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McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’

McLaren won't be trying to cash in on the SUV boom, seeing no way to deliver such a vehicle without compromising its promise of lightweight performance. Porsche broke the mould many years ago with the Cayenne, and now the likes of Lamborghini, Aston Martin and even Ferrari have followed suit with SUVs to feed voracious market demand...

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McLaren 720S Spider gets MSO'd for Geneva
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McLaren 720S Spider gets MSO'd for Geneva

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a bespoke version of the 720S Spider at the Geneva motor show, which the company says "emphasises the cutting-edge aerodynamics" of the drop-top variant. Finished in a main coat of Meteorite Grey, the 720S Spider by MSO features accents that use a tri-tone paint, dubbed Coriolis, in the aero work – Cerulean Blue, Burton Blue and Abyss Black...


McLaren Senna GTR unveiled
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McLaren Senna GTR unveiled

The new McLarne Senna GTR is powered by the company's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which has been tuned to deliver 607kW of power and 800Nm of torque. A recalibrated control unit and the removal of the secondary catalyst are responsible for the 18kW increase over the road-going Senna...


McLaren confirms new 'Grand Tourer'
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McLaren confirms new 'Grand Tourer'

McLaren Automotive has previewed a new GT model that it plans to release later this year, with company CEO, Mike Flewitt, making the announcement at the Geneva motor show. "The fourth McLaren to be introduced under the Track25 business plan will be our interpretation of the Grand Tourer...


McLaren improving resale values, brand equity through video games; days of supercar resale profiteering ‘long gone’
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McLaren improving resale values, brand equity through video games; days of supercar resale profiteering ‘long gone’

McLaren is working to build its brand equity and better compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini on resale value, despite continuing its plan to launch 18 new models by 2025, of which four have now been revealed. The upstart supercar brand has increased its global sales by 44 per cent in the last four years as it takes on the supercar incumbents of Ferrari and Lamborghini...


McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years
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McLaren sales up 44 per cent in four years

McLaren’s ever-expanding range of supercars have seen its sales increase by close to 50 per cent, as it takes on the traditional supercar makers of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Speaking this week with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s executive director of global sales and marketing/member of the board, Jolyon Nash, said the company’s ‘purity of focus’ – delivering cars customers want – has allowed its rapid expansion around the world...


2019 McLaren 720S Spider review: Who needs a roof?

The 720S Spider demands a hefty $66,100 premium over its Coupe sibling, as well as rival models like the Ferrari 488 Spider ($29,112) and Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder ($23,365). But I’d argue that neither can match the all-round performance of the McLaren both on and off the track, as close as they might be.


2019 McLaren 720S Spider review
Rating: 910 /10
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2019 McLaren 720S Spider review

Not only is it the fastest convertible on the planet, it's also got the fastest retractable hardtop in the segment. I'd also argue it's the most capable and most comfortable.


2019 McLaren 600LT Spider review: Who needs a 720S?

McLaren’s newest track-focused weapon is the 600LT Spider, and if you’re thinking it’s a junior-league performer because of its Sports Series product positioning and open-top profile, you couldn’t be more wrong. You can probably guess which car they benchmarked during the development too – yep, the 675LT Spider, meaning this thing has massive shoes to fill as the latest and fifth chapter in the Longtail lineage...


2019 McLaren 600LT Spider review
Rating: 910 /10
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2019 McLaren 600LT Spider review

It's positioned in a series below the 720S Spider, but it can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in the same 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 324km/h. This is not your average supercar.

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$496,000

The surprising inspiration for the iconic McLaren F1

The surprising inspiration for the iconic McLaren F1

Remember the funky Toyota Sera? No? Unsurprising, really, as the sporty little coupe was built exclusively for the Japanese market, with a total of 15,941 cars produced from 1990-96. Of those, 15,852 cars were registered in Japan, emphasising its local market credentials. The 2+2 seater was powered by Toyota’s 1...


2019 McLaren 600LT Spider revealed
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2019 McLaren 600LT Spider revealed

The McLaren 600LT Spider has been unveiled, becoming the fifth model to wear the Longtail name. Like other Longtail models, the 600LT Spider will be built in limited numbers – exactly how limited isn't clear – and is significantly lighter than the car on which it's based...


2019 McLaren 600LT Spider teased
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2019 McLaren 600LT Spider teased

The new McLaren 600LT Spider has been teased ahead of its unveiling January 16 UK time. Although the company is only saying the car will the fifth member of its Longtail family, the car in the teaser video has 600LT written on its licence plate, plus the top-mounted exhaust outlets are a pretty big giveaway too...


McLaren Special Operations P1 GTR celebrates Ayrton Senna
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McLaren Special Operations P1 GTR celebrates Ayrton Senna

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has released its 'ultimate' take on the P1 GTR, inspired by Ayrton Senna's legendary MP4/4 racer. The project celebrates the 30th anniversary of Senna's first Formula 1 World Championship, commissioned by a McLaren collector who grew up idolising the Brazilian. He worked in tandem with MSO for three years on the car...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63

My Winners Circle short list wasn’t so much about choosing the best vehicle of 2018, but selecting the vessel beneath the year’s most memorable motoring experience. And nothing came close to the cocktail of eye-popping wonder and bum-clenching fear that was my McLaren Senna drive at Estoril, Portugal, in June, before Winners Circle got traction...


2019 McLaren 720S Spider revealed
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2019 McLaren 720S Spider revealed

McLaren has lopped the top from its 720S, expanding the Super Series line-up with the 720S Spider. As with the 650S Spider before it, the 720S sports a small retractable hardtop. It's available in black, or a new electrochromic finish that can switch between tinted and transparent at the push of a button. Opening/closing takes just 11 seconds, and can be done at up to 50km/h...


McLaren 600LT v 720S drag race - video
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McLaren 600LT v 720S drag race - video

The new McLaren 600LT is the pinnacle of performance for the marque's 'entry-level' Sports Series family, so how does it compare to its bigger brother – the 720S? In a new video posted to YouTube, Hennessey Performance lines up a 600LT against a 720S for an old-school drag race...


GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video
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GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...


McLaren 720S Spider teased
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McLaren 720S Spider teased

McLaren Automotive has announced it will reveal a new model early next month, likely to be the 720S Spider. The British marque issued the above image which appears to be a 720S, with the only other information given being that the new model will be revealed on December 8. McLaren's new drop-top supercar will be the second new model launched under the company's £1...


McLaren Senna GTR spied
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McLaren Senna GTR spied

Spy photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be a hotter version of the McLaren Senna, which could don the 'GTR' moniker. Not that the Senna really needed to get any crazier, it's believed this vehicle previews a more powerful and even more focused version of the 720S-based track monster, serving as the newest GTR-badged model after the iconic McLaren F1 GTR of the mid-1990s and the more recent P1 GTR...