Lalique and McLaren — two of the world’s most luxurious brands — have partnered to create an exceptional collection comprised of two limited-edition sculptures. The “Essence of Speed” collection pays homage to McLaren’s vast accomplishments in the world of auto. With the depiction of a cheetah on each, the lighting-speed of the animal signifies the power McLaren’s autos have.
“McLaren possesses an outstanding racing pedigree and, over the years, has honed its expertise and pushed a relentless quest for speed in its cars, which are renowned for their engineering art,” says Lalique in its press kit. “For McLaren, inspiration comes from some of the fastest animals on earth, on land or in the air or sea — intelligent, adaptive and blisteringly quick.”
The first sculpture, the smallest of the two, is limited to 375 pieces. The number signifies the amount of P1 supercars released by McLaren. The cheetah that sits atop the base is made from satin-finished crystal, one of Lalique’s signature styles. The second sculpture, which is larger than the first, is fashioned with lost wax technique and a black base. The larger statue only has 20 pieces created, which pays homage to the number of Formula One World Championships McLaren won.
The Essence of Speed collection will be available at select LALIQUE boutiques starting this March. The smaller cheetah will retail for $2,800, while the larger one will retail for $69,000. For more information, visit www.Lalique.com.