McLaren

McLaren Automotive is a sports car manufacturer that was founded as McLaren Cars in 1985. The company’s roots go back to the 1960s when Bruce McLaren designed race cars for the Formula One and Can-Am series. McLaren is among the most successful Formula One manufacturers, having won eight constructors’ championships and 12 drivers’ championships as of 2019. It also won five Can-Am championships and two Indy 500 races. McLaren launched its first production road car, the iconic F1, in 1992. The supercar remained in production until 1998. With the F1 discontinued, McLaren went into hibernation until 2003, when a cooperation with Mercedes-Benz spawned the SLR McLaren.

McLaren’s second production model, the MP4 12C, was launched in 2010. It was followed by the P1 supercar car in 2013, and the 650S, a replacement for the 12C, in 2014. McLaren launched its current three-tier sports car structure in 2015, dividing ints products into the Sports, Super, and Ultimate Series. As of 2019, the lineup includes the entry-level 570S (including its 540C, 570GT, and 600LT derivates), the 720S, the Senna, the GT, and the Speedtail.

The McLaren Artura, A Successor To the 570S, Will Be Revealed On February 16

The McLaren Artura, A Successor To the 570S, Will Be Revealed On February 16

McLaren’s next supercar will pack a different engine than what we’ve seen recently from the brand

McLaren is hard at work brewing a new supercar. It is called the Artura and it will replace the 570S in the Sports Series range. However, the Artura bears quite the importance for McLaren as it is going to pack the brand’s first twin-turbo V-6 and hybrid tech.

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The First In-Depth Look At The McLaren Sabre Will Rub You In All The Right Ways

The First In-Depth Look At The McLaren Sabre Will Rub You In All The Right Ways

The Sabre is 70-percent a new car, so how about that?

The Sabre is McLaren’s most powerful non-hybrid supercar, only 15 units are slated for production, and it was built by MSO. Can it get more special than that? Well, yes. The answer is yes.

Rumor has it that the McLaren Sabre can hit 218 mph. We’re not surprised, given that it looks like the Senna and the Speedtail had a child. However, there’s more than meets the eye.

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Everything You Need to Know About The McLaren Senna

Everything You Need to Know About The McLaren Senna

McLaren’s Senna is a beautiful library of quirks and features

Named after beloved Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna is an Ultimate Series model sharing apex predator status with the likes of Elva, P1, and Speedtail in the British supercar maker’s lineup.

At the same time, the Senna is part of a new breed of supercars that feature F1-derived technology, so it’s basically a competitor for the likes of Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. As a result, it’s brimming with features that make it both unique and a beast on the road or on the track. Stick around for an in-depth run-through of the Senna’s quirks and specs.

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This McLaren Senna With $360K In Options Is Heading to Auction

This McLaren Senna With $360K In Options Is Heading to Auction

The McLaren Senna is sold out, but you can grab one at auction for up to $1.3 million

Unveiled to the world in late 2017, the McLaren Senna is still in production as of 2020. However, all 500 units of the track-ready supercar have been sold long before it made its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. If you missed it and you have at least $1 million to spend, a bespoke example fitted with optional equipment worth over $360,000 will go under the hammed at RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction on January 22, 2021. What makes it special and how much could it cost? Let’s find out.

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McLaren Stands Firm On SUV Philosophy But Sees Hybrid Technology As A Necessity

McLaren Stands Firm On SUV Philosophy But Sees Hybrid Technology As A Necessity

It’s hard not to like McLaren’s verticality in front of the financial temptation of making an SUV

It’s true that the addition of one or more SUVs/crossovers to their lineups has saved a handful of carmakers. Porsche is the best example here, as it can still make the wonderful 911 due to the likes of Cayenne and Macan. For others, SUVs just boosted sales to new heights. Lamborghini is the best example here, as it now sells as many Urus SUVs as it does Huracans and Aventadors combined.

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2021 McLaren Sabre

2021 McLaren Sabre

The most powerful non-hybrid McLaren is restricted to the U.S. market

The 2021 McLaren Sabre is a limited-edition supercar that the British company designed specifically for the U.S. market. Likely based on the Senna, the 2021 Sabre features an extremely aerodynamic body and hides a twin-turbo V-8 engine under the hood. Rated at 824 horsepower, it’s the most powerful V-8 from McLaren and makes the Sabre the brand’s most potent non-hybrid supercar. McLaren will build only 15 Sabres and all of them are already spoken for. What sets it apart from other supercars in McLaren’s stable? Let’s find out in the review below.

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The Sabre Is The Most Powerful Non-Hybrid Supercar McLaren Has Ever Built

The Sabre Is The Most Powerful Non-Hybrid Supercar McLaren Has Ever Built

The McLaren Sabre is exclusive to the U.S. market, built in just 15 units

McLaren is currently working on several projects, including replacements for its current lineups and brand-new hybrid models. But it’s also developing new gasoline-only supercars. One such example is the Sabre, which just debuted as an U.S.-exclusive model with aggressive aerodynamics, big V-8 power, and an impressive top speed. It’s also limited to just 15 units, which makes it the most exclusive McLaren ever built.

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Feast Your Eyes On the All-New Hybrid McLaren Artura Supercar

Feast Your Eyes On the All-New Hybrid McLaren Artura Supercar

The McLaren Artura debuts brand-new hybrid platform and twin-turbo V-6 engine

Earlier in 2020, we learned about McLaren’s plans to launch its first series-production hybrid vehicle, which will replace the Sports Series line. Come November 2020 and the British company confirmed the arrival of the electrified supercar, releasing a teaser video and unveiling the Artura name. McLaren also revealed new information about the gasoline-electric model, including the fact that it will ride on an all-new architecture.

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Lego And McLaren Show Senna GTR Technic Set And We're Reaching for Our Credit Cards

Lego And McLaren Show Senna GTR Technic Set And We’re Reaching for Our Credit Cards

830 pieces of track fury right on our desks

The Senna GTR can now write all the history it wants both on the race track and on your desk. Lego is partnering up with the British supercar maker on a Technic set that will recreate the Senna GTR using the tiny plastic bricks we all know and love.

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2021 McLaren 620R by Novitec

2021 McLaren 620R by Novitec

German tuner unleashes the Mac’s inner beast

The McLaren 620R is one of those performance cars that look great on paper. It packs 610 horsepower and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But despite the numbers and its status as the road-spec version of the 570S GT4, there’s something about the 620R that makes you wonder if there’s untapped potential that can be unleashed with a few tweaks here and there.

Novitec probably had similar questions, but unlike all of us, the tuner could actually do something about it. And it did, thanks to a new program that unleashes more power from the supercar’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine.

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Buy This McLaren-Designed $16 Million Super Garage, Get a Free 765LT (For One Year)

Buy This McLaren-Designed $16 Million Super Garage, Get a Free 765LT (For One Year)

There’s also a two-story penthouse that comes with the purchase

When you’re buying a home, you typically buy the home and the garage comes with it, right? But how often do you get offered a garage and the home — and access to a super limited supercar for one year — comes with it? That’s what’s in store for you when you take McLaren and Pendry Residences West Hollywood on their offer of a one-of-a-kind “super garage.” The two companies are joining forces to build this insane flex of luxury. It’s described as an amenity for someone who buys a two-story penthouse called Terrace Estate 608, and the price for all of that is a cough-inducing $16 million.

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The McLaren Senna GTR Is the Last Car You'd Expect to See at a McDonald's Drive-Thru

The McLaren Senna GTR Is the Last Car You’d Expect to See at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Stranger things have happened, though

The McLaren Senna GTR is arguably one of the most sophisticated cars in the world. As the track-focused version of the Senna hypercar, the 814-horsepower GTR is a monster in every sense of the word. It’s also the fastest non-Formula One car McLaren has created for faster lap times. All that points to a car that’s not only fast and powerful but also obscenely expensive.

Well, even the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive cars in the world are not immune to the hunger pangs of the drivers that drive them. The Senna GTR is no exception as we see it in, of all places, a McDonald’s Drive-Thru. Yes, a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.

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What is the Cheapest McLaren?

The Sports Series is McLaren’s entry-level and most affordable lineup of cars. This range includes the 540C, 570S, 570GT, and the 600LT. Less powerful than the 570S, the 540C is the base model here, but this version is restricted to the Chinese market. So while it would be the most affordable, it’s not available in the United States. This leaves the McLaren 570S as the cheapest model, priced from $192,500. Granted, there’s nothing cheap about McLarens, and affordable is a big stretch when we’re talking about almost $200,000, but McLaren’s won’t get cheaper than the 570S unless you go to the used car market for an old 12C.

What is the Most Popular McLaren?

Not surprisingly, the most affordable McLaren is also the most popular. McLaren sold 4,806 cars in 2018 and about a quarter of them were Sports Series models. The best selling Sports Series version is the 570S, which isn’t as sporty as the 600LT, but its significantly more affordable. What’s more, the 570S is available to regular customers, whereas range-topping models like the Senna and Speedtail are restricted to special buyers who already own McLarens.

What is the Most Expensive McLaren?

McLaren sports cars are far from affordable, but the Speedtail is significantly more expensive than the rest. Built in only 106 units, just like the iconic F1, the Speedtail costs a whopping $2.25 million before options. A successor to the F1 not only due to its three-seat layout and tremendous aerodynamics, the Speedtail is a worthy successor when it comes to pricing too. For reference, the equally spectacular Senna starts under $1 million.

What is the Fastest McLaren?

When it comes to top speed, the Speedtail is by far the fastest McLaren available. The British company claims that the Speedtail has a top speed of 250 mph. While this figure doesn’t make it the fastest production car, the Speedtail is the fastest McLaren to date, having surpassed its spiritual predecessor the F1, which held this title for several years in the 1990s.

As far as acceleration goes, the Speedtail should be the quickest. While McLaren has yet to release 0-to-60 mph times for the Speedtail, it should be quicker than the Senna. The latter hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and 186 in 17.5 clicks. This final figure is extremely important here, as the Speedtail is almost five seconds quicker to the same benchmark. This means that it should also be quicker from 0 to 60 mph, a benchmark that it likely completes in just 2.6 seconds.

What is the Most Practical McLaren?

Developed with extra trunk space in mind, the McLaren GT is the company’s most practical sports car. A grand tourer with a mid-engined layout, the GT offers luggage room under both the front hood and rear hatch. The compartment under the front hood is rather small at 5.3 cubic feet, but this space is enough to almost beat most sports cars in this segment. But there’s plenty more room under the rear hatch (on top of the engine), where you can load 14.8 cubic feet worth of luggage, which converts to a golf bag or two pairs of skis and boots, plus smaller bags. Overall, the GT has a storage capacity of 20.1 cubic feet, which is more than several midsize and even full-size sedans. Given that sports cars aren’t designed for practicality, the GT is quite an exotic vehicle for its segment.

Are McLaren Cars Reliable?

Sports cars and supercars aren’t usually used as daily drivers, so it’s difficult to asses whether they are reliable or not. While the old 12C has some issues, most of them related to the faulty infotainment system, owners have reported very few problems in recent years. McLaren issued a couple of recalls for some models, but all were related to minor issues and easy repairs. For sports cars that are usually driven during the weekends, on highways, twisty back roads, and on race tracks, McLarens are quite reliable.