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Crown Jewels: McLaren MSO churns out 10 unique race-style 570S coupés

Crown Jewels: McLaren MSO churns out 10 unique race-style 570S coupés

McLaren's Special Operations (MSO) team has created a limited edition, racing inspired supercar based on the company's 570S. Each rear wing provides near 100 kilos of downforce and the roof snorkel - McLaren aficionados might know this as the "goose neck" first seen on the F1 GTR Longtail - optimizes the airflow for a more enhanced cabin experience.

On the outside, the new MSO X mirrors the appearance of the 570S GT4 as closely as possible and even comes finished in liveries inspired by the legendary F1 GTR endurance race cars.

McLaren has built a handful of road legal versions of its 570S GT4 race auto for a dealer in America. Among the fitted components here a large rear wing, carbon-fibre roof scoop, front dive planes, a titanium sports exhaust system, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and new bonnet. Extensive use of satin finish carbon fibre across the entire bodywork, including roof, bonnet, side skirts and engine cover, as well as a unique rear bumper with "cut-outs", helps to reduce weight.

Unveiled on Thursday, the cars draw their inspiration from the racing version of the 570S, the 570S GT4, though they're all fully street legal.

Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive's global sales and marketing boss, said that the MSO X illustrates the customisation on offer from the brand's MSO division.

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Inside, the MSO X cars are nearly as focused as the GT4 racers they emulate, with carbon-shell bucket seats that complement the exposed carbon-fibre chassis. Furthermore, the center tunnel storage has been removed and the center console is the same raised item you'd find in a 570S GT4.

There's a racing harness if you go on track but a three-point seatbelt for a trip to the shops.

Dealer principal, Pietro Frigerio, who commissioned the awesome motors just eight months ago, said: "The aim of this project was to have a serious track vehicle that could still be driven on the road and this finished project screams "race car" to the casual onlooker".

Speaking about the cars, Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive Executive Director, Global Sales and Marketing said, "The MSO X collection is the ideal example of the rich vein of bespoke service offered by McLaren Special Operations. To have the MSO X project go from renderings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last July to the 10 magnificent supercars that we handed over to our excited clients today, is nothing short of incredible".


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