In 1981, McLaren won the British Grand Prix with the world’s first carbon fiber monocoque race car, the MP4/1. Today, all high-end road cars use the same technology, and we can thank John Barnard (and Salt Lake City) for that.
See that ‘Roadkill Hedgehog’ sticker on Senna’s 1993 McLaren MP4/8? It was his message to Williams and their very fast Frenchman Alain Prost.
McLaren Special Operations is selling McLaren F1 chassis #069 (nice) with less than 2,800 miles on its clock for somewhere between $12 to 14 million will all the usual bells and whistles, yet it is our understanding that a Compaq LTE 5280 is not part of the deal.
This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet—still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, a McLaren 675LT could have accelerated from a stop to almost 100 mph. That kind of performance doesn’t leave much room for pilot error, but don’t worry, the car’s got a comprehensive rescue kit if you shatter its carbon fiber body and get a boo-boo.
“Make no mistake, it’s much more than a minor tweak on the 650,” McLaren’s representative told me. As if it were possible for me to hear anything but war drums, mere seconds away from being handed the keys to $392,741 worth of misslecar.
Former F1 driver and Sky Sports commentator Johnny Herbert has been quite vocal lately about McLaren’s driver lineup, suggesting that driver Fernando Alonso may want to consider retirement. So, Alonso butted into one of Herbert’s broadcasts from the Bahrain Grand Prix paddock and shut him down.
You can now buy a McLaren 12C for what you might spend on a desirable Porsche. Matt Farah over at The Smoking Tire tested a high-mileage example of the company’s late, great mid-engine sports car to see if, well, you should.
We all know that the McLaren P1 is a beauty in its entirety, but it is important to appreciate things in smaller portions on occasion (maybe that’s just the rule for eating dessert, but hey). Either way, this shot will give your desktop the artsy touch it needs.
Something about getting a brand new toy; the smell, the fresh plastics, it’s like an orgasm of materialism and frankly it’s irresistible. Especially when the toy is a McLaren 675LT. You can almost smell the anticipation in those factory-sealed seats.
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix for medical reasons, as doctors say he hasn’t recovered enough yet from a terrifying rollover crash at the Australian Grand Prix.
If you’re the kind of person that wants to buy a brand new McLaren, you’re looking at shelling out more a third of a million of our finest American freedombucks. However, you’d be a complete dope to do that because examples of the automaker’s spectacular MP4-12C have arguably reached the bottom of their steep…
To help promote the upcoming World Drone Prix in Dubai next week, the organizers enlisted the help of the local police, who have a McLaren 650s in their garage, to go head-to-head against a high-speed racing drone. It doesn’t matter who won the race, though, because the Tron-like footage is just wonderful.
McLaren will launch sixteen new models in the next six years, and while the 3.8 twin-turbo V8 remains in the lineup, Woking will invest £1 billion is research and development to end up with a smaller engine option, lots of hybrids and a fully electric supercar by 2022.