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

Did you leave any personal or signature touch on the vehicle?

This car is really unique. I think the chrome lines are what I first laid out. You can see the side line, the mark that I hope to be some sort of a signature as I continue. It's a car where it's made up by the details. When you see press shots of it, it's very different than when you see it in person. That's what makes a difference. All the chrome bits on this car are machined out of solid billet aluminum and dipped in nickel. You don't get to do that on modern-day cars anymore, because of costs. Technology has gotten to the point that you can mimic it. On this car, everything is genuine, and that's something I really wanted to communicate. You can still build a car with genuine materials. Being that this is unique and my first car, there are a lot of other elements that were in play.

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