A one-off McLaren 570S will be displayed at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that takes place this weekend.
The car, which was developed McLaren Special Operations (MSO), is painted an eye-catching shade of purple that the company dubs ‘mauvine blue’. That shade of purple is carried through to the interior, where it contrasts sharply with the ‘carbon black’ leather.
From what we can ascertain, this special 570S exists as a way of showcasing MSO’s customisation options, as well as its ability to design bespoke vehicles for buyers who want something just that little bit more special.
As such, the MSO-tweaked one-off McLaren 570S features no updates to the car’s drivetrain. This means that there’s be a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 located behind the passenger compartment.
With 420kW of power and 600Nm of torque on tap, and a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission connected to the rear wheels, the 570S is good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds. From there it can hit 200km/h in a total of 9.5 seconds and march towards a v-max of 328km/h.
The 570S is the spearhead of the company’s Sports Series range of vehicles. Launched globally earlier this year, the Sports Series consists of the 570S and the cheaper 540C, and both are tasked with tackling the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8.
Australian sales of the Sports Series begin in early 2016, with the 570S priced at $408,000 drive-away. The 540C, which features a detuned 397kW/540Nm version of the company’s twin-turbo V8, will available a few months later for $350,000.