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.
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.
That is Raphael Orlove. And an RV. An RV towing a McLaren 570S. What possible mischief could we be up to? Hmm...
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.