Created in collaboration with Chinese fashion designer and entrepreneur, Mr. Cabbeen, McLaren has revealed the McLaren 570GT Cabbeen at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show; the first bespoke model to introduce distinctive Chinese classic design elements.
Only five examples of the 570GT will be available. It’s finished in custom Obsidian Black paint accompanied by dragon motifs, hand-painted in Speedline Gold. The same paint is also applied to the new 15-spoke GT wheels and brake callipers.
Like most manufacturers today, the 570GT MSO Cabbeen was created to satisfy the brand’s Chinese customer’s endless demand for customisation and is a mark of the growing interests in MSO services from the China market.
The same dragon motifs embroidered in gold can also be seen inside – applied on the 570GT’s centre console and rear luggage deck’s Alcantara surface.The motifs are an example of Chao Embroidery, which is recognised as part of China’s cultural heritage. They’re sewn by the Director of the Professional Embroidery Committee of China’s Arts and Crafts Institute, Kang Huifang, who has spent four decades preserving the art of Chao Embroidery.
The 570GT is part of McLaren’s Sport Series line-up. It’s equipped with a 562 hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Since its introduction, McLaren has spawned various models from the standard model, more notably the McLaren MSO X.