It seems that when Yahoo got rid of its Yahoo! Autos section, they really went all out and made sure nobody they had on staff knew shit about cars, ever ever again. Maybe they had to perform lobotomies to be sure. That’s really the only explanation for this article, which talks about how Apple is going to buy McLaren,…
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Today we were all pretty surprised to hear that Apple is in talks to possibly buy supercar maker McLaren. Then we were even more surprised to learn McLaren was calling bullshit on it, even though the newspaper that broke the story is standing behind their reporting. But once an idea gets jammed in your head, it’s hard…
You may have heard that internet jewelry company Apple is in talks to buy McLaren, a car company. What is McLaren? Car and racing fans have known about the company for decades, but despite making incredible machines, it doesn’t have the name recognition that Ferrari and Lamborghini command.
Apple, the computer company, is in talks to buy McLaren, the supercar and race car company, according to a report from the Financial Times. Apple has been attempting to develop its own car for a while now, and this would appear to be a huge change in its direction.
If there’s anything that can put you in a better mood going into the ever-dreaded Monday, it’s the chance to set this photo as your desktop wallpaper. Honestly, aren’t you Jalopnik readers just so talented?
Even if a Formula One race turns out to be as dull as watching paint dry, we can always still rely on something going wrong with Fernando Alonso’s McLaren to entertain us. Let’s savor these moments of Alonso misery just in case he rage-quits McLaren and gives Jenson Button a seat back.
A driver from the development ranks will take former Formula One champion Jenson Button’s seat next year, but he is definitely, definitely not retiring. Since Button apparently missed out on 17 years of adult life thanks to his F1 career, he made it clear that “Jenson Button’s going to do what he wants in 2017.”
You’d think that something as important as shutting a car door after you get out of it would be instinctual by this point—fancy butterfly doors or not. Even if you’re not in the driver’s seat.
I, once upon a time, got stuck watching a SEAT chase down an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio mule on the Nürburgring for three and half days. I only snapped out of it when my roommate invited me to Taco Bell. Now there’s video of a McLaren 675LT chasing down a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, so I guess I’ll be busy.
McLaren fitted an updated Honda power unit to both of their Formula One cars for the Belgian Grand Prix in hopes of catching up to the rest of the field. However, a water leak in first practice forced them to swap units again in Fernando Alonso’s car. Today, that new power unit only made it about 500 meters in…
This is what’s called “building brand awareness.”
If you’re slightly confused as to which McLaren model is which, I don’t blame you: the cars pretty much all look the same. They all look fast and aerodynamic and purpose-built, but they’re nearly identical for sure. So I will go ahead and make you this handy little post that you can reference at the next dinner party…
That rear window hatch on the McLaren 570GT is a pretty cool feature for anyone who’s ever complained about the practicality of a supercar. I mean, it definitely increases the car’s storage capacity by about 49 percent, for sure. And now you can tint that rear window however you want. Can you say fancy?
We first saw glimpses of the secret McLaren MSO HS this morning, along with a few fuzzy pictures stolen from the factory. But thanks to some digging and some help from a source, we now have it all in its Earthly glory. This is the McLaren MSO HS, the ultimate car in McLaren’s Super Series, and one of the fastest…
McLaren is one of the most exclusive car companies in the world, building vehicles that are on the bleeding edge of technology. But only the truly extreme wonders get full commissions from McLaren Special Operations—McLaren’s own Skunkworks. This is the 688-horsepower MSO HS, and you’re not really supposed to know…
Sure, having a McLaren on your desktop is great (though having a real one is, admittedly, better). It would be just flashy enough, get the attention of passerby and perhaps give you the motivation to speed through your workday. But having two McLarens on your desktop? That’s the way to do it.
After looking at the evidence, I was pretty sure last week’s viral video of a skateboarder smashing a McLaren windshield—a video that has garnered over 9 million views on YouTube—was a giant farce. The only ingredient missing before we could be sure was a confession from the video uploader, but now we’ve got that.