Sometimes a carefully considered choice of options might be the key to the success. If you do not share with us the same opinion then you probably haven’t heard of what this McLaren 570GT is offering. The GT version of the 570 - with its increased luggage space and slightly softer set-up relative to the 570S - is already a strong fantasy garage contender, but thanks to a splash of green paint, orange accents and Saddle Tan leather, we’re overcome with want for this particular example.
The reason for its existence? It’s a McLaren Special Operations (MSO) limited-edition model, designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’ (below). The XP GT was an homologation special featuring aero-friendly extended bodywork compared to the regular F1, and was followed up by three production models.This 570GT on the other hand - which is finished in the same lovely shade of green as the original Longtail prototype - will have a production run of six. All are already spoken for by buyers from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
In addition to a special numbered plaque, each of the cars have been treated to a range of range of “MSO Black” parts, including a front splitter, side skirts, a rear diffuser and a rear wing. The cars also have the ‘Upgrade Pack’ fitted, meaning each owner will be able to enjoy a front-end lift system, a rear-view camera (worthwhile, since you probably don’t want to be whacking that fancy MSO diffuser on anything), and a posh Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Mechanically nothing has been changed - it’s still packing the same mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, with 562bhp and 443lb ft of torque making 0-62mph possible in 3.4 seconds.