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McLaren will grace the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with a 600LT upgraded by the McLaren Special Operations division
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22 August 2018

McLaren will be heading to this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a bespoke version of its new 600LT.

Showcasing a raft of personalisation options from the Woking brand’s MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division, the concept follows on from the first public outing of the 600LT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month.

Featuring MSO Bespoke Stealth Grey paintwork, the 600LT receives a number of carbonfibre upgrades, including an F1 Longtail-inspired air intake scoop mounted on the roof. Three carbonfibre upgrade packs also feature, with the material being used for the door mirrors and door inserts, as well as the front splitter, rear bumper, diffuser and engine cover. 

An ‘MSO Defined’ carbonfibre roof and front wing louvres are also part of the package. The new parts are said to reduce weight, although McLaren hasn’t disclosed how much lighter the MSO version is than the regular 600LT. Gloss black 10-spoke wheels complete the look.

Inside, lightweight carbonfibre seats are sourced from the McLaren Senna, with orange contrast stitching. Six-point harnesses also feature, while a carbonfibre transmission tunnel and door inserts and an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system are showcased. 

Detail touches to the interior include bespoke embroidery in the headrests, ‘600LT’ etching on the throttle pedals and even a set of hand-painted keys. 

The 600LT’s performance is unchanged over the standard car, with a 592bhp twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 taking it from 0-62mph in 2.8sec and on to a top speed of 204mph.

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bowsersheepdog 23 August 2018

Security issues

Looks like they left it outdoors overnight and some villain carved big chunks out of it with a Stanley knife to flog down the scrappy.  Must have been unlocked too, they did the same to the interior.  Better fit a Krooklok or they'll be back tonight for the rest of it.

Soufriere 22 August 2018

Overwrought

Maybe it's MSO's mission, but most of the models they touch end up looking like trackday specials.
I wish they'd do more redesign projects like the X1 special from a few years ago.
It's a bit boring to see each new McLaren model get the wings, sills, flaps with lots of extra carbon treatment.
McLaren's models already look similar enough, without making the MSO models all similar too...
Peter Cavellini 22 August 2018

Another McLaren.....

 It’s a bit “Batman “ at the back, it has presence no question, yes, it will be fast, handle well and so on, not my Cup of Tea though, not a shape that stirs my juices....

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