McLaren Automotive announces first all-new bespoke luggage collection by McLaren Special Operations for the new McLaren GT

22 Aug 2019

  • Bespoke luxury and McLaren design DNA ensure an elegant case for every pursuit
  • Four-piece collection designed exclusively for the McLaren GT: garment case, weekend bag, cabin bag and full-size golf club bag in leather and trim choices to match the car’s interior
  • Customized set of luggage alongside a special McLaren GT by MSO was displayed on the Concept Car Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury high performance sportscars and supercars, reveals today its first bespoke luggage collection, designed exclusively for the McLaren GT by McLaren Special Operations. Developed together by McLaren Automotive’s design and engineering teams and a luggage specialist, the four-piece set maximizes the McLaren GT’s capacious luggage space and includes made-to-measure storage solutions for golf clubs.

With the McLaren GT’s deep front storage area and long rear luggage deck under the lift-up glass tailgate, the supercar of grand tourers is not only McLaren’s most spacious and practical car, but also ranks amongst the most flexible and accommodating mid-engined two-seaters ever made. The McLaren GT Luggage Set has been designed and developed to conform to the brand highest’s standards of engineering, quality and exclusivity, and consists of four pieces: the garment case, the weekend bag, the cabin bag and the full-size golf bag.

Each bag in the collection is hand-assembled by specialists in Italy, using the same soft and supple semi-aniline leather and stitch pattern that adorns the interior of the McLaren GT. Three colors are available: Pioneer Black, Luxe Black and Luxe Porcelain. Stitching and piping colorways have been selected to match the GT’s two specification levels—Pioneer and Luxe—and perfectly complement all the McLaren GT’s exterior color options, including the launch colors of Namaka Blue, Burnished Copper and Veridian Green.

With each piece of luggage designed to fit a specific location in the car, two people are assured of ample secure storage for a range of lifestyle and sporting activities, as well as for luxurious long-distance travel. The GT’s exceptional comfort, refinement and light cabin ambience seamlessly blends with authentic McLaren supercar performance and agility.

The luggage set was shown during Monterey Car Week, alongside a special McLaren GT by MSO that debuted on the Concept Car Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. Designed to showcase the personalization options available through MSO for the McLaren GT, this example features an MSO Defined Flux Silver exterior paint color, with MSO Bespoke Satin Graphite exterior paint applied to the door skits, front splitter, wing mirrors, rear bumper and rear diffuser. The interior features striking MSO Bespoke Goeform Stitching throughout, elevating the cabin to further levels of luxury and sophistication.

The McLaren GT is priced from $210,000 (US) with first deliveries expected by the end of 2019. The Luggage Set is available to order beginning in September through McLaren retailers.

Technical specification of featured items (with US pricing)

McLaren GT luggage - Garment case | $2,300

  • Dimensions: 23” x 22.2” x 4.7”
  • Volume: 1.39cu.ft
  • Speci­fication: semi-aniline leather with patterns stitching, features two external pockets and bespoke McLaren GT aluminum zips, soft grey lining featuring the McLaren logo and includes metal clothes hanger
  • To be placed: on top of other luggage without restricting the view from the rear of the car
  • Black Pioneer: offering black leather with barolo pioneer stitching and barolo piping
  • Black Luxe: offering black leather with black luxe stitching and black piping
  • Porcelain Luxe: offering porcelain leather with porcelain luxe stitching and porcelain piping

McLaren GT luggage – Weekend bag | $2,500

  • Dimensions: 20.2” x 8.2” x 11.4”
  • Volume: 1.1cu.ft
  • Speci­fication: semi-aniline leather with patterns stitching, complimented by 38 degree styled integrated pocket, a folded leather handle and carry strap, features two external pockets, bespoke McLaren GT aluminum zips and soft grey lining featuring the McLaren logo
  • To be placed: greatest versatility with the rear luggage being able to accommodate several in combination with the cabin bag and will also fit in front luggage space
  • Black Pioneer: offering black leather with barolo pioneer stitching and barolo piping
  • Black Luxe: offering black leather with black luxe stitching and black piping
  • Porcelain Luxe: offering porcelain leather with porcelain luxe stitching and porcelain piping

McLaren GT luggage - Cabin bag | $3,800

  • Dimensions (including wheels): 14.1” x 21.6” x 7.8”
  • Volume: 1.38 cu.ft
  • Specification: semi-aniline leather with patterns stitching, a three-piece telescopic handle, a document pocket, top and side folded leather handles, features one internal pocket, bespoke McLaren GT aluminum zips and soft grey lining featuring the McLaren logo
  • To be placed: rear luggage space of the McLaren GT, with up to two bags fitting alongside other pieces
  • Black Pioneer: offering black leather with barolo pioneer stitching and barolo piping
  • Black Luxe: offering black leather with black luxe stitching and black piping
  • Porcelain Luxe: offering porcelain leather with porcelain luxe stitching and porcelain piping

McLaren GT - Full-size golf bag | $6,800

  • Dimensions: 9.4” x 47.2” x 9-12.6”
  • Volume: 2.31-3.2cu.in
  • Specification: semi-aniline leather with patterns stitching, accommodating a full set of golf clubs with several, front-facing pockets, handle for short-distance lifting and carrying, features a securable rain hood and integrated security straps, features four external pockets, bespoke McLaren GT aluminum zips and soft grey lining featuring the McLaren logo, four central dividers for a full set of clubs
  • To be placed: rear load space of the McLaren GT
  • Black Pioneer: offering black leather with barolo pioneer stitching and barolo piping
  • Black Luxe: offering black leather with black luxe stitching and black piping
  • Porcelain Luxe: offering porcelain leather with porcelain luxe stitching and porcelain piping

 

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series, and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.

McLaren Group:
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Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com 

Laura Tilley
Public Relations Manager | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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