This is another 6 wide McLaren - this time, the McLaren P1.
The inspiration came from seeing someone else's MOC (I cannot recall where, so I cannot credit) using the clear Bionicle part as car headlights.
Being a McLaren fan, I've adopted for the newer age McLaren cars. The requirement for a axle pin to hold the headlights gave the first challenge - I was unable to attach a plate below for the black front splitter as it would rub the floor. This brought on my first attempt using the SC wheels, as it was taller than the old trusty 11208 14mm I have previously been using. However, this brought on another issue - the SC 18mm wheels did not clear the standard 50745 wheel arches, and really disliked using the SC wheel arches (see my McLaren F1 post). Fortunately, the 18mm wheels DID fit into the 98282 wheel arches, giving me the flexibility I needed with the wheel arches, and the clearance I needed with the 18mm wheels.
My next challenge came with the 1x3x2 arch I used on the side as the air intake and how it interacted with the 10x1 curve above it. In order for the arch to fit under it, I had to extend the car's length by 1x brick more than I'd like. Also, I'm pretty sure how it's connected how is an illegal build.
Following on, the next challenge was the black side skirts. With some parts being upside down on the side of the body, and the black curves behind them, I had to use upside down tiles to make the black side skirts work. I had to play with the bottom of the car to make sure everything is still relatively strong and swooshable.
Onto the back, and my biggest challenge here is the diffusers. I wanted the diffusers to be slightly lower than the orange cheese slopes, so that they 'reveal' a bit if looking directly side on. That was the simple part, but still allowing those cheese slopes to stick onto the rest of the body was difficult, resulting in me using the black L shaped plates to hold them on. I am also unsure whether these cheese slopes should be sloping upwards or inwards, they both work from different angles.
Hope everyone enjoy it. I did skip the Italian car I mentioned in my last post, but I had some doubts after taking photos of it. The next car is another McLaren, the latest release in fact.