This is the McLaren Unique X-1, a concept vehicle that will be unveiled this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
It has been created on commission for a McLaren customer. The client in question already has the McLaren F1, a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a McLaren MP4-12C. It took three years of hard work.
Development included 625 miles of testing, including two intensive stints at the Idiada circuit in Spain, driven by McLaren chief test driver Chris Goodwin. After testing, it was meticulously rebuilt to concours standard.
All body panels of the Unique X-1 are made from carbon fiber and the vehicle weights about 1400kg.
The X-1 is 4658mm long – 109mm longer than a 12C. Width is 2097mm (with mirrors) – an increase of 188 mm. As expected the X-1 shares the same the major mechanical components as the 12C, including the twin-turbo 625PS engine, giving astonishing acceleration and top speed.
Inside, the MP4-12C interior is retained. It gets a bespoke Harissa Red McLaren Nappa leather for the seats, door and roof trim. Switchgear is constructed from machined nickel-coated, aluminium bezels. Carbon interior trim features a titanium weave and the carpets are Special Andesiter.
Following the display at Pebble Beach, the X-1 will be returned to McLaren’s Special Operations for a final pre-delivery inspection, before it’s handed off to the client.