SPORTS SERIES MODEL: McLaren special operations will take a one-off 570S (pictured) to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2015. Image: McLaren automotive ~ Newspress
WOKING, England - Four years on from its global launch, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will return to the manicured lawns of the US famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance later in August 2015 with a selection of distinctive and beautiful vehicles.
The bespoke division of McLaren will showcase some of the customised options available for its new 570S Coupé, the first model to join the McLaren Sports Series.
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Two examples have been created for the Concept Lawn at the event. The highly-prized location has previously played host to the 12C, 12C Spider and, most recently, the McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept.
570S COUPE BY MSO
The first 570S Coupe "by MSO" features a unique blue paint job finish coupled with a black leather interior. A second 570S Coupe is finished in Orange and fitted with a selection of styling details from the MSO range of options.
The core McLaren range, the Super Series, will be represented by two limited edition models - 675LT and 650S Le Mans.
The 675LT (Longtail) is, McLaren says, "the lightest and most track-focused road-legal model in the Super Series". Production of the coupe-only model is limited to 500 units, all of which have been sold. The 675LT accelerates to 100km/h in 2.9 secs on to a top speed of 330km/h.
Alongside the most track-focused model in the Super Series will be the exclusive 650S Le Mans. Created by MSO to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the now legendary victory at the famous French endurance race, the 650S Le Mans is limited to just 50 units, all sold.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 570S Coupe by McLaren Special Operations
It has design aspects taken from McLaren F1 GTR chassis #01R, which raced to victory two decades ago. A fully functioning roof-mounted ‘snorkel’ air intake, front wing louvres and lightweight alloy wheels are styled around the design of the iconic 1995 racer. In a change to the standard offering, which was finished in grey, the car has been finished in the famous McLaren Orange, originally used by Bruce McLaren on his racers of the 1960s.
MCLAREN F1 GTR
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.
In addition to the models on public display, McLaren will also be represented at the RM Auctions sale taking place during the Concours d’Elegance proceedings. The sale will see two of the most exclusive McLarens yet going under the hammer - a McLaren P1 and the penultimate McLaren F1.