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McLaren, which has built very special automobile models, and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the leader of the warplane world, have formed a partnership for the future. McLaren, whose every supercar and hypercar model made a splash, and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, whose name is synonymous with the most advanced warplanes, collaborated to create the car models of the future. They announced their partnership by bringing together the McLaren Artura model and the concept fighter jet used in the Top Gun: Maverick movie. The partners will ensure that the systems developed for the fighter jet design process are brought to automobile design and production.
State-of-the-art software reportedly developed by Skunk Works allows high-speed manufacturing and design systems to be better calibrated against current design methods, with the potential to allow McLaren to push design boundaries in the future. McLaren’s Darren Goddard said in a statement on the subject: “McLaren is a pioneering company that always pushes the boundaries and seeks innovative solutions to produce supercars with the highest features.” Working with a company was a natural fit for us. “We hope this will be the start of a longer and deeper collaboration that will benefit our customers in the long run.”
According to the statement, McLaren engineers will soon begin working with engineers at Skunk Works to test and see how aerospace technologies can be commercially adapted to the automotive world. The results of this partnership are already arousing great curiosity.