On its third year running, McLaren Automotive once again returned to Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille and presented the new McLaren 570GT by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Concept in Pacific Blue. And for this year's Concept-Cars Parade, the automaker has been paired with Jean-Paul Gaultier, an avant-garde fashion house.
With a wide selection of the MSO Defined options combined together as a single concept, they were able to create the first vehicle in Europe to feature such specification.
Starting with its exterior that features an MSO’s Piano Black finish on the side skirts, door inserts, and trim around the front and rear. The gloss-lacquered MSO Defined option continued to its interior. And instead of using the usual satin lacquer for the carbon fiber interior components, a shiny lacquer was used.
In addition to this, MSO Defined has engineered an exhaust manufactured from titanium making it 30-percent lighter than the standard ones finished with heat shields in a golden titanium nitride tint, which naturally changes color to a blue and purple as the system heats and cools through its cycle which can be seen through the cooling grids.
Providing power to the rear wheels is the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that cranks out 570 PS at 7500 rpm along with 600 Nm of torque available between 5000 – 6500 rpm. The engine is then mated to a 7-speed Sequential Shift Gearbox (SSG). 0 – 100 km/h comes in at 3.4 seconds while its top speed is rated at 328 km/h.