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McLaren’s Sabre Coupe latest hypercar is a 15-unit limited edition designed

McLaren’s Sabre Coupe latest hypercar is a 15-unit limited edition designed

McLaren’s latest hypercar is a 15-unit limited edition designed exclusively for the United States — and they’re all spoken for. The Sabre is the most powerful non-hybrid car ever from McLaren, with a twin-turbo V8 making 824 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque. No acceleration figures were made public, but McLaren does claim a top speed of 218 MPH.

McLaren Sabre supercar

McLaren Sabre supercar

Completely secret until Tuesday, the Sabre is the latest brainchild of the automaker’s bespoke division, McLaren Special Operations. Each car was tailored to the “exacting standards” of its owners, who were invited to contribute to the design process, according to a press release from McLaren Beverly Hills and partner O’Gara Motorsport. As part of the collaboration, the owners were flown out to the UK to visit the design studio and were given a chance to test drive a prototype at the Thermal Club Private Race Track.

McLaren Sabre supercar

McLaren Sabre supercar

The Sabre itself looks like an even more dramatic version of the automaker’s $2.25 million Speedtail. It’s underlying shape and profile are very similar to that of the sleek speedster, though it’s been adorned with a number of new aerodynamic elements, like a front splitter, ventilated hood, angular fenders and sides kirts, a rear cover and a central fin that connects to a giant, race car-style rear wing. Completing the package are a set of striking butterfly doors that make the two-seater one of the most memorable McLarens in recent memory.

The Sabre is based on the Senna’s carbon fiber monocoque with revised aerodynamics that makes the higher top speed possible. Clients were able to drive the Saber around Thermal Club’s private racetrack in California, along with giving feedback and tailoring their car to their liking directly with McLaren via video conference.