McLaren MP4-X Concept
Out of the blue, McLaren came out with this new racing car concept, looking like an interesting mix between a McLaren F1 and some 2015 F1-universe DNA..Speaking of DNA, it’s more than interesting – if not Sci-Fi – that the car manufacturer wants this vehicle to feature a mind control interface, which would allow the driver to control some vehicle systems by thought and allow pit crews to better understand what drivers are thinking.
The concept also features a canopy, meant to improve aerodynamics and protect the driver from debris. The special chassis imagined for this project would be constructed out of materials that can regain their shape after an impact, which sounds like playing a PC game, crashing, and not damaging the car.
Obviously, McLaren is bent on breaking some rules, since their concept also includes a system capable to remove down-force on straights for more speed and add that down-force back in for cornering – this is currently illegal in the F2 circuit. Now, realistically speaking, the canopy will probably become a reality soon, for safety reasons. The rest, however, you’re free to dream about.