McLaren Sabre has a 351 km/h top speed
McLaren is not done building limited-edition hypercars. From the Senna to the GT and recently the roofless Elva, the British marque has now revealed the new Sabre. Just like the models that came before, it looks wild - almost like a fighter jet on wheels.
But unlike McLaren's other one-offs or limited-run models, the Sabre is exclusively available to the US market. Interestingly, its announcement was not made by McLaren, but by the automaker's Beverly Hills dealership in the US.
Styling-wise, the Sabre looks like a blend between the Speedtail and the Senna. It features aggressive lines and extreme aero including a massive wing integrated into the fenders. There's also a vertical tail fin similar to Le Mans racers. Despite looking like a mashup of McLaren vehicles, the Sabre is a completely new car built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO). The owners themselves were also included in the design process to ensure that the finished car would match their desired concept.
To match the wild exterior design, McLaren says the Sabre packs “the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren twin-turbo V8 engine to date”. No specifics about the engine itself were given, but the automaker says it produces 824 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. It also has a maximum top speed of 351 km/h, making it the fastest two-seater McLaren built. Do remember that the Speedtail and the F1 both have three seats.
As mentioned earlier, the Sabre is a limited-run model and is exclusive to the US-market. Why the US only? According to McLaren, it's because “the car has been homologated solely to US federal standards, featuring ideas and innovations that global homologation would not permit”.
No official price was announced, but we're sure the Sabre will surely cost a fortune. What's even more interesting is McLaren didn't say whether all 15 units have been spoken for. So for the ultra-wealthy McLaren fans out there, why not try your luck and see if a unit is still available. It might also be the last non-hybrid McLaren as future models will be electrically assisted.