McLaren and the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) personalization department revealed a set of special-edition 570S, each of them marking a specific time period in company’s racing history.
The McLaren 570S Muriwai, Papaya Spark, and Sarthe Gray, each of them marking a specific time period in McLaren’s racing heritage – a collection the company calls ‘Racing Through The Ages’.
The 570S Muriwai recalls the founder of the company Bruce McLaren’s first racing ventures in New Zealand. The Muriwai White exterior paint is inspired from the Muriwai Beach in New Zealand, where Bruce McLaren competed in his first race at the age of 15. McLaren also named the house, the he built in Woking, United Kingdom, ‘Muriwai’. The house had blue shutters and hence the car has blue accents extended throughout, in order to honor the paint scheme on the house.
Next in line, the Papaya Spark 570S, gets its name from the exterior shade, which has the same name. According to the company, the color is an extension of the Papaya color Bruce McLaren used for his racing cars in the 1960s and 1970s. The car’s rear wing is draped in blue to honor the similar blue wings that the early McLaren race cars sported.
The last of the special set by the company, the 570S Sarthe Gray, is a celebratory model for McLaren’s historic win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, where McLaren F1 GTR took the first, third, fourth, fifth, and 13th position. The Sarthe Gray color reflects the F1 GTR #01 that raced on the Circuit de la Sarthe and the rear wing features a proud graphic that read “24 Heures Du Mans – Winners 1995” in white.
Each theme features the designs dressed onto one 570S coupe and one 570S spider for a total of six cars, and each car receives a GT4 racing stripe and a rear wing from MSO. The car features a set of special 10-spoke forged wheels and an MSO titanium SuperSports exhaust.
The interiors of each car carry the GT4 stripe through their seats’ backrests and receive a McLaren Orange 12 o’clock mark on the steering wheel. Each car carries a dedication plaque to mark their significance as one of six cars.