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Erica Lourd Erica Lourd Jul 15, 2019 at 20:28.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Is and Is Not a Supercar

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Is and Is Not a Supercar

The 2000s were a golden age of cars—an era that embraced both modern safety features and design as well as a bygone the-sky’s-the-limit attitude that’s all but vanished today as the world is taken over by electric crossovers. And one of the most glorious results of that time was the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

Thought up in Germany but designed and built in the UK, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren...

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 15, 2019 at 17:45.

McLaren Teases New Spy Kids Film—No, Wait, This Is an Eyewear Line

McLaren Teases New <i>Spy Kids</i> Film—No, Wait, This Is an Eyewear Line

Renowned automaker and less-renowned motorsport competitor McLaren, on Tuesday, teased an unexpected new iteration of the famous Spy Kids chronicles, in which the kid spies are now adult spies, building off of the thrilling narratives established by the original Spy Kids, The Island of Lost Dreams, Game Over and that one movie that came out way after the rest of the franchise in 2011.

Wait,...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 15, 2019 at 14:16.

McLaren Spiders Have the Best Feature

McLaren Spiders Have the Best Feature

While on the McLaren 720S Spider drive last week, I was poking around in the cabin and noticed a little button nestled in the center console to the left of the button that electronically lowers and raises the roof. This, as it turns out, is the little button that controls the car’s powered rear window. Yes, you read that right: The 720S Spider has a powered rear window! This is extremely...

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 15, 2019 at 13:57.

Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn't Because of Brexit

Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn't Because of Brexit
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

Honda plans to close its only car plant in the UK, the European Union says it’ll fight back in a trade war with the U.S., Carlos Ghosn gets ready for trial, General Motors puts its money where its SUVs are, and McLaren stands by its anti-SUV mindset. All of this and more in The Morning Shift...

Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jul 15, 2019 at 10:22.

The McLaren P1 GTR 'Beco' Is Even Faster And More Powerful Than The Original P1 GTR

The McLaren P1 GTR 'Beco' Is Even Faster And More Powerful Than The Original P1 GTR

God has not endeavored to bless you with the driving skills of Ayrton Senna. He has, however, deigned it appropriate to bless you with a bounty of unimaginable riches, time for the occasional track day, and a healthy dose of a e s t h e t i c taste. Looks like you’ve got no choice other than to get a McLaren P1 GTR decked out like the McLaren MP4/4 that carried Senna to his first Formula One...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 15, 2019 at 04:20.

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider and 600LT Spider?

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider and 600LT Spider?
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Convertibles aren’t typically my jam, but I’m willing to put aside my prejudices for the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider and McLaren 600LT Spider . I’m going to drive them both this week. What do you want to know about them?

This would be my first time driving any McLaren, actually. I’ve read all the articles about how they...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 15, 2019 at 00:15.

The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Ruthless, Roofless Wonder

The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Ruthless, Roofless Wonder
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Mercedes-Benz has AMG, BMW has M and Cadillac has V-Series. Surely McLaren of all companies has transcended this need for even sportier and more exclusive versions of already very sporty and exclusive cars? Evidently not, because its Longtail-treated models exist, the latest of which is the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider.

And like the...

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 14, 2019 at 19:45.

Here's the Orange McLaren Fernando Alonso Will Take to the Indianapolis 500 This Year

Here's the Orange McLaren Fernando Alonso Will Take to the Indianapolis 500 This Year

We all knew Fernando Alonso wouldn’t leave his Indianapolis 500 legacy at just one start that ended in an all-too-poetic engine failure in 2017, mainly because he said as much . So, after a year off from the race and without a full Formula One racing schedule to distract him, Alonso’s back in bright orange this May.

Well, “McLaren orange” is the better term here, since Alonso’s IndyCar entry...

Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jul 14, 2019 at 13:28.

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider: Which One of You Bastards Is Gonna Do 197 MPH With No Roof

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider: Which One of You Bastards Is Gonna Do 197 MPH With No Roof

Thanks to an incredibly stiff carbon fiber chassis and some ridiculous performance figures, the new McLaren 600LT Spider maintains all of the amazing performance of the fixed roof car, but now with the option to show a little more face when cruising down the avenues.

The 600LT convertible keeps the 592 horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, a dry weight under 1,300 kg (or about 2,866 pounds),...

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 14, 2019 at 09:27.

You Could Be McLaren’s Next Designer

You Could Be McLaren’s Next Designer

If you’re always either bored or completely repulsed by modern auto design and your drawing expertise extends beyond the realm of stick figures, then it might just be your lucky day. McLaren, the creator of the debatable-looking Senna and the also debatable-looking Speedtail , is hiring a new designer.

The opening is out of McLaren’s base in the town of Woking in Surrey, England, and it’s in...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 14, 2019 at 06:46.

The Lord of the Wagons Is a BMW E34 M5 With the V12 From a McLaren F1

The Lord of the Wagons Is a BMW E34 M5 With the V12 From a McLaren F1

By now, the McLaren F1 has transcended past the point of merely being a fast car to the stuff of legends. Three seats. Over 600 horsepower. And a naturally aspirated V12 sourced from BMW. Of course, that engine needed to be tested, so BMW stuffed it into the only other logical place it should go: An E34 M5 wagon.

On the second episode of the Collecting Cars Podcast with Top Gear and /DRIVE on...

Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 13, 2019 at 20:05.

Fernando Alonso and McLaren Did Not Qualify For The Indy 500

Fernando Alonso and McLaren Did Not Qualify For The Indy 500

After struggling to make time in top-30 qualifying yesterday, Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team borrowed setup notes from Penske and negotiated shock absorbers from Andretti in an effort to run a little quicker. Alonso did run about a tenth of a mile per hour quicker in a rain delayed qualifying Sunday afternoon, but it was not quite enough to make it happen.

Sage Karam and James...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 13, 2019 at 16:32.

McLaren's Formula One Season Is in Flames Already

McLaren's Formula One Season Is in Flames Already

Do you believe in omens? I like to consider myself something of a skeptic, but some signs are just too damn obvious to pass up. Like McLaren’s garage lighting on fire ahead of the 2019 Formula One season.

Following pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on Friday, McLaren joined Williams and Racing Point for an extra filming day, where the teams could run their cars...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 13, 2019 at 13:42.

There's Another McLaren 'Longtail' With Top-Exit Exhausts Coming

There's Another McLaren 'Longtail' With Top-Exit Exhausts Coming

Besides making great cars that are both excellent to drive and live with, McLaren is also actively making the world a better place by offering things like the 2019 McLaren 600LT with top-exit exhaust pipes . The new, upcoming and yet-unnamed “Longtail” McLaren will also sport these pipes.

Give Me Top-Exit Exhausts Or Give Me Death

It’s lucky for me and my credibility that the 2019 McLaren...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 13, 2019 at 11:39.

Fernando Alonso Rules Out a Full-Time IndyCar Campaign for 2019

Fernando Alonso Rules Out a Full-Time IndyCar Campaign for 2019

Well, there you have it, folks. After months of speculation—with confirmation that he wouldn’t be returning to Formula One and the full force of Alonsomania reaching maddening heights post-Le Mans—Fernando Alonso has made it clear. He will not be joining the IndyCar series for a full-time campaign in 2019.

The news comes just one day after Zak Brown, boss man at McLaren, confirmed that the...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 13, 2019 at 06:46.

The McLaren 720S GT3 Is the Racing Version of the McLaren You’re Jealous of

The McLaren 720S GT3 Is the Racing Version of the McLaren You’re Jealous of

McLaren is looking to expand its market by introducing a customer racing division for both professional and amateur drivers alike. That means we’re seeing the introduction of the McLaren 720S GT3, which is about to get some track testing in the US and Europe.

It’s a pretty similar build to the road car with a light, stiff carbon fiber chassis. The engine and aerodynamics are the focuses here....

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 13, 2019 at 01:12.

McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

Cheesy sayings might get annoying over time, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, after all, would’ve been great advice for those in charge of booking McLaren’s Indy 500 hospitality—now an extravagant monument to its own amazing failure to make the race .

McLaren decided to run the Indianapolis 500 as a one-off race this year with semi

Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 12, 2019 at 21:17.

McLaren Confirms It's Building a Real Car Possibly Based on the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo

McLaren Confirms It's Building a Real Car Possibly Based on the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo

Last year, McLaren made the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo concept, a car that you lie prone in to drive and also one that only existed inside the video game Gran Turismo Sport. Now, McLaren has confirmed it’s building a real car likely inspired by that concept.

The car is called the BC-03, short for Bespoke Commission 03, according to PistonHeads. The website also got a statement from McLaren...

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 12, 2019 at 16:13.

The 2019 McLaren Speedtail Isn't Quite Legal in the U.S.

The 2019 McLaren Speedtail Isn't Quite Legal in the U.S.

If you, an enterprising American billionaire (or millionaire, I don’t discriminate), were looking forward to parading your brand-new, 2019 McLaren Speedtail up and down Main Street, then I have some bad news for you: The car isn’t street legal in the U.S. Foop.

One of the coolest things about the McLaren F1 successor is that it maintains the three-seat setup that was so unique to the first...

Alanis King Alanis King Jul 12, 2019 at 00:45.

This McLaren 720S Spider Is Here to Remind You How Rad Gradient Paint Is

This McLaren 720S Spider Is Here to Remind You How Rad Gradient Paint Is

McLaren does some debatable things, like the Speedtail ’s mismatched wheels or the entire look that the Senna , like Gretchen Wieners and “fetch,” is trying but failing to make happen. But McLaren also does good things, like not giving into peer pressure and reminding us all that gradient paint will never go out of style.

That last part is courtesy of the new McLaren 720S Spider by McLaren...

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