Super Sexy McLaren MP4-X: An Aspirational Tron-Like Vision of an F1 Future

McLaren may currently be struggling with power but they are still looking forward and have some fairly interesting ideas for the potential direction of F1. The MP4-X concept attempts to visualise this potential future with strong aesthetic qualities and significant physical differences to today’s cars – not least the enclosed cockpit and shrouded wheels.

“With the futuristic McLaren MP4-X concept racecar, we wanted to peer into the future and imagine the art of the possible,” said John Allert, Group Brand Director, McLaren Technology Group.

“We have combined a number of F1’s key ingredients – speed, excitement and performance, with the sport’s emerging narratives – such as enclosed cockpits to enhance driver safety, and hybrid power technologies.”

“Formula 1 is the ultimate gladiatorial sport, and the future we envisage will be a high tech, high performance showcase that excites fans like no other sport.”

It certainly doesn’t hurt to peer through the looking glass at a more positive alternative to the current F1 line-up. If Formula One is to remain the pinnacle of motor sport, it should embrace technological advancement at every level and avoid being drawn into constant fiddling with outmoded practices and find a way to better share those technical achievements with fans of the sport.

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