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: But what the hell is the car for? I really think McLaren should be concentrating on building better and better super-sleek supercars, not fat-thighed absurdities like this.
SP: I love its absurdity. I'm not being deliberately contrary here, but the X-1's differentness should be celebrated. Supercar design appears to be converging upon an aesthetic consensus - look how similar the shapes of the Ferrari 458 and MP4-12C are. No doubt this is a cluster around the most efficient aerodynamic solution, but it does mean we're losing diversity in the breed.