• 2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO

    2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO
  • This color scheme is entrancing and hypnotizing
  • Napier Green pinstripes add a jolting presence
  • Incredible color transition
  • Can I live inside the McLaren GT Verdant Theme?
  • My, oh my, all that cashmere is making our my knees weak
  • 0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine packs a lot of juice
  • 620 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque to play with
  • 1 seconds to 60 mph will get you places quick

Green never looked this good

The McLaren 765LT is getting all the deserved shine today, but that doesn’t mean we should sleep on the other model that the British automaker unveiled as part of its Geneva Motor Show offering.

The McLaren GT Verdant Theme by MSO isn’t an entirely new model as it is based on McLaren’s showstopping GT supercar. Where it stands out is the level of customization it received from MSO, McLaren’s in-house personalization department.

Certainly, MSO’s work on the GT speaks for itself. The supercar wears an exclusive paint finish unlike anything MSO has offered in the past. The exclusive touches continue in the interior, and the results are as mind-blowing as you’d imagine them to be.

  • 2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO
  • Year:
    2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    620
  • Torque @ RPM:
    465
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.1 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    203 mph
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

We’re totally green with envy

2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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Incredible color transition

Please excuse us for having to wipe the drool off our faces. The McLaren GT Verdant Theme by MSO caused it. McLaren’s in-house personalization unit decided to showcase its wares at the Geneva Motor Show, and while the show itself got canned, the result of MSO’s effort remained the same.

Officially, McLaren calls this masterpiece the GT Verdant Theme. It’s essentially a combination of three shades of green — Horsell Green, Arbor Green, and Steppe Green — meticulously combined to create a remarkable flowing look that changes its shade in certain sections of the McLaren GT.
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine packs a lot of juice

McLaren says that it took 430 hours to prepare the paintwork to its final appearance. Remarkably, MSO’s work on the exterior of the GT Verdant Theme doesn’t end there. Members of the MSO team also hand-painted Napier Green pinstripes on the body. You can see the front splitter and the brake calipers sporting this color. An MSO Black Pack — our favorite — was also added to the mix, darkening the wheels, exhaust tips, and the upper window surround.

Care for some cashmere with your supercar?

2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Interior
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Can I live inside the McLaren GT Verdant Theme?

In a bid to stand out from the rest of the high-profile, automaker-backed, in-house personalization outfits, McLaren’s MSO unit pulled out all the stops in dressing up the interior of the GT Verdant Theme.

What you see covering up most of the interior’s surface, ladies and gentlemen, is cashmere, specifically charcoal grey cashmere.

It’s the first time an automaker has used cashmere to this extent to dress up a car interior and the results are as you’d expect. The GT Verdant Theme’s cabin isn’t lacking in class and prestige. I can say that of the interior simply because of the presence of cashmere, but the story, as it goes, doesn’t end there. The rest of the interior’s surface area is covered by Dark Green, Laurel Green, and Jet Black leather. Add the Laurel Green piping and you have a cabin that speaks to MSO’s caliber.

No performance upgrades, but that doesn’t matter in this context

2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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Napier Green pinstripes add a jolting presence

You would think that the McLaren GT Verdant Theme, as awesome as it looks, would also benefit from a bump in power and performance. That, however, isn’t the case here, and that’s ok. On its own, the GT comes equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces a whopping 620 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sends all that power to the two rear wheels, enabling the supercar to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and 0 to 124 mph in nine seconds. Top speed is achieved when the GT hits 203 mph.

McLaren GT specifications
Engine configuration 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, 3,994cc
Power PS (bhp/kW) @ rpm 612 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Torque Nm (lb ft) @ rpm 465 LB-FT @ 5,500-6,500 RPM
Transmission 7 Speed+reverse SSG
0-100km/h (0-62mph) 3.2 seconds
0-200km/h (0-124mph) 9.0 seconds
Maximum speed 326km/h (203mph)
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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This color scheme is entrancing and hypnotizing
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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Napier Green pinstripes add a jolting presence
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
- image 889377
Incredible color transition
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Interior
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Can I live inside the McLaren GT Verdant Theme?
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Interior
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My, oh my, all that cashmere is making our my knees weak
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine packs a lot of juice
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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620 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque to play with
2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO Exterior
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1 seconds to 60 mph will get you places quick
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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