The McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division is virtually just as busy as the automaker itself, because they’ve just finished yet another new project – a collection of cars designed as a tribute to a racing homologation car from 1997.
McLaren Special Operations’ (MSO) team will be offering six new McLaren 570GT coupes that have been modified to resemble the F1 XP GT “Longtail” from 1997 – complete with “XP Green” exterior paint with Saddle Tan leather inside, as well as numerous green trim pieces and a specialized plaque residing in the dashboard to let the customer and its lucky passenger this is no run of the mill McLaren 570GT coupe. The car used as inspiration by the new 570GT Collection was actually mandated by FIA homologation rules – the racing division had huge success with the standard McLaren F1 racing car, so they also wanted a “Longtail” model called the F1 XP GT.
Because of that they also had to deliver a street-legal version as well, and we can clearly see the color scheme connection between the old and new. The MSO 570GT coupes will only be available at home in Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands, with the bespoke MSO parts costing around £21,000. “Any McLaren is a very special vehicle, but we are also seeing an increasing number of buyers expressing a desire to personalize their cars with additional features and options as well as color and trim choices outside of the core specification offered,” explained the Collection Jolyon Nash, McLaren Automotive’s executive director of global sales and marketing.