The McLaren GT MSO was designed with subtlety in mind

Or at least as subtle as a supercar can be
by Stephen Dobie | Aug 17, 2019
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No McLaren can escape the MSO customization treatment, and with inevitability the new GT has gone under the special ops knife. But much like the stock McLaren GT, it’s been crafted with subtlety front of mind.

So there’s no ginormous wing or dive planes. No roof scoop, either. The exterior has been left well alone, in fact, save for the application of an oh-so-classy—some might say oh-so-boring—Flux Silver paint scheme. This is a supercar designed to blend into the background rather than draw in a bunch of Instagram story-wielding bystanders.

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MSO admits its best work has taken place inside, and its logo appears to have been embossed into any surface that’ll take it.

The headline act is ‘MSO Bespoke Geoform Stitching,’ with a pattern inspired by the glass roof atop the British Museum woven into numerous parts of the cabin, most notably the seats. The GT gets its own, electrochromic glass roof, too, as well as silver carbon paddle shifters.

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And that’s your lot. There are no performance upgrades, pegging the GT’s twin-turbo V8 engine at a piffling 611hp and its 0-100kph time at a yawning 3.2secs.

Obviously we jest. This will be a bafflingly quick way to continent-hop in something pretending to be a museum. Perhaps you’ll utilize its additional luggage space over a 570 or 720 to store some of your Egyptian pottery collection...

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Like it? Or will you be asking MSO to paint yours Viper Green and fit a carbon diffuser deep enough to plough a field?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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