F1: McLaren showcases technology with MP4-X concept car

Published Dec. 3, 2015 1:07 p.m. EST

McLaren had a bit of fun by unveiling images of a concept car it calls the MP4-X – which it calls a “conceptual vision for the future of motorsport technology.”

McLaren's new concept car - the MP4-X.

The dramatic-looking design follows similar futuristic ideas issued in the past by Ferrari and Red Bull.

McLaren's new concept car - the MP4-X.


The McLaren is clearly intended to showcase various ideas that are already being pursued within the company, as well as suggesting technologies, while in their infancy, could one day be adopted in racing cars – including the driver using signals from his brain to control the car.

McLaren's new concept car - the MP4-X.

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

“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.”

For the full story of the MP4-x, check out the McLaren website: http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/car/mclaren-mp4-x/



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