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A McLaren MP4-12C - of sorts. My new favourite car!!!!! (you'll need to be sitting)


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Not sure what to say to this, apart from 'Holy Sh1t' & 'Sh1t the bed' & 'What the feck'.......... :eek:

Jesus, money does NOT buy taste.

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This is the McLaren X-1, a dramatic one-of-a-kind production car based on the McLaren MP4-12C that was dreamed up by an anonymous McLaren enthusiast. McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the McLaren division behind delivering bespoke projects, turned it into reality, and it was seen in public for the first and only time at Pebble Beach last weekend.

The X-1 took three years to create and was born out of a conversation between McLaren chief Ron Dennis and the anonymous enthusiast, whose car collection includes a McLaren F1, McLaren-Mercedes SLR and a 12C.

MSO chief Paul Mackenzie and design chief Frank Stephenson then met with the client, and a brief of creating a car with ‘timeless and classical elegance:roflmao: was set. Cars that inspired the final look of the X-1 include the Citroen SM, Mercedes 540k and the Facel Vega; Persoanlly, I'd have said the Audi R8, a Yank fin'ned 60's car and the maybe, just a little bit of the SM. Other inspirations came from architecture from Guggenheim museum, a grand piano and even an eggplant.

The design of the X-1 is credited to McLaren’s RCA graduate Hong Yeo, who won an internal and external design competition overseen by Stephenson. The styling took 18 months to sign off, and the bespoke body necessitated homologation, high-speed and track testing, and a full CFD aerodynamic testing schedule to ensure it was durable on the road.

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