McLaren Automotive will showcase the best of British luxury at this weekend’s Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille (6-7 September) taking place at Domaine Chantilly, north of Paris. The second edition of the glamorous event will see a stunning display of automotive extravagance including a one-off 570S Coupé by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and the legendary McLaren F1 GTR by César.
The McLaren 570S Coupé by MSO has been designed to showcase different personalisation options available through the bespoke division of McLaren, and made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This striking example of modern craftsmanship is finished in new Ceramic Grey paintwork and features a variety of carbon fibre exterior options emphasising the lightweight carbon fibre chassis at the heart of the car.
The 570S Coupé is the first model launched in the McLaren Sports Series establishing an entry-level model range of the iconic British brand. The all-new, mid-engine sportscar introduces McLaren race-derived technologies to the segment yet with greater focus on everyday usability and refinement. The model features a highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 570PS (562bhp), which accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 328 km/h (204mph). Prices for the McLaren Sports Series start from £126,000 in the UK with first customer deliveries scheduled to commence later this year.
Alongside the 570S Coupé at Le Notre Garden of the Domaine de Chantilly will be the McLaren F1 GTR by César. Chassis #05R is one of the famous five examples of the McLaren F1 GTR that dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, and features one of the most iconic motorsport liveries created by renownedFrench sculptor and artist César Baldaccini.
‘The Chantilly Arts & Elegance event attracts some of the most beautiful and iconic pieces of automotive art from around the world, and we are delighted to be returning for a second year,’ explains Paul Mackenzie, Executive Director of McLaren Special Operations. ‘The unique combination of arts, fashion and automotive culture is the perfect location to showcase McLaren Special Operations through the 570S Coupé, as well as celebrating the famous McLaren F1 GTR “Art Car”.’