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McLaren Sabre hybrid spied, could be brand's most powerful car yet

A prototype believed to be the forthcoming McLaren Sabre has been photographed in dazzle camouflage at a dealership in California. Released by spy.shots on Instagram, the car’s aesthetic is defined by long and deep side scoops, a board-mounted rear wing, a large front splitter, and McLaren's traditional dihedral doors...

2021 McLaren hybrid supercar confirmed

McLaren has confirmed its next-generation supercar will be launched in the first half of 2021. The vehicle – which does not yet have an official model name – will be the first built on the brand’s MCLA carbon fibre lightweight architecture. A V6 hybrid powertrain differentiates the car from all of its McLaren on-road predecessors, which have used twin-turbo V8 motors in recent times...

2021 McLaren Elva production cut once again

McLaren has once again cut production figures for its open-top Elva project, now suggesting that just 149 examples will be built. Back in April the supercar maker slashed the initially-slated run of 399 examples to 249, citing a “customer desire for exclusivity”. However, the company cites the coronavirus pandemic – and subsequent factory shutdown – for the latest round of cuts...

2020 McLaren 765LT revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: McLaren has today confirmed the 765LT will exceed its targeted 0-200km/h time, covering the sprint in 7.0 seconds rather than the expected 7.2 seconds. Its quarter-mile (~400m) time is now also officially listed at 9.9 seconds, clarifying the earlier "less than 10 seconds" figure...

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car versus McLaren 720S in drag race

Car enthusiasts – and YouTube channels – can’t get enough of the sheer speed of electric performance cars. Until the novelty wears off – and every person on the planet is aware of the capability of electric cars when the tech is applied for maximum acceleration – we will continue to be treated to videos like this...

McLaren is selling its headquarters for 'in excess of $352 million'

British automotive brand McLaren has placed its United Kingdom headquarters up for sale, to be priced "in excess of £200 million (AUD$325 million)" in an effort to recoup funds amid a dramatic decline in revenue. The Woking, Surrey, site has been in McLaren's possession since 2004, but the company is hoping to sell it before the end of this financial year under a proposed sale-and-leaseback that could see McLaren become a tenant in its own HQ...

McLaren unveils all-new carbon-fibre tub for electrified supercars

McLaren is set to introduce an all-new carbon-fibre architecture, revealed today, to underpin the company's next generation of electrified supercars. The chassis is designed specifically to accommodate hybrid powertrains. It was developed at McLaren’s $91 million Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield, and will also be manufactured onsite...

An Aussie company provided the McLaren Speedtail Hyper-GT's wireless charging system

Australian company Lumen Freedom has revealed it supplied the wireless charging technology used in the 2020 McLaren Speedtail Hyper-GT, a hybrid hypercar that's the first vehicle in the world to rely solely on wireless charging. Melbourne-based Lumen Freedom confirmed it provided the wireless charging receiver, wall box and ground pad for the AU$2...

Pink McLaren 570S crashes in central London

A bright pink McLaren 570S has been extensively damaged in central London after reportedly colliding with a VW Golf. Simon Tuhill, the London Fire Brigade Borough Commander for Camden, reported the accident on Twitter. “We go to many incidents involving crashed vehicles but not that many where one of those vehicles is a McLaren,” the post read...

Lanzante to build seven one-off McLaren F1 tributes

The team that claimed McLaren’s first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans victory is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the historic win by building seven McLaren F1 GTR-inspired LM 25 Edition versions of McLaren's contemporary range. In 1995, a total of seven McLaren F1s were entered into the twice-around-the-clock endurance race...

McLaren passed off as Porsche seized in Filipino tax sting

Supermarkets have long claimed that the self-serve checkout system is abused by customers who scan through cheaper items in place of expensive ones, but it appears this scheme has been taken to a whole new level in the Philippines. A McLaren 620R was seized at the Filipino border after it was fraudulently declared to be a much cheaper Porsche Cayman in an attempt to avoid local taxes...