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McLaren still working on that all-important exhaust note

The one thing most high-performance sports cars share, is a memorable exhaust note. Think of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche, and it’s the noise these cars make under full throttle that usually gets the heart racing as much as the head-turning looks...

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2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren
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2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren

We knew it was coming, but here it is. The McLaren 570S Spider has been officially revealed, and it's no mere poser. Claimed to offer the same high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of the 570S Coupe, but “with the added exhilaration of open-air driving”, the previously-confirmed 2017 McLaren 570S Spider combines the Coupe’s carbon-fibre MonoCell II chassis, with an electrically-operated two-piece hardtop...


McLaren’s production capacity guarantees greater exclusivity than Ferrari
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McLaren’s production capacity guarantees greater exclusivity than Ferrari

Sales of British sports car brand McLaren are on the rise, as the brand starts to resonate with buyers who previously had not even considered the storied marque, let alone a purchase. In 2016, the company sold 3286 cars, almost doubling sales of the previous year, as well as recording its fourth consecutive year of profitability...


McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss
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McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss

British sports carmaker McLaren unveiled its new-generation 720S for the first time in Australia this week, showing not only an evolution of the company's design language, but also a raft of new technologies that put it ahead of the game - according to George Biggs, managing director for McLaren Automotive's Asia Pacific arm...


2017 McLaren 540C review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 McLaren 540C review

Believe it or not, the McLaren 540C you're looking at is the company's entry-level model. And yes, it's still a blisteringly quick supercar with sublime handling.

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$325,000

Rob Melville to lead McLaren design, Stephenson rumoured for Mini return
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Rob Melville to lead McLaren design, Stephenson rumoured for Mini return

Supercar company McLaren has moved chief designer Rob Melville to the office with a view, promoting him to the position of Design Director. Replacing outgoing design director Frank Stephenson, Melville will report directly to McLaren chief operating officer, Dr Jens Ludmann. "I remember when I got the call to come and join McLaren back in 2009 and the joy I felt then is the same today...


McLaren P1 LM sets new Nurburgring record
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McLaren P1 LM sets new Nurburgring record

The McLaren P1 LM has set a new Nurburgring record for a road-legal production vehicle. In a video released by Lanzante Motorsport over the weekend, the McLaren P1 LM was able to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in six minutes 43.2 seconds. That's a whole 2...


McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts
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McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts

The 2017 McLaren 720S has become the latest addition to the LEGO Speed Champions range, joining the P1 hypercar in the toy company's range of model cars. Available to buy from June 1, the 3D-printed McLaren 720S model is accompanied by a car designer minifigure and design studio desk, along with a coffee cup and an original design sketch...


Kia Optima Sportswagon, Mazda MX-5 RF take top honours at Red Dot Awards
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Kia Optima Sportswagon, Mazda MX-5 RF take top honours at Red Dot Awards

The Kia Optima Sportswagon and Mazda MX-5 RF have received "Best of the Best" titles at this year's Red Dot Awards for product design, while the Kia Niro and Kia Rio also nabbed wins in their respective categories...


McLaren BP23: F1's spiritual successor teased again
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McLaren BP23: F1's spiritual successor teased again

McLaren has released a new teaser image of its upcoming 'Hyper-GT' car, which will be the F1's spiritual successor thanks to its three-seat layout. The new car is being developed under the codename BP23 by McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Cars, which typically specialises in customising production vehicles to the tastes and whims of high value customers...


2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed
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2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed

Less than two weeks after the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S made its international debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, local pricing and specifications for the supercar's three-tier range have been revealed. Starting with the ‘entry-level’ 720S at $489,900 (before on-road costs), the line-up also includes the 720S Luxury and 720S Performance, both priced from $515,080 (before on-road costs)...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement
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2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement

Like the look of the all-new McLaren 720S revealed for the first time at the 2017 Geneva motor show? Well it seems plenty do, with the UK supercar maker confirming it’s already taken some 400 orders for the car that succeeds the already blisteringly fast 650S in McLaren’s Super Series performance tier...


2017 McLaren 570S review
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2017 McLaren 570S review

Read the full review here. Mention the name McLaren in most circles and you’ll find people automatically start to conjure up images of Formula One racing. But the fact is, McLaren Automotive (the sister company to the Formula One business), currently offers more road-ready cars than Ferrari. And this from a division that only kicked off in 2010...


2017 McLaren 570S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 McLaren 570S review

The McLaren 570S is a proper super sports car in every sense of the word, but is it enough to tempt prospective buyers away from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini?

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$397,000

McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE
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McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO revealed - UPDATE

Update - While the 720S Velocity is a one-off special, McLaren's local arm has confirmed that elements of the bespoke display car can be optioned into Australian models. See bottom of article for details The McLaren 720S Velocity by MSO has been revealed this week, some 24 hours after the 'regular' 720S made its debut at the Geneva motor show...


McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months
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McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months

With the smoke barely cleared from the unveiling of the 2018 McLaren 720S at this week's 2017 Geneva motor show, the UK performance car brand has revealed a convertible Spider version of its latest Super Series car is in the pipeline. A previously confirmed drop-top version of the 570S Sports Series flagship will beat it into showrooms, however...


McLaren 720S revealed in Geneva, 341km/h Super Series goes official - UPDATE
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McLaren 720S revealed in Geneva, 341km/h Super Series goes official - UPDATE

Update - McLaren's local arm has confirmed pricing and timing for the new 720S. See bottom of article for details The new McLaren 720S has been officially revealed and detailed at the Geneva motor show this week, marking the second generation of the company's Super Series line...


McLaren 720S leaked again ahead of Geneva
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McLaren 720S leaked again ahead of Geneva

The upcoming McLaren 720S has been leaked again ahead of its official reveal at this year's Geneva motor show. A single image has surfaced online, posted (and since deleted) by Bloomberg, supposedly confirming the 720S name and giving a clearer look at the new supercar's proportions before its full reveal at the Geneva event next week...


McLaren's gen-two Super Series' V8 teased
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McLaren's gen-two Super Series' V8 teased

British supercar brand McLaren Automotive has again teased the imminent 650S/675LT successor that'll make its world premiere next month in Geneva. Turns out the second-generation McLaren 'Super Series' model will sport a new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that'll hurl the supercar from 0-200km/h in 7.8 seconds...