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Full-size LEGO McLaren 720S Finished By Fans At Goodwood Festival of Speed

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that concluded earlier this month, McLaren had quite a bit to show off. Among the fleet, there was something particularly intriguing. Something a little more jagged than the British automaker’s usual offerings. It was a full-size LEGO McLaren based on the all-new beastly 720S. Yes. It was a 1:1 LEGO replica of the 720S. Obviously, what McLaren pulled off isn’t new. We have seen a number of full-size automobile replica in the past, including the likes of Ford Explorer, LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile, and even a fully-functional camper – just to name a few. But McLaren 280,000+ pieces example was a tad different. Continue reading Full-size LEGO McLaren 720S Finished By Fans At Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Most Compact McLaren Yet Is Pure Electric And Its For Kids

Even established automakers will feel hard-pressed in competing with today’s leading maker of electric cars, Tesla Motors. Not McLaren Automotive though. The British sport car maker has plucked up the courage to go head-to-head with Tesla with its very own (and first ever) pure electric ride, well, albeit in a very much smaller proportion and also, it is not actually competing with Tesla Motors’ regular road-going electric rides; instead it is probably more like competing with Tesla Model S for Kids, you know, that cool tiny ride made by Radio Flyer. Yes. You heard that right. McLaren first pure electric car is also the most compact McLaren ever, and it is for kids, or to be precise, for juniors who are six years of age or younger. And oh, it is a McLaren P1 too. Continue reading The Most Compact McLaren Yet Is Pure Electric And Its For Kids

Would You Drop $12,000 For A 1/8 Scale McLaren P1 Model?

So you have been saving all this while for the gorgeous McLaren P1. As you joyously prepare yourself for the big day when you will drive your Toyota Prius to swop for a P1, you read on the news that P1 will no longer be made. It must have been hard for you as your automotive dream of owning a P1 come crashing on you. Too bad. Though it is not without options. You can either scour the used car markets both local and overseas for one, which will no doubt be a daunting task since less than 400 were made, or alternatively, you can settle with a 1/8 scale replica crafted by the folks who are totally obsessed with details, Amalgam Fine Model Cars. Continue reading Would You Drop $12,000 For A 1/8 Scale McLaren P1 Model?

This is McLaren’s 3.2 Seconds Baby Supercar, the 570PS 570S Coupe

Entry-level is hardly the word that apply to supercar, but here it is the McLaren “baby” supercar, the 570S Coupe, which happens to be the British luxury sports car maker’s entry-level model. The 570S falls under the firm’s Sports Series, which joins the Super Series and Ultimate Series “to complete the three-tier McLaren range.” Taking on a classic sports car configuration, the 570S boasts a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and is built around a unique carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis. At its heart is a 3.8L V8 twin turbo engine which, as the model name indicates, puts out 570PS or 562 hp. Peak torque comes in at 443 lb-ft (600 Nm), which can be experienced between 5,000-6,500 rpm range. The spritely engine is mated to a seven-speed SSG gearbox, which put the power to good use at the rear wheels, while standard-fit carbon ceramic brakes peeking through newly designed range of forged alloy wheels, provides the stopping power. Continue reading This is McLaren’s 3.2 Seconds Baby Supercar, the 570PS 570S Coupe

McLaren Celebrates 20th Anniversary of F1 GTR Win with $370K 650S Le Mans

On June 18, 1995 at the 63rd Grand Prix of Endurance aka 24 Hours of Le Mans held at Circuit de la Sarthe, five McLaren F1 GTRs raced crossed the chequered flag, finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th. It was an achievement which McLaren remembered fondly till this day. Twenty years on, McLaren is marking that glorious feat with fifty special editions 650S, to be available globally. What? Not a reboot of the F1 GTR? Sadly no. For fans, 650S Le Mans will have to do if you want a piece of the history. As if not having at least a replica of the F1 GTR isn’t bad enough, these limited edition 650S will not see any power or torque bump. What a bummer, is it not? Continue reading McLaren Celebrates 20th Anniversary of F1 GTR Win with $370K 650S Le Mans

McLaren Cranks Up The Insanity Level Of The P1 With A 986 Horsepower Track-focused Concept

anyone here with extremely deep pockets and thinks McLaren P1‘s 904 horsepower ‘is barely enough’? if so, well, then we suggest that you keep your fingers crossed that the McLaren P1 GTR will turn from concept to reality. also, perhaps it is a good time stop drooling over the Malibu beach house and start racking in some serious money for it. as noted, the GTR is a design concept which is based on the existing P1 hybrid drivetrain, but one tuned with the tracks in mind, and it is not just any track car that McLaren wants you to have; the British marque wants it to be the best driver’s car in the world on track. its 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine is motorsport-optimized and the lightweight electric motor are massage to offer 1,000PS or 986 horsepower. Continue reading McLaren Cranks Up The Insanity Level Of The P1 With A 986 Horsepower Track-focused Concept

McLaren 650S

McLaren said the ‘S’ in its newly announced McLaren 650S stands for ‘Sport’, which is kind of redundant to a McLaren especially when this new sexy beast coming from the British motorsport specialist has 650PS (641 hp) under the hood. 640 ponies. that is a lot of power by any car standard, so sport or not, this is going to be one heck of a speed demon. based on the 12C, the 650S will join as an additional model alongside the 12C and the sold-out McLaren P1, and will be available as a coupe, as well as a hardtop convertible. performance figures coming from the retuned M838T twin turbo V8 engine-equipped exotic supercar are not available, but according to the Woking folks, these figures “will be confirmed ahead of the Geneva Show.” as a head up, the folks at McLaren said that it will be faster than then 12C which, for your information, will still continue to be sold. so, no. the 650S is not a replacement for the 12C. Continue reading McLaren 650S

McLaren P1 Hybrid

remember the exotic McLaren P1 showcased in last year’s Paris Motor Show? back then, little was known about this exotic ride except for its exceedingly stunning look, but things are set to get little more adrenalin-pumping when the British marque rolls in the finalized, but limited edition, McLaren P1 Hybrid into the Geneva Auto Show 2013 (aka 83rd International Motor Show and Accessories, Geneva). and yes, it is a hybrid and a hyper performance one at that. equipped with the race-inspired Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) and fitted with a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a ‘regular’ mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol unit and a “highly effective electric motor” Continue reading McLaren P1 Hybrid

McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition

McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition
McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition | £375,000.00 | www.mclarenautomotive.com

if you are one auto enthusiast who settles for nothing but the best, then a race-bred, tricked out McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition might fancy you. the Can-Am Edition is a GT3-inspired exotic ride that’s going to make you stick to your seat with its 630 horsepower (470 kW) mid-mounted 3.8-Liter twin turbo V8 engine. paying homage to the success in the Can-Am Series (hence, the namesake) during the 60s, the McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition is touted by its British maker to be the “ultimate track car” with more ponies (30 more hp, to be exact) Continue reading McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am Edition

McLaren P1

McLaren P1
McLaren P1 | US$tba | www.mclarenautomotive.com

more than two decades on after the first introduction of one of the world greatest car, the McLaren F1, McLaren has decided on a potential successor and that is the new McLaren P1, a car that no doubt have a huge shoes to fill. naturally, we, like any car enthusiasts, are excited but much to our dismay, the details are scant – extremely scant, in fact. but at least, there are some images, which are available after the break, to tease our senses and flirt with the bank accounts of the insanely rich. that said, the P1 is all but a concept at this point in time Continue reading McLaren P1