Comments - McLaren X-1 Concept is a One-Off Shocker

Published: Aug 19, 2012
Description: Yes, this is a McLaren although it looks like something straight out of a classic black and white noir film. Making its premiere at Pebble Beach over the weekend, no one saw this thing coming, but we&...
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Rod Logan Feb 06, 2013
I think the committee that had the job on the front of the car did a good job, but the other two committiees responsible for the middle and back end both seemed to have suffered a number of "off" days.
Gem Dionisio Jan 20, 2013
UGLY!!! Ferrari makes better one off concept cars...
Darrel Newton Jan 15, 2013
The front doesn't look to bad but what the hell happened to the rest of the well is it a car or a boat or what. How could they get it so wrong or what was the guy thinking? Oh he wasn't thinking.
Ryan Sansossio Aug 19, 2012
Yahoo news had this info 3 days ago. Car buzz is falling alil behind
Christopher DeFreitas Aug 19, 2012
The front is not bad at all, but the side and back are absolutely horrendous.
Malachi Monteiro Aug 19, 2012
The only thing shocking about this thing is a how goddamn ugly it is.
Blake Shay Aug 19, 2012
Yup, McLaren brushing shoulders with an R8
Malachi Monteiro Aug 19, 2012
McLaren copied Audi's homework this time.
Description: Initial planning for it began three years ago - before the 12C on which it's based on was even launched. This client desired a supercar with all of the capabilities of the then upcoming 12C but &...
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Darian Vorlick Aug 19, 2012
Damn this car definitely succeeded
Carlos Ernesto Garcia Aug 19, 2012
Damn i wish i was rich enough to higherclaren to make me a car :(
Carlton Salmon Aug 19, 2012
Styling-wise I think you could also add the Panther Six to that list as well.
Description: A competition was held amongst McLaren's in-house designers as well as designers from the outside world. But the winning design came from McLaren's Korean-born RCA graduate Hong Yeo and was ...
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Darrel Newton Jan 15, 2013
How could Mclaren allow someone to win with such a god awful design?
Tevin Xko Davis Aug 20, 2012
Egg plant really lol XD I can believe that
Richard W. White Jan 16, 2013
Three thumbs down ugly
Tomas Arango Ferreira Aug 22, 2012
Its a car from the movie irobot........
Ramon M Hug Aug 21, 2012
the new definiton of UGLY!!!
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Aug 20, 2012
Lol at least only one was built :)
Tanner Middleton Aug 20, 2012
this honestly looks like the rear end of a speed boat.
Tevin Xko Davis Aug 20, 2012
Oh gods no mmmumm nope naaa take it back ppl, sure classic look but this is a epic fail , like it but nooope not it's time anymore. But the buyer can be happy with it.
Ryan Duever Aug 20, 2012
This was a great car back and all ... Until someone went and covered the wheels
Tn Ng Aug 20, 2012
This car reminds me of an episode from the Simpsons, when Homer designed a car lol. Epic fail
Jason Reimann Aug 19, 2012
Omg... Is that carbon fiber?
Christo Savaides Aug 19, 2012
@Redge - I hate Mansory actually LOL.
Jonny Seegmiller Aug 19, 2012
Oh hey worlds ugliest car
Blake Shay Aug 19, 2012
What the heck? Spare tire? Lol, this is like cruella devile's new car. Probably made up of puppies, it's so ugly.
Colin Dzendolet Aug 19, 2012
saw the front and was intrigued, now, I can't comprehend the sheer amount of fail here...
darrellbell24 Aug 19, 2012
@alex I dunno about you guys but I for sure will buy a Veyron before any of its competitors...I know this isn't one but I'm just saying. in my opinion, an all white veyron roadster is just perfect.....
Alex Smith Aug 19, 2012
I agree with Ryan. Veyrons (and anything Bugatti designs for that matter) look way worse than this.
Jesse Weis Aug 19, 2012
The front was cool (i agree with matthew on the r8 bit) but the back looks like, i dunno, a cross between a 1970s station wagon and a collander
Ryan Sansossio Aug 19, 2012
Of course it looks old school, THATS THE IDEA. I like it. Id buy it before a veyron, better lookin
Tin Nguyen Aug 19, 2012
This is one ugly automotive. I'm surprised it even makes it this far.
Garrett Hullender Aug 19, 2012
R we in the 1930's again?
Parker Field Aug 19, 2012
Get rid of the wheel covers and it would look ALOT better
darrellbell24 Aug 19, 2012
maybe the lights
darrellbell24 Aug 19, 2012
@Mathew. how do you see an R8?
darrellbell24 Aug 19, 2012
this is terrible. the tron looks old and the back is too gloomy.it feels like somebody died and made this as tribute
Cody Gillard Aug 19, 2012
that back end actually the entire car needs to be restyled too (gloomy)
Redge Diakité Aug 19, 2012
@ Christo that means that you LOVE Mansory ;)
Dillon Magee Aug 19, 2012
I thought it looked good. Then I saw the back.
Christo Savaides Aug 19, 2012
Call me crazy but I like it.
Darian Vorlick Aug 19, 2012
Ok I take back my compliments. Wow. That rear is ugly as shit.
Ryu Tsuchiya Aug 19, 2012
a sportscar should not look like a Citroen, specially not a Mclaren!!!!
Alex Smith Aug 19, 2012
Idk guys at least it stands out. So much stuff has been done with supercars that maybe this is a revolutionary way to go. At least it's more than just a knock off of what everyone has already done a thousand times over and I respect McLaren for that.
Louis Marr Aug 19, 2012
Absolutely gross. The front looks good but the back is aweful
David Purcell Aug 19, 2012
Ahhh it looks gross if anyone thinks this looks good then they have no taste
Colby Thompson Aug 19, 2012
Maybe if they uncovered the back wheels it might look halfway decent...
Matt Piccolo Aug 19, 2012
I'll take a Prius please -_- this thing is just horrendous
Alan Baars Aug 19, 2012
Imagine driving this thing home to show the spouse after weeks of enthusiastic 'wait till you see it' comments. Would a good spouse say anything or just grin and bear it.
Alan Baars Aug 19, 2012
Uche - exactly! Was thinking this is what the Bat mobile would look like if they did a 1960's period remake. In any other context...yuk.
Aaron Cartwright Aug 19, 2012
Wonder what he would have thought of this car? This is an interesting design and mix of design just wish he did the ghia more justice.
Aaron Cartwright Aug 19, 2012
Wow you can really see the ghia in it, to bad the ghia fire arrow is one of the most beautiful cars, and this is well, not. This is not what I wanted to see when they said he took inspiration from ghia. My uncle spent 25 years restoring the OG ghia.
Garrett Serrano Aug 19, 2012
I like this thing up until I saw the rear end of it
Cory Allen Aug 19, 2012
This is like seeing a girl from one angle and thinking she is pretty hot. Then she turns around and its like "EVERYBODY RUN!!!"
Trevor Hendrickson Aug 19, 2012
So disappointed in this car. The front of it gave it so much potential.
Lead Peddalin Aug 19, 2012
Holy shit. I hate this.
Ryan Spencer Aug 19, 2012
Dale, you have said it. How unfortunate this is.
Dale Fredriks Aug 19, 2012
I'll tell you exactly what this is. It is a ski boat that's decided to be a car.
Vince Cassi Aug 19, 2012
@Connor This car is going to one of McLaren's clients, so they already sold it.
Kevin Hinkle Aug 19, 2012
I think if they got rid of the wheel covers and made the back not look ridiculous it would be a really good looking car... Love the front of it
Jean Paul Soto Aug 19, 2012
Well its different.
John Serely Aug 19, 2012
....ugh I dont like the wheels covers, at all
Knox Ferraro Aug 19, 2012
They used an eggplant for inspiration.
Jared Joyner Aug 19, 2012
Much rather have the one in the background
Uche Ukaegbu Aug 19, 2012
Plz what in gods name is this a OLD BAT MOBILE?? this cannot be McLaren's work.....
Colby Church Aug 19, 2012
Yeah, that's ugly...
Avery Williams Aug 19, 2012
There's just too much going on in the rear and the front is a little similar to the Audi R8.
Malachi Monteiro Aug 19, 2012
Kill it with fire, this is just-NO!
Jonathan St-Pierre Aug 19, 2012
The front is not so bad but the rear is awfull!!!
Jimmy An Aug 19, 2012
Hideous....absolutely hideous!
Jackson Chan Aug 19, 2012
This guy has all the money anyone will need but he still cant buy taste. This car looks terrible
Mike Ulickey Aug 19, 2012
Curious to see the designs they turned down.
John P Jerse Aug 19, 2012
Something only a pimp could love
Redge Diakité Aug 19, 2012
I bet he's a Mansory fan
Domi Bsaibes Aug 19, 2012
Bad, ugly, horrible.. Anything u want
Steven Whowhat Aug 19, 2012
back to the bet mobile robin!!!!
Herbert Beltran Aug 19, 2012
@Jay If you read any of the article it says it was McLarens own Korean born designer Hong Yeo. Check out the inspirations for the design as well. Definitely unattractive but very innovative
Chad Collins Aug 19, 2012
Did they try to make a classic Audi r8?
Jay Kolvenbag Aug 19, 2012
I bet this was an american designer
Barry Boo Wilson Aug 19, 2012
Just say it. It looks pathetic, terrible, gross well just plan fugly.
Jay Kolvenbag Aug 19, 2012
Please don't, just don't do it.
Omair Lukmani Aug 19, 2012
I like the front, might just be me, but the back is...umm, i don't know how to describe it...interesting? Old, and new, mixed with a little overdone designing...different...
Claudio Komba Aug 19, 2012
Not too sure about that rear......
Carlton Salmon Aug 19, 2012
Well it's...erm...different...
Description: All told, the X-1 took two and half years to build. The brightwork is all machined from solid aluminum, and then nickel finished giving the same hue throughout. The doors have been especially develope...
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Ryan Duever Aug 20, 2012
I dont want to be a part of this new design era
Colin Dzendolet Aug 19, 2012
unique doesn't come close to attractive on this one
Rocky Rocker Aug 19, 2012
This looks like what Chevy, Ford and Dodge did in the 50's with their Concept Vehicles. Still, looks like a, well Crapola.
James Buster Aug 19, 2012
That look horrible
Das Stig Aug 19, 2012
let's hope not. if the new f1 looks anything like this I will be pissed
Tomas Arango Ferreira Aug 22, 2012
The back doesnt match the front, its odd looking....
Tony Bitar Aug 20, 2012
It looks like battman's car
Alan Baars Aug 19, 2012
I bet in a good cross wind it sounds just like a pan flute...
Colin Dzendolet Aug 19, 2012
goes from 0-wtf in 2 body panels, why couldn't the rest of it look this good?
Matt Piccolo Aug 19, 2012
Front looks nothing like the new nsx... I'd take the Nsx in a heart beat
Alan Baars Aug 19, 2012
...best just to keep it in the garage with this end facing out.
Ryan Spencer Aug 19, 2012
The front is pretty epic...
Kevin Hinkle Aug 19, 2012
It does not look exactly like the NSX they are slightly similar but the NSX looks drastically different
Bill Estep Jr Aug 19, 2012
The front of it looks exactly like the new NSX
Peter Pasalidis Aug 19, 2012
The front looks good
Ryan Veitch Aug 20, 2012
I'm a huge McLaren (Road cars and formula 1) fan but this is just ridiculous!!
Colin Dzendolet Aug 19, 2012
the bat wing! Dammit... turn around and take it right in your ass you sick degenerate! (Waiting reference ftw)
Parker Field Aug 19, 2012
I like it w/o the wheel covers
Cody Gillard Aug 19, 2012
this angle isnt half bad just take off that wheel cover
Matt Piccolo Aug 19, 2012
I'm seeing Audi tt in the lights!
Adithya Chandrasekhar Aug 19, 2012
Front equals: audi r8 lights(similar) and general veyron shape
Alan Baars Aug 19, 2012
Hahahahaha! Yes Jared!
Jared Palmer Aug 19, 2012
Activate the deflector shields, we're being attacked by the ugly stick. Damn we were too late!
Bobby Junior Aug 19, 2012
They don't come off, they just lift up so you can get to the wheel
Elijah Chet Roseberry Aug 19, 2012
This is almost the same design as the old Chrysler ME-four12
Jimmy An Aug 19, 2012
When it raises it's hind leg, does it squirt out petrol?
Ben August Aug 19, 2012
So how did this win the in-house design? Did anyone else even enter ?
Dan Marino Aug 19, 2012
I'm glad those dumbass side skirts come off
Darrel Newton Jan 15, 2013
It may be a one off or at least we hope so but why would Mclaren allow a guy to get them to do such a ugly car. Not very Mclaren. This will go down in history as the ugliest Mclaren ever.
Ivan Rudnitsky Aug 20, 2012
What's the point of dropping $20k on wheels when you can only see $10k of them?
David Pires-Ihsaan Aug 19, 2012
I like the scoops and the wheel covers, but they couldve done better with the back. Ehh, who cares. Its a one-off for a guy who thinks it looks great so why does our opinion matter..?
David Pires-Ihsaan Aug 19, 2012
The front half is part rolls-royce, part audi r8. Then it goes to shit..
Cory Allen Aug 19, 2012
It gets worse a the farther back it goes, it's like watching someone's progression on meth.
Devin Babyn Aug 19, 2012
After the doors the design just goes to shit
Bill Estep Jr Aug 19, 2012
It reminds me of that car homer Simpson designed lol
Carlos Ernesto Garcia Aug 19, 2012
I thought that too lol
Andre Vettorato Aug 19, 2012
Looks like the back of a boat.. I vote no lol
Matt Piccolo Aug 19, 2012
This angle does look better but eh, still don't really care for it
Chris Gaines Aug 19, 2012
it looks good here cuz you cant see all the weird bits and pieces sticking out at you haha
Carlos Ernesto Garcia Aug 19, 2012
Looks better from this angle
Colby Church Aug 19, 2012
To each his own I suppose.
Peter Pasalidis Aug 19, 2012
The rear looks good
Cody Gillard Aug 19, 2012
exterior=bad interior=mindblowing
Matt Piccolo Aug 19, 2012
I love the interior, too bad the rest isn't this nice lol
Chris Gaines Aug 19, 2012
the interior is so.. mclaren, compared to the rest of the car
Achmed Mabulela Aug 19, 2012
This is hurting my eyes, what were they thinking???
William Forgham Aug 19, 2012
My unpopular opinion of the day: I actually like this car.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 19, 2012
Well, it is based off a MP4...
Dan Marino Aug 19, 2012
No way!! An interior of a concept car that doesn't look like its from another planet.