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.
Over the week, British car magazine Autocar reported that the beloved McLaren F1 would be reborn in 2018 as the “hyper-GT” with a price of well over $2.6 million. But if you’ve already started saving your pennies, slow down a bit—according to reports, McLaren’s CEO shut down that rumor.
So much of what surrounds supercars and hyper cars has to do with theater and presence. The looks of the car, the sound it makes—it’s all a part of the drama. It’s entertainment, and McLaren agrees.
A carbon fiber chassis, 204 mile per hour, $240,000 McLaren 570S belongs out in the South of France or the Swiss Alps or Northern Italy somewhere. So naturally we took it to America’s gnarliest dirt track instead.
The McLaren F1 is still probably one of the most radical and absolutely insane supercars to ever grace this planet, and according to a new report from UK car magazine Autocar, McLaren is gearing up a bespoke, all-new three-seater supercar for 64 lucky, lucky, lucky customers.
We’re all familiar with this car. It’s quite a fucking fast one. You should buy it, garage it, and only take it out to play with on Sundays at the track, right? Wrong!
Honda motorsport head Yusuke Hasegawa would like to find a second team to partner with in Formula One to better develop its power unit, but he told Autosport that no one was interested. Honda’s F1 engine has just sucked too much, too often.
McLaren has been designing its Formula 1 racing efforts and sports cars using a virtual reality simulator, and now it’d like to think it could market this to the rest of the automotive industry. That doesn’t mean your next car will drive like a McLaren, though.
McLaren just fixed the clown-faced 570S with its vintage 1966 Formula 1 racing livery.
The demand for the limited production run of 500 McLaren 675LTs was so great the company made 500 more Spider variants to make up for it. This is good, because the McLaren 675LT Spider isn’t here to cater to your feelings. It’s here to be driven hard.
McLarens are pretty easy to understand: a shared carbon tub, a shared twin-turbo V8, and lots of variations everywhere else. This looks like the newest take on the formula, the 688HS.
The third member of McLaren’s entry-level Sport Series is a 562 horsepower mid-engined supercar offering such a great ride that it has no real competition. Forget the Audi R8 or the Porsche 911 Turbo. If you want to cross the continent driving a proper rear-wheel-drive exotic, McLaren’s first hatchback is the correct…
McLaren has a plan called Track 22 including a bunch of goals the supercar company wants to see completed by the year 2022. One of those goals happens to be deciding whether or not the successor to the McLaren P1 is going to be fully-electric. Hope you’re cool with that.
The McLaren P1, crown jewel of the company’s sports car lineup, is often compared to its hybrid supercar rivals like the Porsche 918 or the Ferrari LaFerrari. You would think McLaren would claim it is comparable to none, and yet the company’s website lists the P1's specifications directly compared to the McLaren F1…
Hey wait, is that... a dirt track?
Just a dab of oppo in a McLaren 650S Spider.
Over the next six years, it looks as if McLaren will “go green” in a number of ways—environmentally and in investing. In addition to plans for more than half of the company’s cars to be hybrid by 2022, CEO Mike Flewitt said McLaren will invest in research and development for 15 new products during that time period.