Vorsteiner’s Carbon Fiber McLaren MP4-VX is all about AerodynamicsAugust 12, 2013 • By Ryan Konko
Slicing through air with carbon fiber.
Vorsteiner has become very proficient in the field of carbon fiber. The lightweight material is the future of not just supercars, but the automotive industry. Many of the super- and sports cars today utilize the material to reduce weight for better overall performance. The most recent vehicle to bear the Vorsteiner range of carbon fiber components has been dubbed the “McLaren MP4-VX”, and while it doesn’t feature any power upgrades, it’s quite the supercar.
The new McLaren MP4-VX features an array of new carbon fiber aerodynamics designed by Vorsteiner. Each component is made from a high-strength autoclaved pre-preg carbon fiber structure that lends to a greater overall stability, durability, and quality compared to more traditionally-manufactured carbon fiber components. Each piece was also designed to work alongside the McLaren MP4-12C factory design and aerodynamics in order to create the best upgrade possible.
Vorsteiner’s McLaren MP4-VX wears a new front bumper with an integrated spoiler. The bumper has a larger surface area than the factory unit and helps to generate downforce at the front axle for better high speed stability. As an option, customers can order a chin spoiler replacement and side sill extension blades for even more aggressive aerodynamics.
Integrated into each side of the McLaren MP4-VX is a new set of carbon fiber side skirts. The skirts help to reduce drag and redirect airflow away from the wheels. Since the doors extend to the bottom of the car the set of skirts comes in multiple pieces, allowing them to be attached to the door and body separately. Vorsteiner also offers the skirts with a UV-inhibiting clear coat lacquer.
The final aspect of the Vorsteiner McLaren MP4-VX conversion is a big, bad butt. And we’re not talking about a donkey booty here, it’s a lean, mean rear-end packed with muscle and designed for performance. The bumper features an integrated diffuser that works with the front bumper to optimize aerodynamics and stabilize the super car at high speeds using its large channels. Customers can order a special European license plate bracket holder if they so desire as well.
The new Vorsteiner McLaren MP4-VX is designed for both the MP4-12C Coupe and Spider models.
Vorsteiner McLaren MP4-VX Specifications
-Carbon fiber front bumper with integrated spoiler
-Carbon fiber side skirts
-Carbon fiber rear bumper with integrated diffuser
Vorsteiner McLaren MP4-VX Gallery