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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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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 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 initiates Takata airbag recall
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McLaren initiates Takata airbag recall

McLaren Automotive has commenced its Takata airbag recall, affecting models sold from 2012 through 2018. As with all Takata-related notices, vehicles included in the recall could be fitted with airbags that degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...


McLaren 600LT priced from $455,000
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McLaren 600LT priced from $455,000

McLaren Automotive has launched its lightweight track-focussed 600LT into the Australian market, with a starting price of $455,000 plus on-road costs. The McLaren 600LT, the first in the Sports Series range to wear the ‘LT’ badge, will hit our shores in late 2018, with a McLaren spokesperson confirming several Australian customers had already placed orders...


McLaren 600LT by MSO revealed for Pebble Beach
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McLaren 600LT by MSO revealed for Pebble Beach

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a special 600LT for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, with a public debut scheduled for August 26. Dubbed the '600LT in Stealth Grey by MSO', the vehicle features a number of special finishes and options from McLaren's bespoke division, though it's not like the 'standard' 600LT wasn't already exclusive...


Configurator Challenge: McLaren 600LT
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Configurator Challenge: McLaren 600LT

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect McLaren 600LT...


McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025
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McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025

McLaren Automotive has announced its plans to hybridise its entire line-up before 2025 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with 18 new models and derivatives to be launched within that period. Dubbed 'Track25', the new strategy is an expansion of the company's previous Track22 plan – first launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, with plans for 15 new models and derivatives to be launched by 2022 – upping the investment cost to £1...


McLaren '600LT' spied
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McLaren '600LT' spied

The upcoming McLaren Sports Series track hero, currently dubbed the 600LT, has been spied at the Nurburgring ahead of an official reveal later today. For the first time we get a glimpse of the full vehicle, rather than the partial teaser images McLaren has released over the past fortnight...


McLaren '570LT' to be revealed on June 28
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McLaren '570LT' to be revealed on June 28

The new McLaren Sports Series model, unofficially dubbed the '570LT', has been teased again ahead of its official reveal on June 28. In a new image published by the British supercar specialist, we can see the new Sports Series flagship will get top-mounted exhaust pipes – a design feature that isn't part of its current range other than the limited-run Senna...


2019 McLaren 570LT teased
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2019 McLaren 570LT teased

McLaren Automotive has teased a track-ready take on the 570S, its Sport Series flagship, in similar vein to the 675LT. Revealed in a single image on McLaren's social media channels, the car is finished in a shade of slate grey, and runs with a more aggressive carbon-fibre diffuser than the 'standard' version...


McLaren: No to SUVs, yes to an electric hypercar
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McLaren: No to SUVs, yes to an electric hypercar

McLaren Automotive won’t follow key sports car-making rivals Lamborghini and Porsche in producing an SUV any time soon, but it does plan to introduce more hybrids and eventually offer a fully-electric model...


McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection revealed for China
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McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection revealed for China

The McLaren 570GT MSO Cabbeen Collection has been unveiled for the Beijing motor show, sporting unique appointments tailored for Chinese tastes. Designed in collaboration with Chinese fashion designer, Mr. Cabbeen, the bespoke McLaren 570GT by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is limited to just five units, and sports a unique black/gold colour scheme...


McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition revealed
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McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition revealed

The McLaren 570S Spider Design Edition has been revealed this week – well, one of them has – offering customers one of five new packages for "entirely harmonious" exterior and interior specification. Available to order now in overseas markets, each Design Edition features signature McLaren colour and trim options that have been "carefully curated" by the company's designers to "complement each  other to perfection"...


McLaren 570S Spider gains Track Pack option
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McLaren 570S Spider gains Track Pack option

McLaren has toned and tightened the 570S Spider for track work, adding a lightweight Track Pack option to the line-up. The new Track Pack follows in the coupe's footprints, with a smattering of carbon-fibre and titanium components helping shave 33kg from the already-lithe 570S Spider...


McLaren MSO reveals new options for Sports Series
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McLaren MSO reveals new options for Sports Series

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has detailed a new range of options for the Sports Series range – including the 540C, 570S and 570GT – giving customers even more customisation choices when they purchase their new supercar. Headlining additions include a new Black Pack option, a lighter and louder Titanium SuperSports exhaust system, and extended carbon-fibre trim elements...


2018 McLaren 570GT pricing and specs
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2018 McLaren 570GT pricing and specs

McLaren has confirmed a raft of updates to its Sports Series range designed to beef up its Coupe and GT models to align them closer to the recently-launched 570S Spider. The biggest winner is the McLaren 570GT, scoring carbon-ceramic brakes as standard, while an optional Sport Pack, which alters the dynamic setting of the grand tourer, is available for the first time...


McLaren proves car design is child’s play with all-new open-top sportster
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McLaren proves car design is child’s play with all-new open-top sportster

British supercar brand McLaren Automotive has revealed its most affordable open-top sports car ever, and it's apparently been "designed with family in mind". A collaboration between McLaren Automotive and North American toy manufacturer, The Step2 Company, the new wheels don’t feature the UK performance marque’s well-known twin-turbocharged V8, but instead rely on parents for propulsion...


McLaren Sports Series winning customers away from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini
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McLaren Sports Series winning customers away from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini

McLaren Automotive, the Fledgling British Sports car brand that only started building road cars in 2011, is already stealing 'conquest' sales from more established marques like Porsche and Audi. Founded by New Zealand racing legend, Bruce McLaren in 1963, as Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, the brand is steeped in top-level motor racing history, having notched up no less than eight Constructors Championships and 12 Drivers Championships in Formula 1 alone...