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Famous Street Artist Helps Create Once-Off McLaren 720S

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Colorful 720S can't be hung up on your wall but makes a bold statement.

Have you got nearly half a million bucks to spend on a piece of art? It may sound like a lot, but this particular creation also has the added benefit of being able to get you to 60 mph in under three seconds. Thanks to the combined efforts of Miami-based 1016 Industries and Alec Monopoly, the world-famous street artist, a once-off spray-painted McLaren 720S was created to be displayed at the Art Basel art show in Miami Beach. 1016 Industries created a special carbon-fiber composite for the project and the $415,000 McLaren is one of several art cars to be showcased at the event.

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A legendary car like the McLaren called for a legendary artist, and Alec Monopoly was the perfect fit. "The opportunity to work with an artist of Alec Monopoly's caliber developing a truly unique piece of art that highlights our new 1016 Industries McLaren 720S is a real honor," said the CEO of 1016 Industries, Peter Northrop. "Monopoly's work is nothing short of iconic and we're extremely pleased to work with him on this very special car."

Special is the right word for a 715-horsepower 720S with custom inclusions like a race hood, a fender set, and a rear diffuser.

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The one-of-a-kind car features over $65,000 worth of carbon using 1016 Industries' innovative compression process - the final product is stronger and lighter than regular carbon fiber. Once that was completed, Monopoly got to work on the streets of Miami to transform the 720S.

With its purple wheels and the artist's unique brand of pop culture, street art, and skate sensibilities, the expressive 720S looks like nothing else on the road. His juxtaposed expressions of prosperity and capitalism are on full display and are even more compelling when brandished across the bodywork of an exotic like the McLaren.

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Besides the 'Alec' signature on various parts of the car, you'll also spot money signs in vibrant colors and a smiling Richie Rich (the son of a billionaire businessman in the mid-1990s film of the same name). A caricature of Alec Monopoly himself also makes an appearance in a top-hat and sporting a giant mustache. At first glance, the sight of cans of spraypaint being set loose on a McLaren 720S is shocking, but the underlying messages, 1016 Industries' advanced carbon processes, and Monopoly's presence blend together to create a pricey but alluring piece of automotive art.

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