to create limited-volume collections such as these six 570GT models in XP Green, to further extend customer choice.”
The 570GT XP Green will be going to owners in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and will come with a £21,000 premium on the standard model. This means that you’re looking at a price of £175,000 before any further options are added on.