McLaren 720S Track Theme
McLaren’s MSO division is responsible for some of the most mouth-watering creations we’ve seen in recent memory, and it looks like MSO isn’t done, judging, at least, by a pair of new special-edition models, one of which is called the 720S Track Theme. In keeping with MSO’s tradition of going all-out with its projects, the 720S Track Theme gets a smorgasbord of new features and options, all of which have been added to add an extra touch of exclusivity on what is already an exclusive supercar.
Those Mysterious McLaren Models Aren’t What They Seem
A post on McLaren’s official Instagram account caused quite the stir on social media after an image of a raw version of the team’s Formula One race car unintentionally showed a couple of mysterious-looking cars in the background. The immediate reaction from Internet sleuths identified either one of the two models as the upcoming Speedtail, but that speculation has since been debunked by McLaren. Neither of those two models is the Speedtail, or at least that’s what the British automaker is saying.
McLaren BP23 Will Officially Go by the Name Speedtail; Will Feature New Materials and Near-Limitless Customization
The highly-anticipated BP23, McLaren’s upcoming hypercar and successor to the P1, will be called the Speedtail, the British firm announced today. Known as the BP23 up until now, the upcoming member of the Ultimate Series line will be the "world’s first Hyper-GT," and McLaren claims it will be its fastest vehicle yet - so fact that it will exceed the F1’s 243-mph top speed.
The first McLaren Senna shipped to the U.S. Is drop dead gorgeous
Unveiled more than six months ago, the radical McLaren Senna is finally meeting its first customers. The British firm just shipped its first U.S.-spec example, which landed with Michael Fux, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned car collector from New York City. An owner of three other McLaren sports cars, Fux ordered a heavily customized Senna that sports a bespoke color that bears his own name. Pretty fancy, huh?
Video: Watch the McLaren P1 By Lanzante Take the Hill at Goodwood
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed is in full effect, and with it, some of the most exciting sports cars and supercars are coming out to play. That includes the machine you see here - the McLaren P1 GT by Lanzante.
Essentially a modified version of the highly impressive McLaren P1 GTR, the P1 by Lanzante arrives to the party with updated aerodynamics thanks to an extended rear tail section and an enormous fixed rear wing. There’s also an upgraded rear diffuser, a larger front splitter, extra fender vents, and four exhaust tips in the rear.
We’re still waiting on all the exact technical specs, but at the very least, the P1 by Lanzante should be rocking the standard P1 GTR’s 986 horsepower thanks to its hybrid twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8. And, given the latter half of the video, we know its got enough get-up-and-go to catch the Lexus LC500 up the Hillclimb. As if that was ever in doubt.
McLaren P1 GT by Lanzante Makes Brief Appearance at Goodwood
Early last week, Lanzante teased us with a silhouette image of its wild new take on McLaren’s finest. You know, as if the standard P1 GTR wasn’t crazy enough. Now, we’re finally getting an eye-full of the bespoke speed machine, as revealed in a series of photos posted to Lanzante’s Instagram account. Infused with go-faster, motorsport-inspired goodness, it’s called the McLaren P1 GT, and it’s an impressive thing to behold.
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McLaren Teases 570LT\600LT with Top Exhaust Exits, Sets Debut for June 20
The McLaren 570LT is coming, and apparently, a new teaser released by McLaren shows that it’s coming with top-exit exhausts that have the potential to give the 570LT a better soundtrack compared to the 570S. Details are still scarce about the upcoming model, but in addition to the delightful location of the exhausts, it’s also going to arrive in limited quantities. Or as McLaren puts it, “limited to the few.”
Stop Waiting For a McLaren SUV Because It’s Not Happening
Despite constant rumors that it’s looking into building one, McLaren has made it clear that it has no intention of entering the SUV market. According to the automaker, an SUV isn’t a part of its long-term Track22 business and development plan. Instead, McLaren will solely focus on building two-seat sports cars to help build its legacy as one of the most important sports car brands in the world. Any other model that deviates from that plan would be a non-starter from the get-go.
The McLaren P1 isn’t exactly a successor to the F1, but it does owe its existence to the F1 in one way or another. Be that as it may, it’s fast. It delivers a cold-hearted 903 horsepower from a 3.8-liter V-8, which is good enough to push this supercar up to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The sprint to 124 mph? That comes in just 6.8 seconds. Hitting 186 mph is easily doable as well, and it does it in just 16.5 seconds. It can even run the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 217 mph. And, somehow, it still manages to deliver 34 mpg on the combined scale. Imagine that. With all of this said, that’s not exactly why we’re here. What we’re here for is the crazy aerodynamics and styling of this amazing supercar. It has a timeless look that just can’t be beat, and that’s why we’ve made it our wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked our favorite and set up a pretty decent gallery down below. Go ahead and take your pick!
McLaren’s Decision To Use The "Senna" Name Is Rooted in The Desires and Attention-to-Detail of the Three-Time World Champion
McLaren’s decision to use the “Senna” name on its latest supercar didn’t come without any curious reactions. The British automaker had adopted a simple alphanumeric naming strategy for its models, so it was surprising for the automaker to not only change that strategy but to use the name of arguably the greatest race car driver in history on its latest supercar creation. Why exactly did McLaren do it beyond the obvious reason that it wanted to pay tribute to the man who won three world championships for the team? The answer, according to McLaren, is in the details.
Don’t Bother Looking For a McLaren Senna GTR Because They’re All Sold Out
The McLaren Senna GTR is a shining example of what happens when a company attains the pinnacle of automotive engineering. To say that it’s one of the most impressive track-only vehicles in the world is an understatement. Apparently, people have been so impressed with the Senna GTR that over 150 of them have expressed interest in paying the £1 million price ($1.4 million) for the track-day speedster. Unfortunately, McLaren only plans to build half of that total, and as expected, all 75 units of the Senna GTR are now accounted for.
McLaren Teases the BP23 Hyper GT, Promises a Debut Before the End of 2018!
We just reported that McLaren had filed the trademark paperwork for the McLaren GT name, and it dawned on us that, with all of the excitement of the Geneva Motor Show, we forgot to tell you about a trio of teasers that McLaren released as it boasted about its upcoming Hyper GT. Keep in mind, the upcoming car will feature a mid-seat design like that of the McLaren F1 and will, in fact, be even faster, passing the 243 mph threshold. McLaren probably isn’t going for any records here, so don’t expect it to be excessively faster, but it will go beyond the previous benchmark.
With that in mind, it will be the fastest McLaren ever built and is also being billed as the most luxurious. McLaren will only built 106 examples, and all were spoken for before it was even announced back in 2016 – now that’s the definition of high demand! McLaren plans to debut the new addition to the Ultimate Series by the end of 2018, but it will be revealed to customers before that happens. As usual, each model will be customized at the demand of each owner, and production is expected to begin before the turn of the decade.
Until that happens, or someone leaks some information – a pretty normal thing these days – check out the teaser images and some spy shots. That should certainly hold you over for now, right?
The McLaren BP23 Will Probably be Called the McLaren GT When it Goes Into Production
It’s no secret that McLaren is developing a follow-up hypercar to the P1. Internally, the model is called by its prototype designation, “BP23.” Externally, it could be called the McLaren GT, if a recent trademark filing by McLaren is to be believed. If the filing is accurate, it would put to bed any speculation on what the new hypercar is going to be called. I suppose we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the McLaren Hakkinen to arrive.
The Geneva Motor Show Is Where The Fastest Of The Fast Strut Their Stuff
If you ever need a reminder that yes, we are indeed living in a golden age of performance automobiles, just check out the list of debuts heading to this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Specs and figures that would have been considered outlandish and silly just a few decades ago are now becoming the norm, as million-dollar, 1,000+ horsepower monster machines seem to litter the Palexpo convention center floor in 2018. Here are some of the highlights.
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McLaren Senna Goes Wild with GTR Concept in Geneva
The new McLaren Senna supercar is so radical in terms of aerodynamics that it’s hard to believe the Brits can squeeze more out of it. But it is possible, and the Senna GTR Concept that the automaker just unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show proves just that. And, more importantly, McLaren just confirmed that the concept car previews a production model.
2018 McLaren Senna ’Carbon Theme’
Unveiled in late 2017, the Senna is the most radical supercar McLaren has built to date. Although it’s a bit less powerful than the P1, mostly because it doesn’t have an electric motor, the Senna surpasses everything the British firm has launched so far thanks to its extreme aerodynamics. And, it’s not just a benchmark for McLaren; it’s a big step forward for the entire supercar industry. The vehicle was named accordingly too, wearing the name of Formula One’s greatest driver, Ayrton Senna. With the Senna barely in production as of March 2018, McLaren has launched a limited-edition model called Carbon Theme.
Developed by McLaren Special Operations as part of five individual themes, the Carbon Theme is pretty much a bare carbon-fiber Senna. While this isn’t exactly new — the Senna itself is made of carbon-fiber almost entirely — this vehicle shows off its lightweight, composite construction with a transparent finish. The Carbon Theme also introduces the company’s new Hybrid Carbon Fiber wheels, which are made from forged aluminum and carbon-fiber, a design that makes them 10 percent lighter than the standard Senna wheels. Let’s find out more about it below.
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McLaren’s Future Ultimate Series Cars Will Get Proper Names; Super and Sports Series Will Continue Numerical Legacy
McLaren is adopting a name switch with its Ultimate Series models. Beginning with the Senna supercar, all future McLaren models under the Ultimate Series line will be given actual names. This new naming strategy will be strictly limited to this line, though, as future models under the Sports and Super Series banners will continue to be named alphanumerically.
McLaren Senna Is Quicker than P1, Generates Incredible Downforce
When it unveiled the Senna back in December 2017, McLaren omitted some of the supercar’s performance facts. Needless to say, the Senna was downright spectacular even without those figures to run by, but McLaren just released a batch of new information that proves this supercar is as quick as it looks.
McLaren Unleashes the Senna to Christen New Tech Center
Now that the Detroit Auto Show is safely in our rearview mirrors, we can now go back to our regularly scheduled programming. To mark our return to the real world, McLaren threw itself a little housewarming party after the opening of its Carbon Composites Technology Centre in the UK. The special guest-of-honor was none other than the McLaren Senna, and in true form, the Senna did more than just show up and wave to the gathered masses, it actually performed a series of donuts in the company of a 1989 McLaren Formula One race car, the same car that was driven by Ayrton Senna, for which the car was named after.
The Senna’s presence inside the Carbon Composites Technology Centre wasn’t by accident, but a choreographed event by McLaren to use the supercar to leave a trail of fresh Pirelli tire rubber on the center’s new floor. It was, in the automaker’s words, a way to “christen it — McLaren style.” The company even recorded part of the Senna’s performance on video, and it is as glorious as it sounds.
To be clear, the Carbon Composites Technology Centre isn’t open yet. Nevertheless, the doors were opened to a select group of attendees with the intention of showing what the place will look like once it’s fully operational. For those who don’t know, the center will serve as ground zero for McLaren’s future carbon fiber tubs. This will be the place where they’ll be built beginning in 2019.
But that’s a story for another time. For now, check out the McLaren Senna getting its first public workout. By the looks of it, the supercar is all set to unleash its wrath into the world.
Don’t Expect To See a McLaren SUV Anytime Soon
In a world where the Lamborghini Urus and the Aston Martin DBX exist, the thought of a supercar brand venturing into the realm of SUVs isn’t that far-fetched anymore. It’s not just Lambo and Aston, either. Bentley also has the Bentayga, Rolls-Royce has the Cullinan, and Ferrari has, well, something up its sleeve. McLaren, however, is resisting the urge to jump into that market. It’s said before that it has no plans to develop an SUV. That stance was reinforced recently by the company’s chief designer, Dan Parry-Williams.