Just the other week, we had our chance to drive the McLaren 12C Spyder, Mclaren's latest and greatest boy wonder, in Spain.
McLaren was predestined to build a version of its MP4-12C for the pate-tanning set. But is the new Spider as good as the closed-top coupe that shares its nerdy alphanumer-name, or is it — like most other convertibles — a tragedy of compromise? Let's head to Spain and find out.
Yesterday's McLaren MP4-12C crash at a track day event at California's Auto Club Speedway was perhaps not the fault of the BRZ driver, as originally rumored, but caused by a "reckless" McLaren owner at the track with his buddy in a Ferrari 458 Italia. And that's according to multiple witnesses.
For those of you who feel we're too hard on Ferrari and Lamborghini drivers who crash their cars, then today is your lucky day. If you're a big McLaren fan, well, not so much.
If this year's Paris Motor Show taught us anything, it's that in a European market struggling with a crippling downturn, it's best to look toward the future.
Looking at the McLaren P1 concept up close, you get the impression that, were it not for aerodynamics, there'd be no dynamics at all. The P1, in all seriousness, is a car designed by the wind.
British carmaker McLaren made a pretty monumental announcement this week when they unveiled the P1 concept, a visually stunning supercar concept that they say will be the successor to the legendary McLaren F1.
So you know how you were thinking about going out and buying a used McLaren F1 and a brand new McLaren P1 so you could park them side-by-side and really scrutinize the differences? Well, you're in luck, because I'm going to save you about $2.5 million dollars or so, thanks to Jalopnik's amazing new Dynaslide Image…
McLaren may have thought they were oh so clever outlining their upcoming P12 superfatastiwonderhypercrazycar with rays of light this morning. They were actually giving us all the tools we needed to see the car in full.
McLaren will be officially unveiling its P12 superultramegahyperinsanecar at the Paris Motor Show in two weeks time.
The worst kept secret in the entire car world is that McLaren is releasing a successor to the F1 very, very soon. At Pebble Beach, some well-to-do enthusiasts saw an image of the car, called the P12, and they're starting to leak some details.
There is no doubt that the McLaren MP4-12C is one of the top performing cars on the road. But many have criticized the styling as a bit too boring to be on a supercar.
(Robert Maduri is looking for a new car to add to his stable, but the stodgy and stuffy Ferrari buying experience is making him look at a newcomer to the scene. — T.O.)
Here in Monterey for AWESUM CAR WEEK 2012!!!!!11111!11 (aka Pebble Beach), McLaren popped eyeballs with a raging-PMY-painted 12C Spider. The unveiling happened at a private party for the Gooding Moneybags Car Auction at the Pebble Beach Center For Horses That Cost More Than We'd Make If We Lived To Be 800 Years Old.