McLaren’s MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division has revealed a one-off X-1 supercar at The Quail in Pebble Beach, created for an anonymous customer.
The customer wanted something unique, having already bought the F1 supercar, McLaren Mercedes Benz SLR, and MP4-12C. The X-1 has gone through 625 miles of testing, and has taken two and a half years to build.
The body panels of the X-1 are made purely from carbon fibre, with the shiny bits (brightwork) being made from aluminium and then given a nickel finish. The X-1 also features enclosed rear wheels, which can be accessed through some carbon panels attached to some unique hinges.
The X-1 weighs around 1,400kg, which McLaren claims to be nearly identical to the normal MP4-12C. It measures 4,688mm long (109mm longer than a 12C) and 2,097mm wide (188mm wider than a 12C). Its height is the same as the 12C’s at 1,199mm.
The X-1 interior is pretty much the same as the 12C’s, except maybe using different materials for some of the switchgear and trim. It also has the same 625hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as the 12C, which gives it ‘astonishing acceleration and top speed.’