Fast & Curious: the McLaren X-1
McLaren's X-1 has polarised the office. Time to have it out with some verbal fisticuffs...
Posted: 15 Oct 2012
PD: Well, it couldn't be partially road-legal, could it? But, then again, maybe the front is and the rear isn't. The two halves do look like they were designed by people who never met each other and lived in different centuries. It's the automotive equivalent of a centaur. A hideous centaur.
SP: It isn't classically elegant - I'll give you that. Even Mackenzie described the X-1's design to me as "polarising". But it is brilliantly, daftly extravagant. To understand where it's coming from, we need to take a quick peek at the mood board that spawned the design.