The seemingly endless, ruddy brown plains of Mars once delighted astronomers and Sci-Fi enthusiasts with the promise of a civilization better than our own. More advanced. More spectacular. Imagine what those prognosticators would have thought if they saw a McLaren P1 there. Here's as close as we're going to get.
Mars, it turns out, is kind of a crappy place for a car. Even with the hybrid engine the lack of oxygen would have a negative impact on the car, to say nothing of the driver. So it wasn't Mars. It's actually in Dubai, but it felt a bit like Mars taking such a mad looking car and parking in the Desert.
With my job I get to realise a lot of my dream shoots, but this for me was the ultimate and I've been dreaming of it for years (although the original dream was a McLaren F1 before the P1 came out). I only had 3 days in Dubai which meant quite a quick shoot and I wanted to get as much variety as possible. So this is the first half of the shoot, the sandy stuff! This is also the second time I've shot the P1.