And an interior made with cashmere!
After the 2020 Geneva Motor Show was canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus, automakers had to move their big reveals to private events. McLaren quickly took the opportunity to make lemonade out of the situation by hosting its own private reveal event called the McLaren Motor Show. The UK automaker will use the event to show off its next LT model based on the 720S but today, the company has revealed a second car from its MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division based on the McLaren GT.
MSO has shown off its take on the GT in the past but this new version is even more unique. Dubbed the Verdant Theme GT by MSO, this custom creation shows off what personalization options are possible for buyers across the McLaren range. The GT's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 still produces 612 horsepower enabling a 3.2-second 0-60 mph time but the biggest changes come on the exterior and inside the cabin.
It starts with a unique satin tri-tone paint job, which blends together three different shades of satin-finish green. From nose to tail, the car is finished in Horsell Green, Arbor Green, and Steppe Green, all of which were specifically created for this car. McLaren says this is the most complicated paint job that has ever been created by MSO and the process of creating it takes over 430 hours.
These greens are complemented by hand-painted pinstripe accents in Napier Green located on the body and front splitter along with matching brake calipers. An MSO Black Pack adds a bit of contrast with gloss black finish for the wheels, upper window surrounds, and the exhaust.
Inside, the exterior is matched with Dark Green, Jet Black, and Laurel Green leather with Laurel Green micro-piping contrasts and charcoal grey cashmere. At its launch, McLaren said the GT would be available with a cashmere interior, the most luxurious of wool materials, but this is the first time we have seen it in photos. Cashmere lines the center tunnel, door inserts, lower section of the dashboard, sun visors, head restraints, and the upper back section of the seats. MSO has been working on this interior for 18 months now and availability will be limited due to a limited supply.