McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is to show a one-off 570S at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later this month among a special selection of McLaren vehicles.
MSO will showcase some of the individualisation options available on the forthcoming 570S Coupé, the first model to join the McLaren Sports Series.
Two examples have been created. The first ‘by MSO’ version features the Mauvine Blue paint finish coupled with a bespoke interior finished in Carbon Black leather with co-ordinating detailing, carried through from the exterior colour. A second 570S Coupé, finished in Ventura Orange and fitted with a selection of styling details from the MSO Defined range of options, will appear on the Concept Lawn.
The core McLaren range, the Super Series, will be represented by two limited edition models. The 675LT is the lightest and most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the Super Series. Production of the coupé-only model is strictly limited to 500 examples worldwide all of which have now been assigned to customers. With a top speed of 330km/h (205mph), the 675LT accelerates to 100km/h (62mph) from standstill in 2.9 seconds, and hits 200km/h (124mph) in 7.9 seconds.
An even more exclusive 650S Le Mans has been created by MSO to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a famous victory at the iconic French endurance race. Limited to just 50 examples – all sold – it features design aspects taken from McLaren F1 GTR chassis #01R which took victory two decades ago.
A fully functioning roof-mounted ‘snorkel’ air intake, front wing louvres and lightweight alloy wheels are styled around the design of the iconic 1995 racer. In a change to the standard offering, which was finished in Sarthe Grey – inspired by the livery of the race-winning model – the car has been finished in the famous McLaren Orange, originally used by Bruce McLaren on his racers of the 1960s.
Completing the line up will be a 1996 F1 GTR. On loan from BMW North America who sponsored the car during its debut season, chassis #17R was campaigned by Team Bigazzi and competed at various races through the season including finishing eighth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The RM Auctions sale, which takes place during the Concours d’Elegance proceedings, will also see two of the most exclusive McLaren models ever produced going under the hammer – a P1 and the penultimate F1. The Volcano Red example of the limited edition P1 is one of just 375 models, while the 1998 F1, chassis #073, is in a highly sought-after specification with a number of ‘LM’ upgrades.