McLaren Special Operations to showcase host of special models at Concours d’Elegance later this month
A one-off 570S and an 675LT will headline McLaren Special Operations (MSO) presence at this years Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The specialist division of McLaren will display the two cars, four years on from its global launch in 2011, with the 570S taking centre stage as the first in McLaren’s Sport Series range.
Two examples of the car have been made, with the first 570S Coupe ‘by MSO’ appearing in a Mauvine Blue paint finish, complete with a bespoke interior finished in a carbon black leather. The second 570S will appear in typical McLaren orange, complete with a number of MSO-sourced options.
The 675LT will star as the most track-focused McLaren to feature in the Super Series to date. Essentially a further-engineered 650S, the ‘Longtail’ is wider, lighter, more agile, and more powerful. Armed with P1 suspension, a wider front track, increased spring rates, and 10% quicker steering, it also enjoys much-improved handling.
Completing the line up of McLaren models on display during the weekend will be a 1996 McLaren F1 GTR. Being displayed by McLaren Automotive, 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 F1 supercar will also draw attention in RM Sotheby’s Pebble Beach auction, with a 1998 ‘LM-Spec’ set to topple $12,000,000 when it goes under the hammer in Monterey.