McLaren Takes Luxury and Exclusivity to All New Levels with Gold and Platinum Badging for the 2019 Speedtail
These badges come from Olympic medal manufacturing jewelerby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Just when you thought that the limited-run-exclusivity of the Speedtail was enough to make you feel special, Mclaren has gone a step further to let you know that this car is not just fast; it also involves luxury. Instead of having the regular aluminum and gloss black exterior badges, the British brand has worked with Vaughtons jeweler to create an 18-carat white gold emblems with inset carbon fiber.
Let’s Exude Royalty With Exclusivity
McLaren has teamed with Vaughtons, a jeweler based out of Birmingham, England, to create these special badges. Vaughtons is known to make important items, including Olympic gold medals and the FA Cup soccer trophy.
The badges featured on the Speedtails are made from 18-carat white gold.
Vaughtons has laser-etched McLaren’s hallmark and has made markings showing the pieces’ creation date and location. The carbon fiber inlays were made using McLaren’s new Thin Ply Technology.
It doesn’t end here. You can opt for a solid platinum version of the badges if gold is not your ‘thing.’ If you’re buying this car for speed only, and each ounce of weight matters, then you can opt for a lacquered emblem transfer that’s essentially just a decal bearing the automaker’s name.
A Little About The Speedtail
The Speedtail is a new model that focuses on road-oriented performance, unlike the Senna, which is more track-centric. This three-seater, with driver’s cockpit in the middle, will come packed with McLaren’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine and electric motors.
The combined effort helps the Speedtail generate a staggering 987 horses, allowing it to sprint up to 243 mph.
The hypercar, set to launch on October 26, will have a limited production run of 106 units only. The Speedtail comes with a price tag of 1.75 million pounds ( $2.3 million); before options like white gold badges.
Since McLaren already has reservations for all the 106 copies of the Speedtail, so the only way to buy one will be if you find it on the second-hand market; or if McLaren goes the Ford GT way and re-opens application to reserve one again. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.
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