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McLaren GT | MSO Limited Edition

Do you recall the McLaren GT? It's the company's long-forgotten supercar, positioned between the Emira and the 750S, and distinguished by a trunk large enough to hold a tiny coffin. To help us remember, McLaren's MSO division has created a small batch of GTs that are modeled after some of the company's most well-known hypercars.

Each of the four possible specifications of the vehicles, each of which is only produced in quantities of two, features unique paint and trim not seen on any production GT. The first of the three color choices is Cerulean Blue, an MSO Bespoke pearlescent paint that was initially created for the P1. According to McLaren, this hue is especially effective in bringing out the GT's angular fenders.

The next color is XP Green, which was really matched to the color of the F1 XP GT "Longtail" prototype from 1997 but was influenced by the paint used on early 1990s F1 prototype models. A third choice is Sarigan Quartz, which was used on the Speedtail XP2, a development version of the Speedtail McLaren, which was clocked at 250 mph (402 km/h) in tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If your hypercar heroes are a little more contemporary, you might like this color.

Maybe, though, you're not a hypercar historian. So perhaps Cyber Yellow would be a better choice. It is based on the Volcano Yellow paint option that is already available but has been tweaked to incorporate a pearl finish that, when viewed in a specific light, releases a shimmer of silver and white. Every car comes with the MSO Black Pack look package, a black roof, and twin-10-spoke forged alloy wheels, also in black, regardless of the color option you choose for your GT.

There are new Union Jack flag designs on the armrest and key fob, as well as diamond-stitched leather upholstery inside with MSO insignia. However, the non-hybrid, 4.0-liter V8 engine, which is still rated at the same 612 horsepower (620 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm), has not changed.

The eight automobiles are only available in the UK, which is unfortunate for fans from other countries. However, we have no doubt that MSO would be delighted to accept a commission from customers in other countries for something comparable.

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