McLaren 650S Spider: The Middle McLaren Loses Its Top (UPDATE: Price)
Mar04

McLaren 650S Spider: The Middle McLaren Loses Its Top (UPDATE: Price)

[Update: US pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupé starts at $265,500 and $280,225 for the McLaren 650S Spider. McLaren 650S to make US debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show] Last month, we introduced you to the McLaren 650S Coupe and its mind-bending performance.  Now, just a few hours ago at the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren unveiled the equally mind-bending McLaren 650S Spider.   It’s no real surprise that the McLaren 650S...

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McLaren 650S Coupe: McLaren’s Middle Child (Performance Figures and Price) [Update]
Feb17

McLaren 650S Coupe: McLaren’s Middle Child (Performance Figures and Price) [Update]

[Update: US pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupé starts at $265,500 and $280,225 for the McLaren 650S Spider. McLaren 650S to make US debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show] I know one thing for sure.  McLaren makes a kick-ass car.  The MP4-12C is probably the best car available under $300,000.  And, the McLaren P1 is nothing short of extraordinary, both in terms of performance and styling.  But, now… now there’s another...

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McLaren P1: Full Performance Specs on McLaren’s Hypercar
Oct21

McLaren P1: Full Performance Specs on McLaren’s Hypercar

Earlier this week, Lamborghini unveiled the Veneno Roadster.  And, today, McLaren has finally given us the full specs on the McLaren P1, just as the first P1 (in exposed carbon fiber and Volcano yellow, of course) was picked up by some lucky, lucky guy in the U.K. directly from the McLaren Technology Centre.  It’s been a good week for hypercars. With a total of 903 hybrid horses from a 727 horse, 3.8 liter, twin-turbo V8 and a...

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McLaren 12C GT Sprint: Details on McLaren’s Newest Track Car
Oct01

McLaren 12C GT Sprint: Details on McLaren’s Newest Track Car

Last July I called the McLaren 12C GT Sprint a “kindler, gentler kidney-jarring, neck-snapping track machine” after waxing poetic about Arlo Guthrie lyrics.  And, after taking in the latest news from McLaren on the 12C GT Sprint, I realized I couldn’t be more wrong.  There is nothing kinder or gentler about this particular neck-snapping track machine.   Starting at £195,000 ($315,841), the McLaren 12C GT is the...

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[Video] McLaren Turns 50 with a Parade to End All Parades

McLaren is 50 years old, and, man, do they know how to throw a party.  A company party, champagne and a parade McLarens, from the iconic past (CanAm M80, M23 and MP4/4) and the very promising present (P1 and MP4-12C). Check out this video.  Oh and McLaren, if you’re reading this… HIRE...

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McLaren P1: [Video] High Temperature Testing Leads to Amazing Photos
Sep05

McLaren P1: [Video] High Temperature Testing Leads to Amazing Photos

September 2013 heralds the 50th anniversary of McLaren.  It also sees the first deliveries of the astonishing McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar.  To ensure the P1 is ready for delivery, McLaren has been putting their baby through a rather grueling gauntlet of tests. For example this Carbon Black “production-intent” McLaren P1 that is so breathtakingly rendered in these photos has recently been put through its paces in extreme...

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McLaren 12C GT Sprint, Sin R1 and Bluebird DC50: Three New Cars I Really Want but Will Never Have [Video]
Jul20

McLaren 12C GT Sprint, Sin R1 and Bluebird DC50: Three New Cars I Really Want but Will Never Have [Video]

My last two posts have been on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC and the MINI Getaway Cars, cars that share a common theme… I will probably never have them.  To continue that theme and to twist the knife a bit deeper into my gut, I present to you three more cars into whose drivers’ seats my rump will never settle: the track-star McLaren 12C GT Sprint, the enigmatic and blazingly fast Sin R1 supercar and the...

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McLaren Offers 12C Coupe and Spyder 50th Anniversary Editions
May29

McLaren Offers 12C Coupe and Spyder 50th Anniversary Editions

McLaren and the McLaren Special Operations division have introduced limited 50th anniversary editions of the brand’s stratospherically good MP4-12C Coupe and Spyder cars.  With an edition of only 50 cars each, the anniversary McLaren 12Cs will get a new front fascia for better downforce, carbon fiber trimmed air inlets and an ultra-light Kevlar floorboard.  A choice of Carbon Black, Supernova Silver or McLaren Orange paint, 50th...

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McLaren to Display 12C GT Can-Am Edition along Side Vintage Racers at Goodwood [Video]
Apr29

McLaren to Display 12C GT Can-Am Edition along Side Vintage Racers at Goodwood [Video]

McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition & M8D Can-Am Racer To a brand with the pedigree, legacy and tradition of McLaren, history is everthing.  Especially racing history.  To honor that history and to celebrate their 50th Anniversary, McLaren will be showcasing a collection of their most iconic racers like the M8D Can-Am along side the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition during the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer. The 12C GT Can-Am...

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McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]
Mar06

McLaren P1: Filling the McLaren F1’s Very Fast Shoes [UPDATED]

Twenty years, nine months and eight days ago, McLaren changed the automotive world with the record shattering, paradigm shifting, technology advancing, wall poster-ing McLaren F1, forever earning the name McLaren a place within the ranks of car primacy.  With that kind of pedigree, each subsequent car debuted by the Surrey, UK-based supercar maker has had quite a weight to bear.   As their first “main stream” road car, the...

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