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McLaren has just removed the top from its 600LT (Long Tail). Meet the 600LT Spider, which features a retractable hardtop, allowing its well-healed buyers to enjoy triple-digit speeds with the wind in their hair. The motorized hardtop mechanism only adds 110 pounds to the curb weight of the vehicle, which means that it should weigh in at just under 2,900 pounds. To put that in perspective, the new 2020 Toyota Supra weighs 3,397 pounds. Because the 600LT already featured an incredibly stiff MonoCell II carbon-fiber tub, there was no need to add additional bracing to its Spider counterpart.  The 600LT Spider is still powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that pumps out the same... Read more...
If owning an actual McLaren is out of your budget, then perhaps a OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition smartphone is more up your alley. It's certainly more affordable than an actual McLaren—the asking price is $699, versus the British automaker's recently announced 720S Spider, a sexy convertible that starts at $315,000. The new OnePlus 6T McLaren is a "salute to speed" and a nod to McLaren's rich history. It features a carbon fiber pattern on the rear of the handset, inspired by McLaren being the first to use carbon fiber in its Formula 1. There's also some orange coloring on the bottom of the phone. As OnePlus points out, "Papaya Orange has long been a hallmark of McLaren’s car design."... Read more...
The McLaren F1 is probably the greatest production road car ever built (don't argue with us) and is a legend in automotive circles. However, the car is a product of the 1990s, and McLaren hasn't quite yet built a vehicle that has the same performance pedigree or desirability as the McLaren F1 (sorry, P1). However, that all changes with the reveal of the McLaren Speedtail. McLaren is calling it a Hyper-GT that will have a top speed of 250 mph and a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that will generate an astonishing 1,035 horsepower. Forming the basis of the Speedtail is another McLaren performance monster: the 720S. The wheelbase of that donor platform has been extended by two inches,... Read more...
McLaren has a long history of making some of the coolest and best-performing supercars on the planet. The last hyper exotic that the company rolled out was the Senna, but McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has announced that it has built a series of ten MSO X cars that were inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4 racing car. Each of the ten special editions was designed and engineering with emulating a race car as the primary force behind the cars, but each of them are street legal. The ten cars were built for special buyers and each of the rides are already sold and were delivered at a special McLaren customer event near Las Vegas. The cars were commissioned by McLaren Newport Beach, the largest... Read more...
McLaren has built a new car and named it in honor of legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna and it is definitely an interesting vehicle. The car was clearly not designed with an eye towards aesthetics; from the side the car is not very attractive. This happens at times when a car is built more for function than what looks good to the artist’s eye. This makes the car perform fantastically, but a bit off looking in some respects. Look at the Senna from any angle but the side or front 3/4 view and it is shockingly beautiful; many would go so far as to call it a work of art. It has windows in the bottom of the doors, because why not. The car is street legal, but it's clearly meant mostly to... Read more...
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 produced perhaps the greatest supercar of all time — the McLaren F1 — and currently produces hypercars... 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 why. The 570S first and foremost adds a panoramic glass roof which brightens up the cabin and McLaren... 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 hell-raising chariot with reckless abandon. And speaking of hell-raising, the 675LT Spider features... 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 on the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, and Mercedes-AMG GT. At the heart of the 570S is... 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 layoffs in company history, and there's just no place for the McLaren at this time. That's a kick in... 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 swiping. 3D Touch (or Real Motion) would be the feature that Microsoft touts as its version of Samsung's... Read more...