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Video: McLaren Senna LM turns up in New Zealand

A McLaren Senna LM has emerged in New Zealand – the birthplace of company founder Bruce McLaren – despite never having been officially released by the British supercar manufacturer. Revealed on the YouTube channel of Giltrap Group, one of the New Zealand's most prominent luxury vehicle importers, the ultra rare McLaren Senna LM is shown in the greatest detail seen so far...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

Driver ploughs McLaren supercar into a brick wall in the UK

Local police in the United Kingdom have mocked the owner of a McLaren 570S who crashed the expensive supercar into a brick wall in the county of Surrey. On June 1, 2020, the Twitter account for the Surrey Police road unit shared a photo of the incident, revealing the driver was travelling in a 40mph (64km/h) zone when the crash occurred...

Bruce McLaren honoured on the 50th anniversary of his death

A special tribute has been paid to the founder of the iconic McLaren Formula One team and specialist sports car maker, Bruce McLaren, on the 50th anniversary of his death behind the wheel. June 2 2020 marks exactly 50 years since Kiwi engineer, technician and racing legend Bruce McLaren was killed in an accident during testing at Goodwood circuit, located in West Sussex, UK...

McLaren confirms 186 Australian cars involved in global recall

British supercar maker McLaren has confirmed 186 Australian cars are included in a global recall issued in April for a fire hazard. The 186 McLaren cars span 2017-2020 model year 720S coupe and spider, Senna, 570GT and GT models sold between 31 August 2016 and 29 March 2020...

McLaren makes 1200 redundancies to stay afloat

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here British F1 and supercar specialist McLaren has issued 1200 staff redundancies to stay afloat during the car industry downturn caused by the global coronavirus crisis. In a statement to investors, McLaren confirmed it had let go of 1200 employees – approximately a quarter of its total workforce – across its automotive and racing businesses, as well as members of its back office functions...

McLaren to mortgage historic car collection to raise funds – report

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here British F1 and supercar specialist McLaren is looking to borrow between £250 million (AU$465 million) and £275 million (AU$511 million) against its headquarters and historic car collection to see it through decreased profits during the COVID-19 pandemic...

The 10 most Instagrammed supercars in the world

It could be argued that supercars exist primarily to do two things – go fast and get noticed. To the second point, the UK arm of price comparison site comparethemarket.com has conducted an analysis of just how head-turning certain supercars really are, from Bugatti's Veyron to Koenigsegg's Agera...

McLaren Speedtail takes on a fighter jet

A McLaren Speedtail – the brand’s first ever hyper GT car – has been put up against a fighter jet in what might be the most expensive drag race in history. Orchestrated by the BBC’s Top Gear TV show, the £1.75 million (AU$3.4 million) Speedtail was put head to head against a roughly £100 million (AU$194 million) F35-B Lightning fighter jet for a lap of an improvised course at an airfield...

McLaren recalls 2016-2020 570GT, GT, 720S and Senna models due to fire hazard

McLaren has issued a recall notice in the United States for 2763 examples of its 570GT, GT, 720S and Senna (shown above) models built between 2016 and 2020 due to a risk of fire – with two incidents confirmed globally suggesting a global recall may follow...

McLaren supercar worth $455,000 driven into floodwaters in the US

The owner of a McLaren 600LT has been filmed driving the car across a flooded road in the United States, leaving the $455,000 supercar stranded amid rising floodwaters. Footage of the incident emerged on Twitter, showing the car's owner following a pick-up truck across a main road amid heavy rain in the city of Charleston, South Carolina...