The McLaren X-1 concept is a bespoke vehicle based on the MP4-12C supercar. It was commissioned by a loyal McLaren customer who wanted a truly unique car and, after three years of consultation between McLaren, the client and design Chief Frank Stephenson, the X-1 was born.
The body panels of the X-1 are constructed from carbon and lined in piano black. Other unique features include the head- and taillights – inspired by the McLaren logo – and the enclosed rear wheels. While the basic styling fundamentals of the interior are untouched, several modifications were carried out on the seats, door trim, roof lining and switchgear. The carbon interior trim has a titanium weave so as to give it a magical 3D-like appearance.
All these changes meant the X-1 needed to be specially homologated for road use. The X-1 shares the same mechanical components as the 12C, including the twin turbocharged 441kW mill bestowing it with pretty impressive acceleration and top speed figures. After its debut, on the Monterey Peninsula, the X-1 will return to MSO head office in Woking and thoroughly checked before the new owner takes delivery.