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McLaren Officially Has No Desire to Offer An SUV - Ever

McLaren Officially Has No Desire to Offer An SUV - Ever

Stop wishing for it to happen because you’re wishing on nothing

An SUV is not part of McLaren’s plans, now or in future. McLaren’s design chief, Mark Roberts, made that clear at an event preceding the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show. According to Roberts, McLaren isn’t going to stray away from its core identity as an automaker that delivers the “ultimate driving experience.” Since McLaren believes that developing an SUV strays from that identity, it’s not a question of “if” the company ends up building one, as it is “when” we’re going to stop thinking it will. It’s not happening. Not now. Not in the future. So stop wishing for a McLaren SUV to one day enter our lives. Unless the automaker undergoes a dramatic shift in philosophy, you have a better chance of seeing a 150-horsepower Ferrari city car than a McLaren SUV.

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2018 McLaren 570GT Cabbeen Collection

2018 McLaren 570GT Cabbeen Collection

Embroidered dragons everywhere inside this MSO-built McLaren

McLaren Special Operations has revealed the sixth and final Cabbeen Collection McLaren 570GT during the annual Lunar New Year celebration held in Beverly Hills. The Cabbeen-commissioned 570GT debuted at last year’s Beijing Auto Show in April, and only five other examples exist. This special McLaren features the same hand-painted dragon outside and embroidered dragon inside that’s seen on the other five Cabbeen models built by MSO. This model has a unique VIN number, and you can actually buy it through McLaren of Beverly Hills

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider

McLaren kind of caught us off-guard with the introduction of the 600LT Spider – the 2nd long-tail spider of the ultimate series lineup. In true McLaren fashion, it comes with a 3.8-liter V-8 that’s good for 592 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Even better yet, McLaren managed to keep the usual weight gain associated with drop-top models under control as the 600LT Spider tips the scales at just 110 pounds more than the standard 600LT – that means it’s just 0.2-seconds slower than the coupe it’s based on. It also weighs some 220.5 pounds less than the McLaren 570S Spider – you know, just for the record. Anyway, the 60-mph sprint takes just 2.8 seconds, and the 124-mph sprint takes just 8.4 seconds. Put the hammer down, and you’ll bounce off the rev-limiter in high gear somewhere between 196 and 201 mph. With all of this said, we’re just taken back by the 600LT Spider’s sleek body design, proper proportions, and downright elegance. So, we’ve decided to feature it as our wallpaper of the day. We’ve picked out our favorite, but we’ve also added a gallery below for you to choose from if you want something different. Download one or download them all – they are free, and the choice is yours. Enjoy!

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McLaren Has a Very Interesting View of what 2050 Holds for F1

McLaren Has a Very Interesting View of what 2050 Holds for F1

I used to freak out thinking about F1’s future; but if this is how it will be, I’m ready to time-travel to 2050

At this time of the year, F1 teams are generally working on making the perfect car for upcoming races. But McLaren F1’s sister, McLaren Applied Technologies, has imagined what F1 in 2050 would look like and has already developed a concept. Talk about being visionaries! Moniker’d the MCLExtreme, this concept looks very interesting, and we are already hyped up about it. For starters, the cars will be all-electric and ripping the tracks with speeds up to 310 miles per hour!

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Barrett-Jackson Just Auctioned Off a 2019 McLaren Seen (VIN 005) and it Sold for Crazy Money

Barrett-Jackson Just Auctioned Off a 2019 McLaren Seen (VIN 005) and it Sold for Crazy Money

Barely a year after hitting the market, the Senna is already commanding a premium in the auction scene

A low-mileage McLaren Senna sold for $1.45 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The specific Senna, VIN# 005, sold for more than the $1 million starting price that a brand-new Senna would’ve cost. Unfortunately, McLaren only built 500 units of the supercar, and all 500 Senna units, including 120 in the U.S., already have owners. Actually, only 499 units of the 789-horsepower supercar remain after one of them was charred to a crisp recently. Perhaps that developed spurred the spike in price for the Senna that was being auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson. Perhaps it didn’t. Either way, the winning bidder not only won a Senna, but he also won a Senna with just 281 miles in its odometer. That’s a pretty sweet deal for all parties involved.

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2019 McLaren 600LT Spider

2019 McLaren 600LT Spider

For when you want to have wind blowing in your hair out on the race track

The McLaren 600LT Spider is one of the few drop-top sports cars with barely any compromises over the coupe. It’s just 110 pounds heavier than the fixed-head version but, besides that, it offers the same 592 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque from the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The catch? It costs almost $50,000 more than the 570S Spider that McLaren used as a starting point for the LT.

After teasing us with a video just a few days ago, McLaren finally released the official images of the mighty 600LT Spider. Again, LT stands for ’Long-Tail,’ but there is no long tail on this car to speak of, it’s merely as a pale homage to the Le Mans class-winning McLaren F1 GTR from 22 years ago. What you do get, though, is a highly competent track beast with the added benefit of being able to allow the elements to take their toll on you when the roof’s down.

If you like what you’re hearing you should rush to pre-order one because McLaren said that the production would be limited with "build slots scheduled around other Sports and Super Series models." Production is said to commence in March and will go on for a year. The only problem with the 600LT Spider is, frankly, the existence of the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider with its 710 horsepower, 568 pound-feet of torque that’s likely quicker although it also costs a lot more as well.

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The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spyder Lowers Her Top and is Still Lighter than the Competition

The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spyder Lowers Her Top and is Still Lighter than the Competition

Lighting fast sprints with infinite headroom

With all eyes pointed to the Toyota Supra and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Motor Show, McLaren debuted a new member of the Longtail family. Meet the 600LT Spider, the drop-top version of the 600LT, the first Sports Series model to wear the Longtail badge.

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Can't Afford a McLaren Senna? Here's a cool Lego you can buy

Can’t Afford a McLaren Senna? Here’s a cool Lego you can buy

It comes with a wind tunnel too

I’m pretty sure everyone reading TopSpeed loves the McLaren Senna. Unfortunately, most of us can’t afford one. The good news is that we can find plenty of miniature replicas that we can afford and Lego just added another mini Senna to the list.

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Watch the McLaren P1 Tickle Its Own Top Speed

Watch the McLaren P1 Tickle Its Own Top Speed

This is what 900 hybrid ponies can do flat out

Although its almost six years old at this point, the 2014 McLaren P1 is still an absolute beast. As one of the original members of the hybrid hypercar holy trinity, the P1’s spaceship-like demeanor commands respect no matter what the crowd may be. Properly motivated, this English monster can throw itself at the horizon with shocking alacrity, as evidenced by this new top speed run that recently posted to YouTube.

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Teaser Image And Video Preview a New 2019 McLaren 600LT

Teaser Image And Video Preview a New 2019 McLaren 600LT

The Longtail goes topless

It’s been less than a month since McLaren unveiled its latest supercar, the 720S Spider, and the British firm announced the arrival of a new vehicle. This time around it’s based on the 600LT, itself a higher performance variant of the570S. The teasers don’t reveal much, but we’re probably looking at the convertible version of the 600LT.

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Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock

Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock

It’s selling for about $380,000 more than the original price tag

McLaren only built 500 Sennas and, as you’d expect, they’re all gone. As part of the company’s Ultimate Series of models, you had to be invited to buy one but, if none of the invitations found their way into your mailbox, now you’ve got a chance to buy one with delivery mileage onboard. The catch? You could have a 5,000+ square-foot house in Florida for the same kind of money.

Unveiled to the general public at last year’s Geneva Auto Show, the Senna is an extreme machine. It’s got to be, though, when you factor in its name, that of the late great Ayrton Senna, one of the best drivers to ever drive in the Formula 1 World Championship. It’s also very rare and the 500th example sold at auction for almost $3 million. Now, though, there’s one up for grabs for considerably less, and it’s just as pristine. If you’re a multi-millionaire, you could say this is a real bargain since prices will only go up for these things in the next few years.

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The 2020 McLaren Speedtail Becomes Even More Unique With Three Special Design Collections

The 2020 McLaren Speedtail Becomes Even More Unique With Three Special Design Collections

All 106 examples will be unique

We’ve already admired the new, high-speed McLaren Speedtail at recent auto shows, but owners are getting ready to customize their expensive supercars. Just like the P1, each Speedtail will be unique. To enable buyers to customize their vehicles even more, McLaren just launched three new design collections called Colours & Materials Inspiration Story.

Envisioned by the skilled folks at McLaren Special Operations, these themes add unique and expensive features inside and out. The three themes are called Urbane, Visionary, and Dynamic, and each of them are inspired by specific themes. Let’s have a closer look.

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2019 McLaren 720S Spa 68 Special Edition

2019 McLaren 720S Spa 68 Special Edition

One of Three Celebrating The First McLaren F1 Win 50 Years Ago

Honoring the first F1 win during the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, exactly 50 years ago, McLaren’s special division, MSO, revealed a Special Edition McLaren 720 S Spa 68. Commissioned by McLaren Brussels, the latest special edition 720S joins numerous other SE models. I am quite sure that McLaren makes a whole lot of money on its SE cars. I can’t even imagine how expensive some of them will be in 20 or 30 years time. Nevertheless, crafting yet another Special Edition McLaren 720S, MSO division tried to tie the new 720S with the old orange McLaren M7A racer Bruce McLaren drove back then to claim the first F1 win for the McLaren.

The car you can see in the photos is a part of the 720 S Spa 68 Collection. Three cars will be built - all for McLaren Brussels.

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