The McLaren X-1 Concept car has been recently sold to an anonymous collector after it was presented to the public at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The British based automaker said that the McLaren X-1 Concept has been inspired by classic cars like the Citroen SM, the Facel Vega or the Mercedes-Benz 540K, but its design is also drawn from the Guggenheim Museum or from the shape of a piano. McLaren didn’t announce who the anonymous collector is or how much he had to pay for the one-off supercar but judging by the info offered and by the fact that the model was revealed in the United States, we dare to say that he might be Jay Leno.
McLaren says that the X-1 Concept car is using the same technical platform as the MP4-12C, along with the engine which is being shared with the supercar too. The body of the X-1 is made out of carbon fiber and some elements have been specially produced for this car, like the rims or the headlights. Another unique feature for modern cars is the rear wheel which is covered by the panel. No details have been announced on the performance of the X-1 Concept but it’s expected to be similar to the MP4-12C.