McLaren Partners with Chinese Fashion Designer on Special Edition Models

By Paul Joseph

McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of the famous British carmaker, have teamed up with Chinese fashion designer and entrepreneur, Mr. Cabbeen, to create a tailor made version of the McLaren 570GT.

Unveiled this week in Beijing at the Auto China 2018 show, the McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection is the result of a styling collaboration with the Chinese fashion design wear company. Just five examples of the car will be available, each featuring distinctive Chinese classic design elements.

Finished in MSO Bespoke Obsidian Black paint complemented by a dragon design that has been hand-painted in Gloss Speedline Gold on both door inserts, the collection also features a new 15-Spoke GT wheel, which together with the brake calipers are also finished in Gloss Speedline Gold.

“McLaren Special Operations is dedicated to providing customers with tailored choices that offer them almost endless personalisation alternatives,” commented, Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations. 

“As a fusion of contemporary British design style and Chinese classic art elements, the 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection was created to satisfy Chinese customers' desire for individualisation and is further evidence of the growing interest in MSO services in the China market.”

MSO Defined Carbon Sill Covers grace the inside the cabin, with unique vivid sculptural dragons embroidered in gold on the Alcantara Centre Front Tunnel and Rear Luggage Deck.

The dragon motifs are an example of Chao Embroidery, which originates in Mr. Cabbeen's hometown in China and is among the most famous of Chinese Embroideries and officially recognised as a part of China’s cultural heritage.

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars. The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

By Paul Joseph