The World's Largest Sailing Trimaran Has A Garage For Your McLaren

What is the most idyllic garage you could dream up for a McLaren MP4-12C? If you were thinking of a stunning mountaintop auto fortress, dare to dream, my friends. Go big or go home. » 7/24/12 12:40pm 7/24/12 12:40pm

What It's Like To Virtually Drive The Race Car Of My Dreams

I drove Ayrton Senna's legendary McLaren MP4/4. The car he drove to victory in the 1988 Formula One World Championship. Ok. Let me just clarify. I didn't actually drive the real car. I drove the virtual car on the online racing simulator, Simraceway. » 7/24/12 12:00pm 7/24/12 12:00pm

This Is The World's Fastest Pit Stop: Four Tires In 2.3 Seconds

At the German Grand Prix yesterday, McLaren pulled off the fastest pit stop in competition history, swapping the four tires on Jenson Button's car in just 2.31 seconds. Button didn't lose a single place on the grid. » 7/23/12 10:30am 7/23/12 10:30am

The World's Most Advanced Car Factory As It's Never Been Seen Before

McLaren is more than a carmaker. They've created a temple for the world's best engineers, designers, and problem solvers. The new factory where they build the MP4-12C is a technology advanced, 344,445-sf automotive nirvana tucked away in the English countryside. » 7/19/12 2:25pm 7/19/12 2:25pm

Elon Musk Explains How He Wrecked An Uninsured $1 Million McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is the holiest of holy enthusiast models and wrecking one is a crime against carmanity. If you do it you better have a damn good story. To Elon Musk's credit, it is kind of a damn good story. » 7/13/12 12:20pm 7/13/12 12:20pm

Watch McLaren Powerslide The 12C Spider Through Spain

McLaren spares no expenses on its new car launch videos. The Sharper Image supercar 12C Spider gets top-dollar treatment here at the Ascari test track, on closed mountain roads, and with cinema-quality RED cameras. » 7/12/12 3:20pm 7/12/12 3:20pm

McLaren 12C Spider: A 204 MPH Drop-Dead Drop-Top

We weren't wrong when we said the McLaren 12C Spider will go 186 MPH with no roof, but we could have been more right. The roof-less MP4-12C will actually keep going and hit 204 MPH. » 7/03/12 10:30am 7/03/12 10:30am

German McLaren MP4-12C Test Drive Ends In Fiery Crash

There are few concepts more prone to disaster than an exotic car test drive. Combine a salesman staring down a large payday with a driver determined to push the limits of an powerful unfamiliar car and things like the fiery crash you see here are bound to happen. » 6/30/12 12:30pm 6/30/12 12:30pm

The McLaren 12C Spider Will Go 186 MPH With No Roof

Imagine driving at speeds approaching 200 mph in an open convertible. Imagine a McLaren MP4-12C without a roof. McLaren's 616 hp twin-turbo V8 powered 12C Spider can do just that. We know because Formula 1 driver Jenon Button has been there and done that. » 6/29/12 9:30am 6/29/12 9:30am

McLaren MP4-12C: The Jalopnik Review

The 2012 MP4-12C is McLaren Automotive's first attempt at a sports car for the regular wealthy, not the ones with unicorn stables at their million-square-foot ectopods in Jackson Hole Nebula. But is it too nerdy, and not sexy enough? We found out. » 6/25/12 12:00pm 6/25/12 12:00pm

Dropping In On McLaren's Eat-Off-The-Floor Factory

How clean is the McLaren Headquarters in Woking, UK? Imagine a white diamond boiled in hydrogenated German Shepherd saliva and you're almost there. It's so clean, Bubble Boy has to have exhaust fumes from a '65 Corvair pumped into his bubble whenever he visits. Check it out. » 5/23/12 3:30pm 5/23/12 3:30pm

Jenson Button Rocks Heat Wave Budapest With Aural Candy

McLaren driver Jenson Button came to Budapest on Tuesday to show what it’s like to do 150 MPH on a downtown avenue. What must be a PR burden for a modern F1 driver is an aural delight for an entire city, sweltering in the early spring heat. The McLaren was loud in a rather cosmic way. » 5/02/12 2:30pm 5/02/12 2:30pm

Watch A $1 Million Mercedes Hit 93 MPH In A Tiny Parking Garage

Most intelligent civilized people know that there is a time and a place for certain things. Those intelligent civilized people likely aren't the ones blasting a rare and expensive Brabus Mercedes-McLaren SLR Roadster (with matching Smart) through a Paris parking garage at more than 90 mph. » 4/13/12 4:00pm 4/13/12 4:00pm

The Fastest Way To Slow Down A McLaren MP4-12C

This photo from Gizmodo contributor Mark Wilson shows a rare and wonderful McLaren MP4-12C being loaded onto the back of a flatbed. The result of a pesky problem or just Chicago's pesky parking enforcement? » 3/16/12 4:00pm 3/16/12 4:00pm

Why McLaren Should Win the F1 Title In 2012

It’s been a while since Formula One regulations have led to a field of cars so uniformly ugly. Save for one: the McLaren MP4-27. If there’s any truth in beauty left in the world, it should win the championship on looks alone. » 3/02/12 12:00pm 3/02/12 12:00pm

Is The McLaren MP4-12C The Rolls Royce Of Supercars?

One of the McLaren MP4-12C's best characteristics is its capability to adopt multiple road sensibilities, that of a mildly-sprung street cruiser, a canyon carver and a track monster, by way of a pair of switches. But the Rolls Royce of Supercars? At least the ride in its softest setting. » 2/28/12 10:00am 2/28/12 10:00am

Hennessey Wants To Boost McLaren MP4-12C To 800 HP

Has John Hennessey ever found a fast car he didn't think he could make faster? His next target is the McLaren MP4-12C, which he's planning to turn the power dial up to a stonkin' 800 hp. Better reach for the fireproof suits, boys, because the flames are comin' this way! » 1/31/12 3:00pm 1/31/12 3:00pm

The World's Most Secret Garage Entrance Is Like A Tunnel To Tron

This isn't a movie set. This isn't a drawing. This isn't heaven. No, it's actually the tunnel entrance to what may be the world's most secret supercar garage. OK, so maybe it is heaven. » 1/03/12 12:15pm 1/03/12 12:15pm

The 2011 Formula One season’s lopsided awesomeness in one chart

Here’s the points chart for the recently concluded Formula One season, total points plotted against Grands Prix. If you’ll ignore the uncanny performance of a certain blond German kid, it was a pretty close fight…for second place. » 11/29/11 2:00pm 11/29/11 2:00pm

The 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix in Crayola

Zombie season’s over! As always at Interlagos, it was an entertaining Grand Prix, with some rather surprising results. Behind the Red Bulls, that is. Warning: spoilers. » 11/28/11 4:30pm 11/28/11 4:30pm