McLaren teams up with fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille

McLaren’s MSO customization division exists to add a something special onto the brand’s already amazing vehicles, and it’s now taking another pass at creating a more luxurious 570GT for the upcoming Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille. The event has automakers pair up with fashion designers, and the new bespoke creation has to stand up to the work of Jean-Paul Gaultier.

The 570GT is already for the person who wants a little more luxury from their British supercar, and MSO’s customization turns that opulence up another notch. On the outside, the coupe has Pacific Blue paint with a slight green tinge that matches the oceanic name. The team also adds a high-gloss black finish to the side skirts, door inserts, and trim around the front and rear. The result looks handsome and understated, which is the perfect aesthetic for such a posh event.

MSO continues the glossy look inside. The designers replace the usual satin finish for the carbon fiber components with a shiny lacquer. The highly polished look takes over most of the cabin and even extends to the door sills.

This custom 570GT focuses more on styling upgrades than improving the coupe’s performance, but MSO adds a few new parts, too. The car’s biturbo V8 boasts a titanium exhaust that is 30 percent lighter than stock. It also has golden titanium nitride tint heat shields that should gain a blue and purple color as the component heats up.

MSO also brought a custom 570GT to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this year. The coupe looked beautiful in a combination of Elite Pearl White exterior paint and gloss black trim. The division also added a pre-production electro-chromic that used a knob in the cabin to switch from a clear to dark tint. The interior featured a 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins stereo, too.

Source: McLaren Automotive

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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.