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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...

Zagame Motorsport launched as local interest in GT3-level racing booms

Just one week after an epic 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour, Melbourne-based Zagame Automotive has officially launched its new track-focussed division, with the program to be headed up by Australian motorsport icon Cameron McConville...

McLaren details new Proactive Chassis Control II, Variable Drift Control

McLaren has confirmed its upcoming second-generation Super Series model, which will replace the 650S, will feature the company's latest Proactive Chassis Control system. The second-generation of the technology uses 12 more sensors than the outgoing version, including an accelerometer on each wheel hub to 'read' inputs from the road and measure the contact patch the tyre has with the road...

McLaren partners with BMW for next-generation powertrains

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic partnership with the BMW Group as part of a project to design and develop technologies for its next-generation powertrains. In a statement released this week, the British supercar firm said the project will focus on developing new combustion technology that will deliver a higher output per capacity than currently possible, while also aiming to reduce CO2 emissions...

McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo

A single, show-all photo of the new supercar known to its engineers as the P14 and in the press as the McLaren 720S, has surfaced online today. Although reports are describing the photo above as a leak, the presence of snap-happy guests in the background suggests McLaren isn't too fussed about its new second-generation Super Series car appearing early...

McLaren teases second-generation 'Super Series' model ahead of Geneva

McLaren has previewed the successor to its 650S supercar, scheduled to be revealed on March 7 at the Geneva motor show. The second-generation of the company's 'Super Series' range is claimed to be twice as aerodynamically efficient as the current 650S, along with 15 per cent better cooling efficiency...

McLaren Automotive doubles sales in 2016

British supercar brand McLaren Automotive was one of the great success stories of 2016, almost doubling its global sales to 3286 units, up from 1654 the year before. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales followed the company’s announcement of a third consecutive year of profitability in 2015 and the production milestone of the company’s 10,000th car...

McLaren teases second-generation Super Series body shell

The underlying body shell of the second-generation McLaren Super Series has been teased in a sneak peek released by the sports car manufacturer. The teaser gives us a first look at the carbon-fibre central structure, dubbed Monocage II, of the new Super Series range. Monocage II replaces the hybrid carbon-fibre and metal underpinnings of today's lineup...

McLaren adds new personalisation options

McLaren buyers are already spoilt for choice - hey, if you can spend half-a-mill or more on a car, there are lots of options open to you in life! - but now the British sports car brand is adding a range of aftermarket personalisation packs to its ranks. The new range of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories allows owners to "refresh the design of their cars", be they old or new...

McLaren 570S 'Track Pack' revealed

The McLaren 570S Track Pack has been announced, designed for both the road and the race track. Following the 570S Design Edition revealed a couple of weeks ago, the Track Pack is inspired by the company's success in GT3 and GT4 racing categories, the racy upgrade package includes a 12mm higher rear wing - adding 29kg of downforce at 150mph (241km/h) - along with a Dark Palladium roof and a stealth-finish sports exhaust...

McLaren confirms meeting with Apple happened, went nowhere - report

The boss of McLaren has now confirmed previously dismissed report that the company did indeed have a meeting with technology giant Apple, though no bids or offers for a takeover were made. Speaking to Reuters, CEO Mike Flewitt, said the company has been approached by several potential investors, though the company's shareholders have been opposed to any kind of takeover - in particular a Chinese takeover bid that saw head of the Formula One team, Ron Dennis, forced out last week...