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Friday, April 28, 2023

This eccentric one-off supercar only for the super-rich consumer

ONE-OFF - Let's take a moment to reminisce when the McLaren X-1 spotted at the Bahrain Formula One racing arena. As we know, the unique-shaped supercar was rare appearing in the crowd. Then who owns this car? As you can see, there is a Bahraini flag on the license plate indicating this car belongs to one of the citizens of that oil rich country.
Here's a unique-shaped McLaren X-1 Concept as seen at the Bahrain F-1 racing arena. (Picture from: GTSpirit)
As quoted from TopSpeed, this unique-shaped supercar had official debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2012. It can be denied, that the one-off McLaren X-1 was one of the stars of the history of supercar. This McLaren X-1 supercar concept built based on the MP4-12C platform ​​by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO), in particular for consumers who was already have the McLaren F1, MP4-12C, and Mercedes-Benz SLR.
The McLaren X-1 concept car made ​​by McLaren, in particular just made for consumers who was already have McLaren F1, MP4-12C and Mercedes-Benz SLR. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
According to Director of MSO Programme, Paul MacKenzie, the inspiration of McLaren X-1 taken from a variety of models ranging from the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K, 1959 Buick Electra, 1961 Facel Vega, 1953 Chrysler D'Elegance Ghia, and 1971 Citroën SM, included the Jaeger LeCoultre art deco clock, Thomas Mann' Montblanc pen, an airstream trailer, a grand piano, and an eggplant.
The doors have the same movement as the 12C has and the same twin-hinge system, meaning they open exactly the same way. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
By merging of all those elements above into one that produces the such supercar with very unique and eccentric design, and seems just Batman able to have it. Furthermore MSO has been instilled throughout the body with carbon materials thus making it wider 18.8 cm, and 10.9 cm longer than the MP4-12C.
From the back end, the X-1 does retain one item from its 12C base, the top-mounted exhaust exits. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
The exterior is equipped with the last touch of a sprinkling of piano black color. All parts of the exterior detail using a mixture of nickel and aluminum plate material, while the wheels using the same color as the body
The basic outlay of the interior on the X-1 is identical to that on the MP4-12C. Beside that the customer did have it custom-fitted with Harissa Red McLaren Nappa leather on the seats, doors, and roof. The gear shifter is machined aluminum coated with nickel. Aluminum bezel is strewn throughout the cabin, as well. One final interior touch is the addition of carbon-fiber trim with titanium weave, which gives it a 3D effect.
The eccentric concept car for the super-rich consumers. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
Despite its completely unique bodywork with a weight of 1,400 kg, and share the same mechanical system with the MP4-12C, including the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and consequently produces the same 592 hp at 7,000 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm.

It also boasts the 7-speed automated manual transmission from its donor that sends power to the rear wheels. Given the curb weight remains about the same, it is safe to assume that the X-1 retains the same 3.2-second sprint to 60 mph same to the MP4-12C does. *** [EKA [30052013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OKEZONE | TOPSPEED | GTSPIRIT ]
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