Items tagged with McLaren

Rumors about an Apple-developed electric car had been picking up speed for the past year, before hitting a speed bump earlier this month when it was reported that the company had shelved plans for the car. Word on the street at the time was that Apple was instead focusing its energies on developing self-driving software that could “plug in” to other manufacturers’ vehicles. Now a rather outlandish report is coming from the Financial Times, which suggests that Apple in talks to purchase (or at least make a substantial investment in) the McLaren Technology Group. In case you need a refresher, McLaren... Read more...
Nearly a year ago, McLaren went huntin’ for venerable Porsche’s 911 Turbo and the new-age Audi R8 with its 570S supercar. Nestled in its carbon monocoque chassis beats a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 which pumps out 562hp and 443 ft-lbs of torque. For some people, the 570S was perhaps a bit too raw to deal with on a daily basis, so the folks at McLaren have come back with the 570GT, which brings us the same basic vehicle that has been tuned more for comfort than all-out balls-to-the-wall performance. According to the company, it’s “the most refined and road-biased McLaren yet,” and it’s clear to see... Read more...
The last time we visited McLaren, the company had just unveiled the 570S, which is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that thumps out a generous 562hp and 443 ft-lbs of torque. Today, however, McLaren has introduced something that is a whole lot more sinister… and that’s a good thing. The 675LT Spider is the drop top version of the 675LT coupe that was first introduced last year. But this rolling art doesn’t come with a garden variety fabric soft top; the 675LT Spider feature a three-piece retractable hardtop. So when the cold weather rolls into town, you’ll still be able to enjoy your... Read more...
We know that McLaren knows how to make supercar as witnessed by the 650S. And the company is no stranger to the hypercar arena either thanks to the P1 (and the legendary F1). The P1 employs a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine and a hybrid powertrain to pump out an astonishing 903 hp, which is good enough to rocket the vehicle to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and top out at 217 mph. If the 650S is too rich for your blood, then don’t even bother asking about the P1. But if you want a slightly less frantic sports car that is priced below $200,000, McLaren has introduced its new Sport Series to take... Read more...
Way off in some alternate reality, Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on its Nokia McLaren handset, a flagship phone equipped with 3D Touch technology. The company's marketing team is busy preparing advertisements that show off the Kinect-like gesture control you can pull off courtesy of the phone's many embedded sensor, and there's an air of excitement looming at Microsoft over the McLaren's impending launch. Unfortunately for the team that conceived and built such a device, we live in this reality, the same one that just saw Microsoft chief Satya Nadella announce the biggest round of... Read more...
Since 2007, smartphones have largely looked the same. Form factors have grown slimmer, and displays are denser, but the overall motif really hasn't evolved much. So, what's truly "next" for smartphones? Perhaps it's intelligence. With Siri, Google Now, and Cortana taking the stage as personal assistants, Microsoft is hoping to take that notion another direction with 3D Touch features. The rumored addition could ship in Lumia handsets "later this year." As of now, a codenamed "McLaren" product has integrated Kinect-like features that put focus on gestures and motion, and require less tapping and... Read more...