If you’re into exotic cars, you’re probably living in the best era for them. No longer the scarce things they once were, you can get your mitts on more of them than ever before. AMG makes legit supercars, Aston Martin’s range is ever expanding, Ferrari’s on a roll lately, Lamborghini’s SUV is… a thing, and McLaren’s…
McLaren’s Formula One cars have been fairly terrible as of late, but its high-end road cars are unimpeachable. They’re big, beefy, twin-turbo V8 carbon-eaters, although McLaren admits the future is electrified and possibly even fully electric. So an announcement from the company today could be a big step in that…
Perhaps you’ve been there yourself: You show up to a track day in your affordable, humble sports car, maybe even something that’s also your daily, and then the stars align and the universe opens up to shower you with SPEED that lets you blitz a $1 million hypercar.
It’s official. Stoffel Vandoorne, once a young prodigy, will be leaving McLaren at the end of the 2018 season a tarnished could-have-been. And he’s just another name to be added to a growing list of potential talents, gone before they got their fair shake.
McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt wants to be very clear about whether or not his company would join the current climate of performance luxury SUVs from Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc. Not only would it be too expensive to develop and not fit the brand, but McLaren customers apparently don’t even want one.
You used to lay awake with hopes of owning a McLaren F1. Then you worked hard and made enough money and you bought one. Congratulations. But now McLaren wants to keep you awake wondering if your McLaren F1 is legitimate.
McLaren is looking to expand its market by introducing a customer racing division for both professional and amateur drivers alike. That means we’re seeing the introduction of the McLaren 720S GT3, which is about to get some track testing in the US and Europe.
Elon Musk is tweeting, Hyundai is bringing the fun, and McLaren has electrification plans. This is The Morning Shift.
Carlos Sainz Jr., the superbaby of Spanish rally legend Carlos Sainz, just announced that he’s taking the open seat at McLaren left by fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. But there’s something even more reflective about the career move.
“Wait a second,” you scream at your computer. “You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?” This is true, but for once it’s not a bad thing. Our American Sennas are even rowdier than what’s pootling around Europe right now.
There are two definitive things that everyone instantly knows the second they look at the McLaren Senna. Number one, it’s an extremely, face-bendingly fast car. Number two, it’s a bit unpleasant to look at. But this one, chassis number 001, is doing a hell of a good job fixing that.
We’ve been calling it by its project name BP23. We’ve been thinking about it as the three-seat successor to the McLaren F1. But now know it by its official name: McLaren Speedtail, and this is possibly because McLaren has run out of other names to give it.
We saw the second McLaren Senna ever delivered, and specifically, its key on Tuesday. We also heard its glorious roar. Behold.
When people talk about multi-million dollar cars, everyone wants to talk about the speed. Or the luxury. Or the GOOOOOOOLD. But I like the littlest details, the ones most people don’t even think about. Like this, the key fob for the McLaren Senna.
On Saturday, someone crashed a roughly $300,000 McLaren 720S in Northern Virginia, not far from well-known car show Katie’s Cars and Coffee. The driver had apparently only owned the car for a single day.
McLaren has announced a new plan to launch 18 models in the next seven years in order to offer a full-hybrid lineup by 2025. This is in keeping with the company’s long-running plan to never let a car sit on sale for more than 15 minutes without announcing a replacement.