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McLaren JetSet could preview future minimalist supercar

McLaren made their intentions on creating a small, stripped-out supercar clear when they announced a design contest asking students enrolled in the Royal College of Art’s vehicle design course to imagine a minimalist McLaren supercar. Now, the winner of that contest has been chosen and may just be a starting point to McLaren’s future model.

The McLaren JetSet designed by Marianna Merenmies uses an electric motor and uses extensive amounts of carbon fiber on the chassis, body, and wheels. The concept measures just 3.7 meters long and 1.03 meters high, and has a proposed drag coefficient of 0.20.

When asked about the future model, McLaren Design boss Frank Stephenson said: "It’s about making more of less. It’s our job to push automotive technology — to make the car safer, lighter, more powerful, more efficient, eco-friendly and more fun to drive."

Expect to see the new supercar launched in 2015 with an intended price of £50,000, or about $78,000 at the current exchange rates.

Source: AutoCar



17 comments:

One of the most unique cars I’ve ever seen. Is this powerful?

It really looks like batman’s car.

Wow. This car is the most awaited future minimalist car. Not only because of the looks of it but also the price and engine.

Wow. All are great but I’m still doubting whether many people will buy this kind of car.

Do they have the technology to build this kind of vehicle? Or just they are acting like fools in making a horrible concept like this?

So cute, but I think that model will be having a hard time in the market. But I’m confident that MacLaren will do something to persuade people to buy this one.

When will they start working on this great concept? It’s my first time to see a wonderful car like this.

Oh! It’s like a toy car, and it’s unique in other cars that I have seen before.

It seems to be a great idea, but when it comes to designing; those wings I think can cause some accidents.

The exterior concept is great. It really has a future for McLaren. I’m looking forward to see this on its debut.

With their outstanding imagination, no wonder, they could bring achievement in McLaren with their impressive concept.

I’m not really impress with this type of car. Even though it is different, I think only few people will buy this if ever this car was propose to the business.

Those students have creative and impressive minds to have come up on such as a concept. Now I already knew what could be the future race will look like. I’m glad that there are students able to present their ideas with freedom. And it’s a good choice that McLaren chooses this concept as their future line-up for production.

Anyway, it doesn’t look like a super car for me. It’s more a futuristic car with its wing-like rear wheels.

I doubt that it is safe if it is a super car. I don’t trust the rear wing-like wheels. It seems it’s easy to break.

What an amazing concept! Will this JetSet is the next super car? I doubt that it can have the term super car.

Wow. Those gifted students must give a proper recognition most especially Marianna Merenmies.

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