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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...

McLaren 570S Design Edition models revealed

Five McLaren 570S Design Editions have been announced this week, each featuring "expressions of perfect colour and trim harmony" specified by the company's designers. The first of this quintuplet to be revealed is the Design Edition 1 (pictured), which features Vermillion Red exterior paint with five-spoke alloy wheels in a diamond-cut finish, along with a 'Stealth' exhaust and red brake calipers...

McLaren F1 successor confirmed: Bespoke 'Hyper-GT' to feature three-seat layout

McLaren's bespoke vehicles division, McLaren Special Operations, has confirmed an upcoming project that could see the legendary F1 supercar of the 1990s revived with a modern twist. Touted as the world's first 'Hyper-GT', the special McLaren is codenamed 'BP23', which stands for 'Bespoke Project 2' and three seats...

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. An exclusive offering for those who may not have the fullest of piggy banks, the ride-on McLaren P1 is officially limited to a specific group of potential customers, with the British brand saying “customers ideally should be between three and six years old to drive it – although young drivers beyond this age group might also fit”...

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

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

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...