Mclaren Speedtail Albert Is An Exclusive That Honors The Hypercar's History

by AutoExpert   |  5 August, 2021

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McLaren sought to give the Speedtail a unique livery that looks attractive and alluded to its aerodynamic character as it was making it ready for tests on open streets. One customer was so taken with it that they requested that the stripey design be tattooed on their car.

Since both were three-seater automobiles, the test car was named Albert in honor of the Albert Drive grounds where the McLaren F1's test mules were built in 1992. The livery, on the other hand, symbolized the Speedtail's optimized airflow.

Regrettably for McLaren Special Operations, printing a vehicle wrap for a test mule is a lot easier than actually painting an exclusive livery for a client who will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for your automobile. Two specialists covered the car after the staff decorated test panels to see if the concept was feasible.

As the lines run all around the automobile, it was necessary to execute this with the wheel on to ensure perfect cross-panel position.

The design plan used about 2 km (1.2 miles) of line-out material in total. The chassis had to be disassembled after that for the panels to be finished perfectly. Mclaren Speedtail Albert was rejoined after the first coating to assure accuracy, then split again for the remaining paint layers.

The job took a total of 12 weeks, with 2 weeks allocated to masking, 6 weeks to painters, and the final 4 weeks to drying and reassembling.

The colors selected for the design are also unique. The front of Mclaren Speedtail Albert is completed in Ueno Grey, the same color as the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while the rear is done in Magnesium Silver, the same shade as the McLaren F1 that made its debut at the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix.


“For our customers, the Speedtail journey has been an exhilarating journey, from picturing their thoughts to implementing these ideas and sharing their excitement when the final product was revealed,” said Ansar Ali, Managing Director at McLaren Special Operations. “With Albert, we can bring this effort to a close, and we are happy to do it on a high note.”

On August 8, the Speedtail will make its public premiere at the Sunset GT luxury vehicles and coffee gathering in Beverly Hills, nearby the shop where Mclaren Speedtail Albert was booked.

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