Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
By now, everyone has heard that Honda is coming back to Formula 1 as an engine supplier. Turbo V6 engines will be the regulated standard for the premier motorsports starting in 2014, and Honda will reenter the sport in 2015 once they've spent a great deal of time engineering the new motor.
When you own a McLaren, the world is your toilet. I think that was McLaren's ad slogan for a while there, and even if it wasn't, it's surely the personal mantra of the pea-bladdered urinator/McLaren MP4-12C owner in this video. I bet he has it embroidered on a throw pillow.
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.
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.
Everyone knows McLaren is working on a successor to the legendary F1. Today, McLaren announced that they're going to the Paris Motor Show in three weeks. We're praying that the two are related and we're going to get our first look at the hypercar-to-be.
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.
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.
Nine McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racecars (in six customer-team liveries, including the classic powder-blue-and-marigold Gulf) are competing this weekend at the Belgian bucket-list confab, Spa24. How does the GT3 differ from the road car — and what it's like to drive in an endurance race? Let's query driver Rob Bell.
Even though the fairly astonishing MP4-12C has only been out for a short time, McLaren is now preparing to introduce a spiritual successor to the F1 hypercar of the 90s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.