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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
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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
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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
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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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McLaren P1 heats up the Arctic Circle

By - May 1, 2013 17 Pictures
You don't create one of the utmost masterpieces of the high-performance supercar market without countless hours of testing. Much of that testing is dirty, sweaty and anything but sexy, but a few select aspects are riveting enough to make for edge-of-your-seat video – aspects like the McLaren P1 drifting through snow-powdered ice in northern Sweden. McLaren released just such a video this week. Read More
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McLaren reveals P1 engine details – and it's a hybrid

By - February 20, 2013 15 Pictures
We’ve seen the early images and taken a peek at the carbon fiber interior, but now McLaren has seen fit to let slip the finer details of just what's powering the P1. The long-awaited successor to the mighty F1 will sport both a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, and an electric motor – each of which combine to push out a total of 903 bhp, and 900 Nm of torque. Read More
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