This one in 15, £4.1m McLaren Saber is as crazy as it looks… and is for sale


A limited-run, US-only hypercar from McLaren Special Operations. oh that would be cheap

What you are seeing is a good news/bad news situation. Good? This is a McLaren saber, which looks like a McLaren when it is properly taken off the strap. Bad? Not only can you not afford it, you will probably never even see it in real life. At this point, it’s probably worth getting a little philosophical about the situation and accept that some things aren’t for everyone.

In fact, they’re really only for a select few – McLaren Special Operations only built 15 Sabres, all for US A’s customers, and are each fitted with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 of 824 bhp. So, that’s probably enough to keep pace without shifting down a big hill.

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If you’re wondering what Saber actually is, and why it’s not recorded in your psychic Rolodex of Hypercars, it may be because a) it’s a limited-run, US-only special, and b) One of the main fundraisers of an MSO is to do limited-run specials for very wealthy clients, most of whom prefer to keep their lights under a bushel. So a big PR tour was never going to be on the cards.

Then time for a quick refresher. The Saber McLaren is based on the Senna’s bonkers, but it’s hardly a matter of nip, tuck, and tinsel. More than 70 percent of the Saber’s parts are unique, which omits the original platform, drivetrain, and glasshouse—possibly to avoid homologating an entirely new car, as much as the base car is already a track-ready monster.

As you might expect, the more flowing form… erm, ‘function over form’ significantly reduces downforce from the military, offering only a third. and another 35bhp. Unsurprisingly, less aero and more power result in a 218mph top speed, making the Saber The fastest two-seater McLaren ever built,

And also that was a very custom creation, from the very beginning to suit the whims and wants of its owner. And credit where it’s due – while the Saber itself is as subtle as a sucker punch, the customization is actually quite measured, detracting from the ‘McLaren Senna bold inside a Hot Wheels car’ aesthetic rather than the car’s sheer craziness. enhances. your crazy. Take notes, tuner.

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By now, you’re probably wondering about the price. Well, consider for a second that this is a bespoke, hand-built, limited-run McLaren based on a sold-out, £750,000 track-ready hypercar, with only 70 percent new, hand-selected parts. with. Which may be one way of explaining that Macham estimates it will fetch as much as $5,000,000 USD (£4,100,000 or so) at its Monterey auction in a fortnight. It’s two weeks for our American friends. Some things are just not for everyone.

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