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McLaren to unveil 650S supercar in Geneva

Like the Rolling Stones in their heyday, McLaren is aiming to churn out a new album – or in this case, supercar – every year. The latest addition to the company's fast growing stable will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month – the McLaren 650S. Read More
— Automotive

Spark-Renault SRT_01E goes for a spin in Las Vegas

By - January 8, 2014 4 Pictures
Las Vegas got a reminder on Monday that technology is more than smartphones and tablets, as the Strip echoed to the whine of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E single-seater, all-electric race car making its public driving debut. Timed to coincide with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the first-of-its-kind Formula E electric racer was put through its paces by Brazilian Formula 1 driver Lucas di Grassi before heading on to Mandalay Bay in the city center. Read More
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McLaren's ultrasonic force field to replace windshield wipers

By - December 23, 2013 3 Pictures
Windshield wipers are life-savers, but also can drive one to distraction with their incessant streaking and chattering. Well, the tyranny of the wipers may soon be over. McLaren Automotive’s chief designer Frank Stephenson told The Sunday Times that the performance motoring company is investigating the use of "ultrasonic force fields" to replace windshield wipers in automobiles. While Stephenson referred to a military source for McLaren's tech, there appears to be very little public information on how such force fields might clean a windshield during a storm, so I'm taking a look at the patent history to see how this might be accomplished. Read More
— Automotive Review

Test drive: McLaren 12C Spider

By - October 30, 2013 34 Pictures
It’s interesting how a little context will shape one’s opinions. Turns out I’d been an accidental fan of McLaren for years. Before the name became synonymous with Formula 1, and before the release of the iconic F1 supercar in the 90s, there were slotcars. Yes you heard me, slotcars. Going through some old Kodaks, I realized I’d in fact been driving scaled down, electric McLarens since the 70s. So upon learning I’d be driving the full-scale version of McLaren’s 12C Spider, I was as pleased as Scottish schoolboy in September. Read More
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UK customer becomes first to take delivery of McLaren P1

By - October 21, 2013 2 Pictures
We've been following the McLaren P1’s journey from concept through extreme testing to production. Now the car maker has released the performance specs of the hybrid-engine supercar along with the announcement that a UK-based customer has become the first to take delivery of a P1 that rolled off the production line at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England at the end of September. Read More
— Automotive

McLaren's P1 gets tested under the broiler in southern US states

By - September 9, 2013 10 Pictures
McLaren’s P1 has already proven itself in Arctic exercises, but more recently it was the job of California, Nevada and Arizona to gang up on the supercar as part of an extreme heat testing scenario. The P1, which McLaren is set to begin delivering in a few weeks, appears to have remained undaunted as temperatures hit record highs of 116ºF (52ºC) during test runs in its new, undisguised finish. Read More
— Automotive

The sights of Speed: 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed round-up

By - July 17, 2013 130 Pictures
Twenty years of bleeding-edge supercars, nostalgic classics, soaring bikes, grumbling racers and motorsport royalty were celebrated at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodwood shared its anniversary with a number of friends, including Aston Martin, McLaren and the Porsche 911, in an event that saw a record 196,000 visitors enjoy a warm weekend filled with tire smoke, hill climbing and auto sightseeing of the highest order. Read More
— Automotive

McLaren’s track-only 12C GT Sprint surfaces at Goodwood

By - July 14, 2013 5 Pictures
McLaren engineers like to show off their prowess, which they were happy to display in their 12C model, including the 12C GT3 and the limited edition 12C GT Can-Am Edition. This weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed sees Mclaren GT roll out its track-only variant, the 12C GT Sprint. Boasting enhanced handling, aerodynamics and track focus, McLaren bills it as the bridge between the standard 12C and the all-out racing versions. Read More
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