Interview: 8 Questions With McLaren X-1 Supercar Designer Hong Yeo

How did the client approach McLaren?

The client wanted to build a very bespoke vehicle based on the 12C chassis. Among a few other supercars, he owns the 12 C, and he basically said he wanted the next level, something that was beyond the current supercar. He told us, "forget whatever you know about supercars. Create a supercar that you can take to the opera, and just imagine what a superhero would drive in his off hours to get to a fine restaurant in his regular social life. He came up with a list of cars that he likes and a list of objects that he likes and wanted to be reflected in the car and they were very much art deco. The time period was all over, but it was a distinct style that he wanted.

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