This is the McLaren Sabre, an exclusive hypercar for the US market.
Like all extreme limited-edition hypercars, there'll be very few and they're already spoken for. That's right, there'll be just 15 units and all have been sold. McLaren customers are said to have 'participated in the development process'.
The McLaren Sabre has been designed and homologated exclusively for the US market and the UK carmaker says the Sabre takes 'design, engineering and aerodynamic conventions to new limits.'
It's powered by the twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but in this application, outputs have been ramped up to 614 kW and 800 Nm. A top speed of 350 kph is claimed, making the Sabre the most powerful non-hybrid and fastest 2-seater McLaren. Towards the end of 2020, the Sabre customers enjoyed a private test drive of a prototype version of their new car on track in Partnership with O'Gara Motorsport and McLaren Beverly Hills.
"I've been fortunate enough to have been involved with a number of very special cars and I've never seen a manufacturer give clients the level of access that McLaren Special Operations has provided for the Sabre," commented Parris Mullins, Motorsport Director for O'Gara Motorsport. "Everything from visiting the 'skunkworks' style design studio in the UK to flying out the actual development test mule for clients to get behind the wheel of and drive at a private track -these just aren't things you typically get access to," said Mullins.
"We were extremely pleased with how the event went and were honoured to support such an integral part of the customer journey for the Sabre," said O'Gara Motorsport director, Parris Mullins. "And today we are thrilled to hand over the first McLaren Sabre to its new owner - this time, not just a client, more a customer who has been in part collaborator, designer and factory test driver as their dream came to reality"