Back in my day, you used to have the ability to pay Honda for fancy gold-colored badges on your Accord. McLaren is now doing one thing related for its upcoming Speedtail hypercar besides, you realize, the supplies are only a bit nicer.
McLaren will provide quite a few high-end finishes for the badges on the Speedtail. It’s a part of the McLaren Special Operations group, which is devoted to customizing McLarens to the whims of their well-heeled consumers. For instance, MSO was accountable for the.
McLaren has not stated what number of choices can be found, and it is solely exhibiting off one badge for now, which includes a combination of carbon fiber and 18-karat white gold. The automaker stated one of many different choices is a badge manufactured from pure platinum. It will additionally ditch the badge totally in favor of an ultra-light lacquered switch, too, if the client offers manner an excessive amount of of a hoot about curb weights (the gold badge weighs a whopping three.5 ounces).
But this badge would not include any ol’ gold lifted from the bottom. The badge comes from Vaughtons, a British firm accountable for Olympic medals and varied sports activities trophies. The emblems are additionally laser-etched with details about their provenance, in case you had been involved it wasn’t fancy sufficient.
Late final week, McLaren, which appears to be like fairly darn slick, each metaphorically and aerodynamically talking. The automaker will construct simply 106 examples, all of which have been spoken for. Its hybrid-electric powertrain will put out a minimum of 1,000 horsepower, and it has a high pace greater than 243-mph restrict of the corporate’s first supercar, the McLaren F1. We’ll get to see the entire shebang on Oct. 26.