Jump to content


SEARCH

2

McLaren goes even lighter with new featherweight wrap option

By Faiming_low on 01 Apr 2017 in Other News

Attached Image Feel like having your McLaren 570GT as light as possible? McLaren's new Feather Wrap option is the answer for you.

Created by MSO, the company’s bespoke division, this aero-perfected wrap needs 300 hours worth of time to create and consists of nearly 10,000 carbon-veined artificial feathers. Each feather is seven centimetres long and covered with a pearlescent lacquer, the feathers are applied to the car parallel to the forward direction, thus cushioning the effects of the air flowing over the bodywork.


Attached Image “Our engineers and designers have long been inspired by nature in our aim to create the lightest and most aerodynamic shapes on the road. We call this biomimicry,” said Robin Crane, McLaren’s Biomimicry Specialist.

“And it was on a beautiful day walking around our Woking campus that one of us looked up at the birds circling our lake, then picked up a feather from the ground and placed it on a car… That turned into a conversation with the craftsmen and women at MSO that led to the creation of the Feather Wrap.”


Buyers who want this exclusive wrap will get a chance to spec their 570GT with the Feather Wrap option only on 1st of April. ;)

Viewed: 8,324 times

Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



  • 1
Turboflat4 Apr 02 2017 10:57 AM

Even Macca celebrates April Fool's. :D

Photo
Still2016 Apr 05 2017 08:57 AM

A refreshing sense of humour.

  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 will sit below the A 45 in the A-Class line-up, rivalling the Audi S3 a...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Suzuki Motor Corp., the Japanese manufacturer known for its minicars, exited China as consumers s...
Photo
Unlike Hyundai's well-received N high performance sub brand, sister company Kia, won't be...
Photo
An authorised Ferrari dealership on Rokko Island has reported that 51 of the 53 Ferraris it had o...
Photo
"This will be the last of its kind," said Winkelmann. "Sooner or later the legislatio...
Photo
Proton has revealed its first ever SUV, the X70. Based off a Geely Boyue, the car will be availab...
   Lifestyle Articles