- The Verdant Theme GT a unique satin tri-tone paint;
- The paint gradient alone took 430 hours to complete;
- The special edition is also the first McLaren to feature cashmere in its cabin.
McLaren’s big announcement as part of the Geneva Motor Show is set for tomorrow. In the meantime, the English manufacturer revealed the Verdant Theme GT by MSO.
MSO’s (McLaren Special Operations) level of bespoke personalization is well-known and top-notch. With the Verdant Theme GT by MSO, they kicked it up a notch to reach a new level.
The first thing you notice with the car is, of course, its colour. In order to achieve this look, MSO used an innovative satin tri-tone paint finish. The green gradient, from light to dark, was accomplished using three shades of satin-finish green starting with Horsell Green on the nose of the car, Arbor Green in the middle and the tail is Steppe Green. The car accents, like the front splitter and brake callipers, are painted in Napier Green. It took 430 hours to paint the McLaren GT you can see in the pictures below.
In the cabin, the personalization continues. MSO used, for the first time in a McLaren, cashmere for key touchpoints inside the Verdant Theme GT. In order to integrate the plush fabric, MSO worked on an automotive application of it for 18 months and due to its limited availability “it must remain among the most exclusive of all MSO options” said the manufacturer in a statement. Furthermore, the interior reflects the green exterior design with Dark Green, Jet Black and Laurel Green leather.
The powertrain was left untouched by MSO and is therefore powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine capable of 611 horsepower.
“The McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO is the perfect showcase for us in the way it takes modern-luxury to the next level by incorporating so much innovation,” commented Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations. “The Grand Tourer of McLaren’s range provides a sophisticated and elegant canvas for our artistry, but also I hope the spark that will inspire every McLaren owner as they seek ever more ways to personalize their car, whether it is GT, sports convertible, track supercar, or the ultimate uncompromised road car such as our new McLaren Elva.”