McLaren reveals limited-edition MSO X
Is the regular McLaren 570S just too common for you? Well, you're in luck as the British supercar manufacturer has revealed an ultra-limited-edition, race-car inspired road legal version — the MSO X.
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It has been developed by McLaren Special Operations — the arm of the firm devoted to special projects — and just ten examples of the MSO X have been made. All have been ordered by McLaren Newport Beach, in California, USA.
Based on the 570S Coupe, the MSO X takes inspiration from the GT4 race car version of the supercar. This has led to external additions such as a large rear wing, a carbon fibre air intake on the roof and a unique rear bumper, while the roof, bonnet, side skirts and engine cover are now made from satin-finished carbon fibre.
The visual changes are finished with a MSO-produced titanium exhaust and all 10 cars feature a livery inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR race cars from the mid '90s.
The race car inspiration continues to the interior of the MSO X, with a minimalist design that has resulted in nothing but essential equipment included inside the cabin. Carbon fibre bucket seats feature, as do exposed sill panels and a carbon fibre bulkhead that allows stowage space for a racing helmet. Each car is also equipped with six-point racing harnesses in addition to the three-point seatbelts.
Despite the racy additions, the MSO X remains road legal. Pricing has not been revealed, but expect it to be well in excess of the standard car's £143k price tag.