McLaren Special Operations 570GT Black Collection revealed

MSO will build 100 monotone 570GTs dubbed Black Collection, but they ain’t cheap

If you’re of the opinion that black is always the new black, McLaren Special Operations might have just designed the perfect 570GT for you. Creatively called the 570GT Black Collection, the model will be limited to 100 units worldwide and feature a bespoke set of finishes inside and out.

Based on McLaren’s regular 570GT, the MSO Black Collection picks up the recently launched Sport Pack, bringing the GT into line with the more dynamically focused 570S, and also gains a new titanium MSO sports exhaust system.

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Aesthetically, the changes comprise a range of MSO finishes, including a new Carbon Black paint finish, black-finished trim components (usually finished in dark grey or carbonfibre) and a diamond-cut set of McLaren’s twin-spoke alloy wheels. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also standard fit, the calipers finished in liquid black.

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Inside, the theme is continued, with pretty much the whole interior finished in a combination of black leather and Alcantara. However, along with the demure palette is a higher level of standard equipment, including the excellent Bowers & Wilkins sound system, electric and heated sports seats and a panoramic glass roof. Buyers also have the option of upgrading to MSO’s new electrochromic glass roof, allowing the driver to pick how tinted the glass is.

This is all on top of the minor upgrades the whole 570 range received for the 2018 model year, combining a suite of detail improvements that were first seen on the 570S Spider. We are fans of the 570, and its supercar performance for sports car price does make the 570 a tempting alternative to less exotic rivals such as the Audi R8 V10 Plus and Porsche 911 Turbo. At £179,950 for this Black Collection model, though, the price is getting perilously close to that of the 720S, and that’s one car we are really rather fond of indeed.

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