McLAREN RETURNS TO CHANTILLY ARTS & ELEGANCE WITH A BESPOKE MODEL

2 Sep 2016

  • McLaren returns to the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille for the third time
  • McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept revealed in Pacific Blue
  • McLaren paired with fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier for the Concept-Cars Parade

McLaren Automotive returns to Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, Sunday September 4 at Domaine Chantilly for the third year running. The third edition of the glamorous event will see a stunning display of automotive extravagance. This year, McLaren is returning to showcase the new McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept in Pacific Blue. This model builds upon the recently-introduced 570GT, the most luxurious and refined McLaren to date.

An ambition of Chantilly is to bring back the elegance of the 1920’s when manufacturers and fashion houses joined forces to showcase the future of the motor car and couture.  This year, McLaren Automotive has been paired with the avant-garde fashion house, Jean-Paul Gaultier to take part in the Concept-Cars parade where the McLaren 570GT by MSO Concept will be shown.

Featuring a wide selection of MSO Defined options shown together as a single concept, the McLaren Special Operations-engineered car is the first European example of the recently-launched McLaren 570GT to feature a bespoke specification.

With this model, the attention is in the detail; as standard, the McLaren 570GT’s carbon fibre interior components are finished with a beautiful satin lacquer but the MSO model goes further with a rich, gloss lacquer for an even more individual and more luxurious look. This beautifully complex, gloss-lacquered MSO Defined option also extends the entire length of the car’s sills.

Externally, to complement the interior, MSO Defined delivers a sumptuous gloss black finish to exterior details such as the side skirt, the front and rear ends and the door inserts. This is MSO’s Piano Black finish and exudes an understated elegance and refinement.

In addition to the aesthetic additions to this McLaren 570GT, MSO Defined has engineered an exhaust manufactured from titanium which is 30% lighter than the standard offering. This beautiful piece of sculpturing is finished with heat shields in a golden titanium nitride tint, which will naturally change colour to a blue and purple as the system heats and cools through its cycle which can be seen through the cooling grids.

The result, to be shown along side a beautiful example of haute couture from Jean-Paul Gaultier, is an elegant, refined and beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of the year saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what has become a defining year for the British brand.

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Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
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