A fitting backdrop for the debut of one of the world’s sportiest motorized creations, last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed   held in West Sussex, England was McLaren Automotive’s…

Limited edition McLaren 650S unveiled at Goodwood

A fitting backdrop for the debut of one of the world's sportiest motorized creations, last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed held in West Sussex, England was McLaren Automotive's choice for pulling the sheet off of its new limited edition 650S supercar.

This special 650S, which was developed by McLaren's bespoke personalization division McLaren Special Operations and debuted alongside a special GT3 racing-spec version of the same model, gets a number of unique tweaks unavailable on the "base" 650S. For starters, exterior upgrades include satin-finish carbon-fibre components such as extended MSO side blades "giving a subtle and purposeful look" says the press release, plus a distinctive three-piece carbon-enhanced rear bumper, a more pronounced rear diffuser, and new Palladium coloured 10-spoke diamond-cut alloy rims that weigh four kilos less per wheel and are locked in place with lightweight titanium wheel bolts, while climbing inside, owners will immediately be met by a signature Read Full Story
Do you want a new McLaren P1 GTR? Right now it’s only in prototype trim, but a production version available for conditional sale will debut soon. Ahead of this, McLaren plans to display the concept…

McLaren unveils P1 GTR Concept online ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

The McLaren P1 GTR makes absolutely perfect sense. After all, why wouldn't a supercar brand that's spent the vast majority of its 50-plus years producing racing cars want to turn its pride and joy road car into a track-dominating force to be reckoned with (especially considering that its current MP4-29 Formula 1 car isn't exactly making headlines for the right reasons).

McLaren, which only delved into the road car business briefly from 1992 to 1998 with the much-lauded and aptly named F1, a three-seat supercar with a mid-mounted 627-horsepower BMW-sourced 6.1-litre 60-degree V12, before more recently creating a serious Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracán contender with the 2011 to 2014 12C (A.K.A. MP4-12C), followed up by the 2013 to 2014 P1, and brand new 2014 650S, appears to once again be taking up road car racing just like it did with the old F1 in the mid-'90s (they won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995). Could they win their class in Le Mans again?

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A fitting backdrop for the debut of one of the world’s sportiest motorized creations, last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed   held in West Sussex, England was McLaren Automotive’s…

Limited edition McLaren 650S unveiled at Goodwood

A fitting backdrop for the debut of one of the world's sportiest motorized creations, last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed held in West Sussex, England was McLaren Automotive's choice for pulling the sheet off of its new limited edition 650S supercar.

This special 650S, which was developed by McLaren's bespoke personalization division McLaren Special Operations and debuted alongside a special GT3 racing-spec version of the same model, gets a number of unique tweaks unavailable on the "base" 650S. For starters, exterior upgrades include satin-finish carbon-fibre components such as extended MSO side blades "giving a subtle and purposeful look" says the press release, plus a distinctive three-piece carbon-enhanced rear bumper, a more pronounced rear diffuser, and new Palladium coloured 10-spoke diamond-cut alloy rims that weigh four kilos less per wheel and are locked in place with lightweight titanium wheel bolts, while climbing inside, owners will immediately be met by a signature Read Full Story
It’s no secret that McLaren Automotive has been working on a new model. Now, with less than a month to go before the latest   supercar’s debut at the International […]

New McLaren 650S debuts ahead of Geneva show

It's no secret that McLaren Automotive has been working on a new model. Now, with less than a month to go before the latest supercar's debut at the International Geneva Motor Show, the boutique British automaker has released a selection of images of the car, together with a smattering of technical information.

The new model will be called the McLaren 650S, and will slot between the 12C and the more expensive (and now sold out) P1.

Developed under the project name "P12", the 650S will be available as either a fixed-roof coupe or as a Spider with a retractable hardtop. Power comes from a 650-horsepower version of McLaren's M838T twin-turbo V8 engine (the model name reflects the horsepower rating, with the "S" standing for "sport").

As with other McLaren road cars, the 650S is built around a carbon fibre tub chassis, with bodywork designed for both dramatic appeal and aerodynamic performance.

The styling is inspired by the McLaren P1, and previews a new Read Full Story
For Canadian motorists – and U.S. motorists north of the Sunbelt – winter means slogging your way through endless rain, snow, The next-generation McLaren P1 might not need windshield wipers…

McLaren developing wiperless windshield

For Canadian motorists - and U.S. motorists north of the Sunbelt - winter means slogging your way through endless rain, snow, slush, sleet, and road spray. It gives your wipers a non-stop workout, and often leaves you staring through a smeared, streaked windshield.

But if McLaren and other manufacturers have their way, those days may be coming to an end. No, automotive manufacturers aren't about to eliminate winter, but they are working on ways to eliminate the windshield wiper.

Mercedes-Benz has already taken one small step, eliminating the windshield spray jets on its SL sports car and integrating the windshield fluid delivery system directly in to the wiper instead. The German company calls the technology its Magic Vision Control System.

McLaren hopes to go a step further and borrow military technology to do away with the wiper altogether, using ultrasonic sound instead to create a type of ultrasonic force field that prevents anything from sticking to the Read Full Story