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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...

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

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'

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’

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

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...

Exclusive: Toyota customers pay more luxury car tax than owners of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley – and Audi, BMW and Lexus

EXCLUSIVE Toyota customers are paying more Luxury Car Tax than buyers of most prestige brands, prompting renewed calls to scrap the 33 per cent levy on vehicles priced above the $66,331 threshold. Luxury Car Tax has reaped the Federal Government more than $5 billion over the past decade – including more than $695 million in the last financial year alone...

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer...

Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags

Car companies are calling for registration bans to be expanded to include the remaining 1.3 million vehicles equipped with dodgy Takata airbags – in addition to 12,000 currently under a compulsory recall – because tens of thousands of customers are refusing to have them fixed...

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

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...