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McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar loses lid and goes all electric… for the kids

The multi-million-dollar McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar has morphed into an all-electric, single-seat convertible in a bid to appeal to a wider market… those aged three to six...

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McLaren denies Apple takeover talks
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McLaren denies Apple takeover talks

Reports overnight suggested technology giant Apple had moved to purchase part or all of McLaren, but the British luxury sports car maker has moved quickly to deny any such talks have occurred. Three anonymous sources with inside knowledge have told The Financial Times that Apple has approached McLaren Technology, which owns around 80 per cent of McLaren Automotive, about a possible takeover of, or a strategic investment in, the British automaker...


Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average
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Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average

Sales of the market’s most expensive and exotic sports cars are growing at more than triple the overall market average in 2016. According to monthly VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries this week, the 'sports car over $200,000' class grew 19.9 per cent in August, and is up 10.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 1163 units...


McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has unveiled a special version of the 570GT at the Concours d’Elegance event later this month. Using the recently-launched McLaren 570GT as a base, the bespoke MSO version adds styling, feature and material enhancements which will soon be available to customers wanting to personalise their supercar...


2017 McLaren 688HS caught undisguised
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2017 McLaren 688HS caught undisguised

The McLaren 688HS has been photographed completely undisguised on, what seems like, the factory floor. The image above was posted on the McLaren Life forums by user JFPW3097 after somehow turning up on his Facebook feed. This latest photo seemingly confirms the authenticity of renderings that were leaked online in early June...


Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges

Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges

The confirmation of the pricing for the all-new Honda NSX – at a huge $420,000 plus on-road costs – made a few people in the CarAdvice office gasp. But it also got the team to thinking – that’s a big gap between the cheapest Honda model to the dearest..


McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report
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McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report

The iconic McLaren F1 could be reimagined for the 21st century very soon, according to a new report out of the UK. After the original F1 with its three-seater layout, $1 million price tag and claim to fame as the fastest car in the world in the 1990s, rumour has it that McLaren could be working on a modern interpretation of the original hypercar by the turn of the decade...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record
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McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record

The ultra-fast, ultra-new, and ultra-rare McLaren P1 LM has set a new record time for a road-legal car to negotiate the world-famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. A road-going version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, the Lanzante-developed P1 LM reached the top of the 1...


McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut
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2017 McLaren 570S Sprint unveiled ahead of Goodwood debut

The McLaren 570S Sprint has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts tomorrow. A track-only vehicle, the 570S Sprint was developed alongside the 570S GT4, which was unveiled in March. While the two share many elements in common, the Sprint isn't homologated for any racing series, although a GT4 compliance pack is available as an optional extra...


McLaren 675LT Spider gets Special Operations treatment with carbon-fibre overhaul
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McLaren 675LT Spider gets Special Operations treatment with carbon-fibre overhaul

British supercar marque McLaren has revealed a limited-edition variant of its new 675LT. Dubbed the MSO Carbon Series LT, the car was brought to life by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and is cloaked almost completely in high-gloss carbon-fibre. Based on the 675LT Spider, MSO's special has had an additional 40 per cent of its bodywork replaced with the high-strength lightweight material...


McLaren 688HS leaked online - report
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McLaren 688HS leaked online - report

Images of a new model purported to be known as the McLaren 688HS have surfaced online this week, potentially hinting at a more powerful version of the 675LT. The images were first published by Dutch car blog Autogespot, described as "official photos by McLaren"...


2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?
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2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?

Read the article here. There’s no such thing as a cheap supercar, but the 2016 McLaren 540C Coupe is probably the closest thing to it. Starting from a measly… ahem… $350,000 driveaway (before options) the all-new entry-point to McLaren’s Sport Series range is competitively priced if you think of it in the same echelon as a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 (from $378,900 plus on-road costs) and the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $384,900 plus on-road costs)...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


McLaren wants to triple sales by 2022, commits to hybrid future
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McLaren wants to triple sales by 2022, commits to hybrid future

Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has gone on the record about how the sports car maker plans to introduce 15 new vehicles and triple its sales by 2022. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, McLaren's CEO laid out the company's ambitious agenda. After selling 1654 sports cars in 2015, Flewitt expects the company to sell 3000 vehicles this year, and between 4500 to 5000 annually by 2022...


2016 McLaren 540C Coupe Review: Quick Drive

2016 McLaren 540C Coupe Review: Quick Drive

There’s no such thing as a cheap supercar, but the 2016 McLaren 540C Coupe is probably the closest thing to it. Starting from a measly... ahem... $350,000 driveaway (before options) the all-new entry-point to McLaren’s Sport Series range is competitively priced if you think of it in the same echelon as a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 (from $378,900 plus on-road costs) and the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $384,900 plus on-road costs)...


The 10 most powerful cars you can buy in Australia

The 10 most powerful cars you can buy in Australia

Power and excitement go hand-in-hand. Henry Kissinger summed up the connection perfectly when he said: "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac". Though Kissinger wasn't talking about kilowatts, when you take a look at the 10 most powerful production cars on sale in Australia, there's no arguing each has sex appeal...

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2016 McLaren 570GT Walk Around — Start Up and Exhaust Sound
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2016 McLaren 570GT Walk Around — Start Up and Exhaust Sound

Read the article here. This car is one of only two McLaren 570GTs in the world. We get an exclusive preview of the new McLaren Super Series day-to-day supercar. We walk around the car, check out the carbon fibre hatchback and the panoramic roof. The video also includes a start up and rev with a helping of exhaust. It's an incredible sounding and looking car...


2016 McLaren 570GT debuts in Australia
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2016 McLaren 570GT debuts in Australia

McLaren has used the 2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix to locally unveil the McLaren 570GT, the company's latest mid-engined sports car. Based on the McLaren 570S, the 570GT starts at $438,000 driveaway and aims to offers buyers a slightly more practical approach to fast motoring. Due to start arriving in Australia by the end of 2016, the Sports Series 570GT is powered by McLaren's 3...