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.

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McLaren is Joining Formula E with Help From an Unlikely Collaboration

McLaren is Joining Formula E with Help From an Unlikely Collaboration

McLaren is teaming up with a Formula E veteran, but not the one you expect

Formula E has been making massive waves in the world of motorsport ever since the series had its first race in 2014. Some are debating over whether or not the series will properly begin to take on Formula 1 both in terms of ratings, popularity, and sheer entertainment. Before any of that happens though, teams will evolve and a perfect example of that is Nissan providing motors for the upcoming McLaren Formula E team. McLaren will be joining the racing series for the ninth season which is set to kick off in early 2023.

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The Ultra-Bespoke Lanzante P1 Spider is a Tribute to Topless Organic Fluidity

The Ultra-Bespoke Lanzante P1 Spider is a Tribute to Topless Organic Fluidity

Only five units will be built

McLaren unveiled the P1 back in 2012 and all the 375 units were produced by December 2015. The coupe broke record after record on all continents and enjoyed great success. So is no wonder that now, seven years later Lanzante brings the P1 back into focus. The company teased a Spider version for the hybrid coupe with just a few days before the official debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Before you will get too excited, no, this doesn’t mean the P1 will go back into production, as the Spider version will be built on existing cars. Yes, it is in fact just a conversion.

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The McLaren Artura GT4 Is a Culmination of GT4 Heritage Set in Motion by the 570S and 720S

The McLaren Artura GT4 Is a Culmination of GT4 Heritage Set in Motion by the 570S and 720S

It is lighter than both the road-going Artura and the old 570S GT4

McLaren announced the first details on the Artura GT4 - a new race car that will replace the current 570S GT4. The model will make its global public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sussex, England on June 23-26 where it will be driven by McLaren Factory Driver Rob Bell. After its debut, the race car will go through an intensive test and development program. Its official race debut will be happen for the 2023 racing season.

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Resistance is Futile: McLaren Forced by Rivals to Enter the Electric Crossover Segment

Resistance is Futile: McLaren Forced by Rivals to Enter the Electric Crossover Segment

It won’t happen until sometime in 2030

SUVs and crossovers sales are sky rocketing. For example, in 2021 Porsche delivered a total of 300,000 examples of the Macan and Cayenne but only 38,644 examples of the iconic 911 sports car. For Lamborghini, the recently launched Urus is a hit with a total of 5,021 units sold in 2021 - almost double the sales of the Huracan. Also, for Aston Martin the DBX sales doubled in 2021, up to a total of 6,182 units - about half of all Aston Martin global sales in the same period.

In a world where everyone goes for big cars, trying to keep exclusivity over volume and profit is going to be very difficult, so McLaren will have no other option than to follow the trend.

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The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

Of all the cars in the world, only one has a verified top speed record above 300 mph

The first production car with a recorded speed was the 1894 Benz Velo that had a top speed of just 12 mph. Few verified records exist from that point until around 1950, when the Jaguar XK120 set a production car speed record of 124.6 mph (not to be confused with the tuned prototype that managed to hit 133 mph) From this point on, it became a trend for automotive publications to do their own top speed test. Even the venerable McLaren F1 was tested by Car & Driver, and in 2005 we got our first government-official speed record set by the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 and verified by German inspection officials in 2005. It was that moment when the official challenge between manufacturers kicked off, and since then there have only been a handful of cars up to breaking the record. This list covers the top 10 fastest cars in the world, ranked from slowest to fastest.

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McLaren Senna XP "El Triunfo Absoluto" Pays Tribute To Ayton Senna's Legendary 1989 Win in Mexico

McLaren Senna XP "El Triunfo Absoluto" Pays Tribute To Ayton Senna’s Legendary 1989 Win in Mexico

The final out of a series of four to pay homage to famous Ayrton Senna

The McLaren Senna was revealed as the third model in the McLaren Ultimate Series at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The supercar was named after the Brazilian Formula One race driver Ayrton Senna who drove McLaren Formula One cars for six years, from 1988 to 1993.

McLaren Beverly Hills built four Senna XP cars to pay homage to famous Ayrton Senna race victories. The last one, named "El Triunfo Absoluto" (in English, "The Absolute Triumph") celebrates Senna’s win at the 1989 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix.

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The Most Luxurious McLaren Proves Practicality And Performance Can Go Hand In Hand

The Most Luxurious McLaren Proves Practicality And Performance Can Go Hand In Hand

The McLaren GT demonstrates face-ripping acceleration and incredible speeds, despite being the most usable McLaren you can buy

There are very few places where you can really put a high-performance car through its paces. While we do, occasionally, test cars, we still wish we could be part of the AutoTopNL team and have quick access to the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn. This time, the car that gets to be driven flat out is a McLaren GT that has been “slightly” modified. The GT is currently McLaren’s most practical and luxurious model, but as you will see, it’s more than capable of soiling the underwear of those who are uninitiated.

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Is It Finally Time For McLaren To Take The Crossover Plunge?

Is It Finally Time For McLaren To Take The Crossover Plunge?

The answer is most likely YES, but the question remains, when?

McLaren is synonymous with putting together some pretty cynical and darn right outrageous supercars, but we’re in 2022, and I’m sure that the idea of a McLaren SUV must have surely crossed your mind. Ever wondered what that could look like? Well, this digital render by andras.s.veres gives us a good idea of what an SUV made in Woking, the U.K. could look like.

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The McLaren Artura Is Worthy of Queen Elizabeth II

The McLaren Artura Is Worthy of Queen Elizabeth II

This one-off, special edition Artura commemorates Her Majesty’s 70-year reign

Born on 21 April 1926, Elizabeth II became the Queen of England on February 6, 1952, after her father King George VI passed away. 70 years have passed since then, and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II - now aged 96 - is both the oldest and longest-reigning British monarch.

To honor this special moment, U.K.-based McLaren Automotive designed a one-off example of the McLaren Artura – the company’s first hybrid supercar.

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BMW and McLaren's Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

BMW and McLaren’s Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

Will we see another iconic car like the McLaren F1 out of this deal or is there even more to it?

The record-setting and iconic McLaren F1 set a new standard for what a supercar should be, but part of what made all of that possible was the unique BMW-derived V-12 that gave it life. Over the decades since this legendary collaboration, there was nothing noteworthy between the two companies. In April of 2022, however, a new rumor claimed that the two would once again collaborate, only this time they would work together to build an all-new electric sports car platform. Neither BMW nor McLaren jumped on the opportunity to confirm or deny the rumor.

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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Watch Bruno Senna Lap The McLaren Artura Around The Miami GP Circuit

Watch Bruno Senna Lap The McLaren Artura Around The Miami GP Circuit

He seems to have really enjoyed the experience, and why wouldn’t he?

It’s been more than a year since the McLaren Artura was announced, but it is only now that the supercar is making its North American debut. In fact, it made its debut in style, with Bruno Senna popping its cherry. Yes, Ayrton Senna’s nephew has taken some hot laps in the supercar around the brand-new Miami GP circuit.

McLaren has hopes that the North American market will become the largest market for the Artura when deliveries begin in July 2022.

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Chris Jaszczynski has some pretty dope wheels under his arsenal, ideal for the sun-kissed skies of Dubai

MoVlogs, a.k.a Mohamed Beiraghdary, the popular YouTuber from Dubai, recently met up with Crypto mogul, Chris Jaszczynski. Now, Mo not only got to check out Chris’ cars but also got to see his fancy house, a part of his NFT collection, and the office from where he runs his Crypto empire.

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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.