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McLaren 600LT Spider Gets Striking Makeover By MSO

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Some of the design elements pay tribute to its predecessor, the 675LT.

McLaren has kept quiet about its plans for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – until now. As the 600LT Spider enters production, the automaker will present a custom example of the hardcore roadster designed by McLaren Special Operations to inspire prospective customers.

The striking exterior is finished in Dove Grey with contrasting Napier Green accents that pay tribute to the 600LT's predecessor, the 675LT, as Napier Green was one of the original hues. Since then, it has only been available as an MSO Bespoke color.

These accents have been applied to the splitter, sills and door inserts as well as the rear diffuser, using a new technique where the paint is applied onto a light and flexible film, which "ensures a premium quality bespoke color match." The film has previously been used on McLaren 720S GT3 and 570S GT4 race cars and will be available as a bespoke option in the future. The brake calipers are also finished in the same shade of green, as is the interior stitching and 12 o'clock marker on the steering wheel.

Elsewhere, the custom 600LT Spider features the full suite of carbon fiber options, including the MSO Defined Visual Carbon Fiber Front Fender Louvres. In another homage to the 675LT, all carbon fiber exterior elements feature a satin finish. The retractable roof is finished in a bespoke black hue, while the 10-spoke forged alloy wheels have a gloss black finish.

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Inside, MSO's take on the 600LT gets carbon fiber racing seats originally developed for the McLaren Senna, carbon fiber trim applied to the doors and center console, and Alcantara applied to the headliner and steering wheel.

Like the stock version, the McLaren 600LT by MSO is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 592 hp on tap, enabling the car to hit 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 201 mph with the roof up. It also weighs 220 pounds less than the 570S Spider.