One-off McLaren X-1 Revealed - Created For An Anonymous Car Enthusiast

McLaren X-1 side

What you see here is a one-off McLaren X-1 based on the MP4-12C. This retro-futuristic supercar was created for an anonymous car enthusiast by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

‘One of our clients who already owned a McLaren F1, a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and now a 12C, wanted a unique car,’ says MSO Programme Director, Paul MacKenzie. ‘The conversation began with our Executive Chairman Ron Dennis almost three years ago – before the 12C was even launched. The client wanted a machine that had all the capability of the 12C but wrapped in a unique body that reflected his needs and personality.’

If that car reflects his needs and personality, then we would love to see his house as well. Maybe he is the Batman?

According to McLaren some of the inspirational cars included a 1961 Facel Vega, a 1953 Chrysler D’Elegance Ghia, a 1959 Buick Electra, a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K and a 1971 Citroën SM.

The X-1 has a whole new body and all body panels are made from carbon. Everything is bespoke, even down to the lights and wheels.

The most unusual styling feature is the enclosed rear wheels, that are accessed by carbon panels using moving hinges.

The car took two and a half years to build and you can be sure it is one of the most expensive new cars recently sold.

The interior carries over from MP4-12C with little changes like red Nappa leather, nickel-coated aluminum switchgear and carbon fiber trim with titanium weave.

The X-1 weighs approximately 1400 kg and shares the same major mechanical components as the 12C, including the 616bhp twin-turbo V8.

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