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A hypercar for your desk: LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR

Better clear some shelf space, as the latest LEGO Technic ‘real’ car model has arrived, a LEGO McLaren Senna GTR. The McLaren Senna was launched in 2018 as the third in the McLaren Ultimate Series lineup (trailing the F1 and P1).   Designed as a textbook function-over-form laptime crusher, the Senna features a 4...

2021 McLaren new cars: The incoming supercars to look out for

McLaren cars are a niche proposition at the best of times and yet, despite a financially difficult year for many, the marque managed to somewhat maintain its sales foothold in 2020, only losing around 25 per cent of ground. As of November 2020, McLaren had managed to shift 59 cars compared to the 79 it sold in the same period the year prior...

McLaren Sabre hypercar spied in testing – UPDATE: Officially revealed

UPDATE, December 23, 2020: After a multitude of spy sightings and patent leaks, the McLaren Sabre has been revealed in full. Powering the limited-run hypercar is a version of McLaren's venerable twin-turbocharged V8 engine (of unknown capacity) developing 615kW of power and 800Nm of torque – the most powerful, non-hybrid version of the mill offered in a McLaren to date...

McLaren Tiger Stripe: Young Aussie engineers design the drift car of tomorrow

A futuristic drift car has been designed by students at Adelaide’s St Francis Primary School, as part of a program to promote “science, maths, and design skills.” The two-metre long papier-mache concept – known as Tiger Stripe – reportedly took 10 weeks to build, and is loosely based on the McLaren Senna GTR...

McLaren Sabre patent images surface online

Patent images for an upcoming McLaren – believed to be the Ultimate Series successor to the Senna – have surfaced online. The drawings show a dramatic design – with by a sideboard-mounted rear wing, large front splitter, cooling ducts, and an elongated central 'shark' fin – although it is unclear if this is a track-only model, or will be eligible for road use in some countries, as per the Senna...

2021 McLaren Artura: Name confirmed for hybrid supercar

McLaren's upcoming hybrid supercar has been given a name: Artura. Due to launch in the first half of 2021, the Artura is the (indirect) replacement for the British brand's popular Sports Series line of supercars – consisting of 540C, 570S, 570GT, 600LT and 620R variants – and, unlike its predecessors, shifts away from a numerical nameplate derived from the car's power output, towards a word-based moniker...

2021 McLaren Elva shown off in Lando Norris test drive

The 2021 McLaren Elva – set to be the newest addition to the British-manufacturer’s Ultimate Series – has been test driven at Silverstone by 20-year-old F1 driver Lando Norris. This represents the best look yet at the upcoming roadster in action. Inspired by founder Bruce McLaren’s M1A, M1B and M1C race cars of the 1960’s, the the £1...

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...