Have you ever looked at the McLaren 570S GT4 race car and wished there was a road-legal version? Well, you’re not the only one because the sales personnel at McLaren Newport Beach have gone to the extent of getting in touch with the team at McLaren Special Operations to create this – the MSO X.

Based on the 570S (obviously), the MSO X was designed to mirror the external appearance of the GT4 racer. Among the fitted components here a large rear wing, carbon-fibre roof scoop, front dive planes, a titanium sports exhaust system, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and new bonnet.

These parts aren’t just for show, as McLaren says the wing itself provides up to 100 kg of extra downforce. Those vents on the bonnet also work together with the wing and to direct air towards the snorkel. Other revisions include using satin finish carbon-fibre across the entire bodywork to help reduce weight.

The interior is similarly racing-oriented, with an exposed carbon-fibre monocoque, carbon-fibre seats, exposed carbon-fibre sill plates and even a bespoke carbon-fibre bulkhead so you have space to store a helmet.

For an even more immersive race car feel, the centre tunnel storage bin has been removed to shave a few more grams, there’s a raised, carbon fibre centre console that is featured in the 570S GT4, as well as a McLaren Track Telemetry and camera suite. Finishing touches include a colour-coded harness bar for the six-point racing harnesses, but you’ll still get conventional three-point seatbelts if you’re in a hurry.

As with most bespoke creations from MSO, there will only be a limited number of examples available. In this case, that figure is 10 units, and all have been accounted for. The carmaker stated the entire process from design discussion to sales and finally, delivery, took just eight months.

These two MSO X units here are cars #8 and #10 – the latter wearing an Anniversary White paintjob with red and blue accents that Inspired by the F1 GTR Longtail chassis #26R at Le Mans in 1997. The other car is finished in Ueno Grey with black accents, a livery derived from the F1 GTR chassis #01R that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1995.