McLaren 540C Review

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The 540C is McLaren’s least expensive car. As such there’s much that’s missing. It lacks the 650S’s Proactive Chassis Control, which replaces mechanical anti-roll bars (and their intrinsic compromise) with interlinked hydraulics for a plush ride with circuit-ready body control. The 540C also uses iron brake discs rather than carbon-ceramics, and four-piston front calipers as … [Read more…]

McLaren 570 GT

The acronym GT is probably one of the most commonly used badges attached to the rear end of a car. Manufacturers think that by adding it to one of their humdrum models, it immediately gives an otherwise bland and boring car immediate street cred as a ‘grand tourer‘. McLaren has expanded its Sports Series line … [Read more…]

McLaren Remains A Target For Apple Buyout

Apple sees the acquisition of McLaren as key to its Project Titan plan to enter the car industry and use FI to promote its tablets and smartphones to younger buyers. Autocar has learned. The impetus is to acquire McLaren’s vast technical know-how and R&D expertise, including the main automotive engineering disciplines of body structures, powertrains, … [Read more…]

McLaren Quashes Apple Rumours

LAST week, Internet speculation suggested technology giant Apple was planning a bold takeover bid for supercar maker McLaren. But hours after the rumours started, a McLaren spokesperson quashed them, telling Auto Express: “We are not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment.” Online reports had suggested Apple was considering a “full takeover” … [Read more…]

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – 2003

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The combination of German engine technology and advanced British racing-car design capability has seen the McLaren Mercedes team achieve success at the world’s Grand Prix circuits. They have also teamed up to produce one of the world’s most impressive sports cars, the Mercedes SLR McLaren, assembled at McLaren’s ultra-modern Woking HQ.

McLaren F1 – 1992

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There have been many pretenders to the title of ‘ultimate road car’, but few have actually managed to grab the crown for long, as a new monarch invariably awaits just around the corner with more horsepower and a higher top speed. But the McLaren F1 delivered in spades, and remained unchallenged king of the road … [Read more…]