Earlier in February, McLaren released a Grand Tourer version of the 570S called the McLaren 570GT. It’s as potent as a McLaren should be, but the GT moniker comes with added amenities and luxury to make it more ‘liveable’ as a daily driver.

Now, the 570GT you see in this set of pictures have been further enhanced by the guys at MSO Concept. To kick things off, the GT is fitted with an all-titanium exhaust system that’s 30 percent lighter than the old stainless steel setup. Besides being lightweight, McLaren says it gives a more characterful tone as the engine revs harder. The exhaust’s heat shield is finished in a golden titanium nitrite tint (visible through the rear air ducts) which turns blueish-purple as it heats and cools.2016 McLaren 570GT MSO Concept - AutoBuzz.my

The car also features a high-tech Electro-Chromic Glass Roof which, at the touch of a finger, allows occupants to adjust the opacity of the tint. There are up to five tint settings to choose. Complementing the glass roof is MSO Concept’s Elite Pearl White paintwork, contrasted with a Piano Black package that adds gloss black finishes to the wheels, side skirts, front and rear door inserts and interior trims. Notice the carbon fibre sill panels? You can have that in gloss finish, but for a small price.

Inside, this 570GT is equipped with a 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Hi-Fi system, while the rest of the cabin gets upholstered in exquisite Saddle Tan leather. There’s more carbon fibre here as well, and they are all finished in gloss lacquer.2016 McLaren 570GT MSO Concept - AutoBuzz.my

There are no changes in the powertrain department. The same M838TE 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine soldiers on, producing 562 hp and 600 Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission channels power to the rear wheels. Just like the 570GT, the extra glass panels and stowage spaces means additional weight, so it sprints from 0 to 100km/h a tad slower at 3.4 seconds, compared to the 570S’ 3.2-second benchmark.

One big difference here is the revised suspension; spring rate on front axle is now 15 percent less stiff than the standard GT, while stiffness at the rear is reduced by 10 percent. The damping characteristics can still be altered through Normal, Sport or Track settings.

The McLaren 570GT MSO Concept will make its public debut at one of the most prestigious car shows to date – the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We don’t know about you, but we’re sold.


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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.