The McLaren GT by MSO Experience Is Limited to Just Eight Cars

Last we heard about the British car market, some decidedly quirky things were happening there – a rock band (Coldplay's) members were set to talk about technology, touring, and kinetic dancefloors on a BMW podcast, for example.
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If you want something a little more in tune with the automotive industry – something with wheels, for example, we could tell you all about the special edition 6-in-1 Mulliner. That's not a car but a baby tricycle inspired by the Bentley Mulliner range aimed at bringing "unprecedented luxury for little ones." It comes complete with Mulliner wheels (replicas, of course), cross-patterned hand stitching, and even a "luxurious leather cushioned seat" plus a White Sand-painted frame!

As such, seeing that McLaren decided to offer a limited-edition MSO experience on its GT model is like a breath of fresh, normal car air. Unfortunately, the new series is exclusive to the United Kingdom, which is probably one of the main reasons why only eight customer vehicles will be produced. The McLaren GT by MSO has just four hues as color options, including one developed specifically for the special edition. In addition, there is also a Gloss Black roof, the Black pack, plus Gloss Black twin-spoke lightweight wheels.

The "four exquisite and highly limited production specifications for the McLaren GT" will be limited to just two cars each, all envisioned by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) design and materials team. In addition, the interiors are also unique and inspired by the brand's 60th anniversary and its overall British heritage – with a debossed 'Union Jack' flag design on the armrest and key fob, a new diamond-pattern quilted stitching in the body color on the seats, plus the MSO logo adorning the headrests.

The "striking and vibrant exterior paint colors" are all new on the McLaren GT and feature matching brake calipers - Cerulean Blue is an MSO Bespoke paint first seen on the McLaren P1, XP Green is a tribute to the iconic McLaren F1 car, more precisely he F1 XP GT 'Longtail' prototype from 1997 that was needed to homologate the latest evolution of the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning F1 GTR.

Additionally, Sarigan Quartz was the color of the Speedtail XP2, the development prototype used for the high-speed testing (250+ mph) at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and MSO also developed an entirely new hue for this UK-focused project: Cyber Yellow. The latter is a reworked version of the successful Volcano Yellow paint option featuring a bright, silver, and white sparkle effect due to a modified pearlescent coat.

All McLaren GT by MSO grand tourer cars also feature the MSO Black Pack as standard equipment: Gloss Black door mirror casings, exterior upper window surrounds, and exhaust finishers. "The GT remains a milestone car for McLaren, and GT by MSO is the perfect way to pay tribute to its position as the everyday McLaren for the UK," explained Nick Crossley, Market Director – United Kingdom, at McLaren Automotive.
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