The top half of the body is visible and we can see muscular fenders, headlight cutouts, and what looks to be paintwork in a dark matte finish. But below the bodywork is what counts – peeking out of the darkness are huge off-road tires. The McLaren XE page itself shared individual images of the side profile. Here, we can see the SUV’s narrow glasshouse and swoopy lines, as well as rear wheel arches that go up extremely high. Clearly, this EV racer has tremendous ground clearance.

“From the outset, McLaren has always been at the forefront and never afraid to push new boundaries,” said Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, back in June. “The new venture is true to our roots of participating in a variety of categories, innovation, and bravery.”