Yes, the McLaren X-1 you see above is an actual car, and not just a concept. It’s a one-of-a-kind model built for a very wealthy individual. Based on the MP4-12C, it’s “surrounded by bespoke carbon panels and brightwork machined from solid aluminum, like the shoulder rails, the headlight ‘eyebrows’ and even the McLaren Airbrake.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Said client wanted to draw potential designers of his Hepburn-mobile from inside and outside McLaren, with Korean-born RCA grad Hong Yeo’s design being the final one you see before you. McLaren’s Yeo referenced a 1961 Facel Vega, a ’53 Chrysler D’Elegance Ghia, a 1959 Buick Electra, a 1939 Mercedes 540K and a 1971 Citroen SM.

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