McLaren 570S MSO X Is A Road Legal Racecar With GT4 Roots

McLaren has a long history of making some of the coolest and best-performing supercars on the planet. The last hyper exotic that the company rolled out was the Senna, but McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has announced that it has built a series of ten MSO X cars that were inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4 racing car.

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Each of the ten special editions was designed and engineering with emulating a race car as the primary force behind the cars, but each of them are street legal. The ten cars were built for special buyers and each of the rides are already sold and were delivered at a special McLaren customer event near Las Vegas. The cars were commissioned by McLaren Newport Beach, the largest McLaren retailer in the U.S.

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McLaren wrote, "Designed to mirror the external appearance of the McLaren 570S GT4 race car as closely as possible, the MSO X cars are deliberately finished in accordance with race car design practice and all have liveries inspired by McLaren F1 GTR endurance race cars of the mid-1990s."

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Each of the cars has special aerodynamic touches on the exterior including a massive wing that provides significant downforce. The fully functional "goose neck" carbon fiber roof snorkel slurps up extra air for the hungry engine and is inspired by the 1997 F1 GTR Longtail. The cars all have MSO Titanium Super Sports Exhaust, Pirelli P ZERO Corse tires and a GT4-style bonnet with special air intakes working with the roof snorkel and big rear wing as an aerodynamic package.

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"The MSO X collection is the perfect example of the rich vein of bespoke service offered by McLaren Special Operations. Customers come to us with their thoughts and ideas and MSO works with them to set boundaries within which they can then let their imaginations run wild. What could be better than a McLaren buyer playing the role of ‘race engineer’ in briefing the MSO team and directing them to test and validate those ideas to create a race-bred road car such as this?"

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Each of the cars has a special interior with track-oriented features like exposed Monocell 2 chassis, carbon shell seats, exposed carbon fiber sill panels, and a carbon fiber bulkhead. Some interior components are removed for weight savings and the cars have a color matched harness bar to hold 6-point racing harnesses for track driving. The cars also have normal seatbelts. A full McLaren Track Telemetry system and camera suite are integrated.

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McLaren wrote, "The MSO X commission progressed from an initial design discussion to all 10 examples being sold and delivered in just eight months, as McLaren Newport Beach Dealer Principal, Pietro Frigerio, explains: “The aim of this project was to have a serious track car that could still be driven on the road and this finished project screams ‘race car’ to the casual onlooker. 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 amazing."


Via:  McLaren
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